Marc Blake

Writing comedy and comedy drama 2019

I work with comedy and drama scripts.

This site is for novices and professional writers of Comedy, drama and features. I offer a script service and have been a script reader for the BBC, several Independent Production companies and many clients worldwide.

The needs of broadcasters and commissioning editors change often. It is important to keep abreast of the current market by viewing and researching streaming platforms, box sets, Independent production companies and Terrestrial broadcasters (BBC/ITV/C4)

TV writing has changed markedly with streaming. Almost every show now follows the sitcom arc of narrative, in that a small number of core characters are trapped in a situation, which only they can resolve – but this may not occur for several seasons. Netflix and Amazon Prime are current market leaders, but Disney + and Britbox are soon to be released. The game changes daily.

I have written several books on the nuts and bolts of comedy writing (see books) as well as five novels.

I take a practical, mechanical approach to writing. A script editor or producer does not want to see poor syntax, spelling or a lack of awareness of form. Comedy writing demands a complex skill set and if you have a flair for it then I can help guide you towards producing work that will be read.

Writing is re-writing and perseverance is all.

Please see the corporate and testimonials pages for many satisfied clients

Marc Blake
Marc Blake