Ok, so who thinks they’re funny?Think you have what it takes to prove it? If you’re a Canuck and think you can, YOU COULD END UP WITH YOUR OWN SHOW on Canadian tv.Sound like you might have a shot?Click ahead for more details… Seems that the Comedy Network in Canada is offering a development deal to anyone with the funny for the money. Hey, Tom Green got multi-millions after a start on local Canadian cable access. Imagine what a nation-wide network could get ya!
- MAKE WITH THE FUNNY Comedy Development Deal Competition!The Comedy Network and the World of Comedy International Film Festival have teamed together to present “Make With The Funny”, a Canada-wide competition that awards one talented winner a $5,000 development deal and a shot at their very own half-hour comedy series on The Comedy Network.The challenge is to come up with the funniest, most entertaining half-hour prime time comedy series idea. The winner will receive $5,000 in seed money and be given the opportunity to work closely with Comedy Network production executives to develop the concepts. All in all, it’s a shot at a full-fledged comedy series on the network.Proposals may include – but are not limited to – sitcoms, sketch comedy, parody, animation, magazine format, lifestyle and reality. The competition is open to Canadian residence only. Full details and submission forms are available on the World of Comedy International Film Festival web site: www.worldcomedyfilmfest.com. Entries must be received by December 3, 2004.Five finalists will be given the opportunity to hone their presentation skills in a private half-day ‘pitching’ workshop during the World of Comedy International Film Festival in Toronto, February 9-13, 2005. They will then pitch their ideas to a team of comedy gurus who will choose a winner to be announced during the festival.The World of Comedy International Film Festival, a non-profit organization, was created in 2003 to celebrate and promote the artistry and power of comedy films. The annual festival features a feast of comedy films from Canadian and international comedy filmmakers as well as a professional development series. The festival deadline for film submissions of both shorts and features for the 2005 festival has been extended to November 5, 2004.For further inquiries please contact:World of Comedy International Film FestivalPhone (416) 487-7574 www.worldcomedyfilmfest.com