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Demystifying Commissioning

12/05/2021 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm BST


Commissioning: How do you get noticed and where is the right fit?

Join us as we bust the myths around commissioning, pitching projects and finding the next right steps for you. 

Our panelists will be talking you through their experience and expert advice on what the industry are looking for and answer all your questions on getting your work out there. Featuring Commissioning Editor Sioned Wiliam , Series Producer Susie Hall and Producer Natalie Allison!

Sioned Wiliam is the Commissioning Editor for Comedy at BBC Radio 4 and 4 Extra. Sioned is an award winning producer with over 20 years’ experience in comedy, drama and light entertainment, and currently working with a distinctive mix of content ranging from programmes with emerging writers and performers to classic formats and high profile comedians.

Natalie Allison is an independent producer, Funny Women Awards regional finalist (2018), and current Stage One Bursary Recipient working across the subsidised and commercial sector. Some recent credits include producing Andrew Maxwell’s acting debut Julius ‘Call Me Caesar’ Caesar (2019) playing at Arts Theatre London and the Gilded Balloon, as well as tour booking the smash-hit Scottish Comedy Award Winning Spontaneous Potter. Natalie has worked with a range of venues across the UK, with an interest in helping companies and acts develop ideas and upscale fringe success to wider touring and transfers with commercial potential.

Susie Hall is a freelance Series Producer with over 12 years experience in the industry, predominantly working in comedy entertainment and entertainment.  Her credits include Celebrity Juice for ITV2Virtually Famous for E4All Round to Mrs Brown’s for BBC1 and Comedians Giving Lectures for Dave. As well as producing shows, Susie is a Development Executive Producer and has pitched ideas to all the major broadcasters both in the UK and the United States.

Tickets are PWYW with a minimum £1 donation.

Funny Women is a not for profit; Community Interest Company and provides a centre of excellence for comedy skills and training to enable a stronger representation in mainstream comedy through performance, new writing and creative development. It runs workshops, comedy courses, outreach events, and provides strong community engagement.