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Sunday 21 July 2019




7th July 2000, Official Launch

Welcome to the British Society of Comedy Writers.

We're delighted to be able to announce our official launch, on Friday 7th July. This exciting event, hosted at the Groucho Club in London is a chance for writers, comedians and producers to meet and mingle, swapping ideas, information and contact details. Guests include BBC and Granada television producers, as well as Jacques Vermeire of Belgium who will be speaking to the newly formed society.

The BSCW aims to support each writer in selling their work to suitable markets, in the UK and abroad. This means that producers from various European countries will be attending the launch, to find new writers, and meet those they have worked with before. The Society initially aimed to launch in the UK in January, before the successful international launch in May at the Golden Rose of Montreux festival. Instead, President Ken Rock was urgently called away, to help develop some new opportunities in Asian markets.

In brief, the Society offers up to date market and contact information, discounted books and software, a regularly updated website, including members-only discussions and information, an annual conference and a quarterly magazine.

The aim is to maintain and attract further active membership, who will be able to attend events, meet producers, work together, and who are committed to writing the best comedy possible, across a variety of different genres.

For more information, take a look at the rest of our site. If you can't find what you're looking for, please contact us.
Ken Rock (President) and Jason Browne (co-ordinator)
pose for the press
Ken introduces writer Ronald Wolfe
Ken and Jason answering press questions
Ken and John Gough relax after their speeches
Ken Rock with Jill James (TAPS)
Jacques Vermeire travelled from Belgium for the launch
Diana Moore, Ken, George Layton
John Gough explains TV formats
Henry Holland of Cult TV
Stan Solomon and Frank E Tennis
John M. Lewis (inventor, Fifteen-to-One) with John Gough
Linda Hodgkinson gets some advice from Danny McCulloch
Honey Kalaria introduces one of Bollywood's top producers
Anna Ferguson, Ken, Gill Smith and David Bodycombe smiling after a successful launch

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