Comedy 50:50

Grand Scheme Media & Comedy 50:50 detail new virtual session

UK-based Grand Scheme Media has revealed more details of its upcoming comedy TV session, which is being produced in partnership with Saskia Schuster’s Comedy 50:50 initiative. The Introduction To Comedy TV session, which was postponed following Covid-19 restrictions, is now to be run as a concentrated 90-minute version via Zoom. Two sessions, backed by UKTV […]

ITV drops all-male comedy writing teams

ITV’s head of comedy has said she will no longer commission comedy shows with all-male writers’ rooms. Speaking at the Diverse Media Festival in Bradford, Saskia Schuster says she has taken action after realising that “an awful lot of my comedy entertainment shows are made up of all-male writing teams”. “Too often the writing room […]