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RTÉ Comedy Call for New Ideas
14 Dec 2016 : Laura Brennan
RTÉ Comedy are now looking for proposals that can build on recent comedy successes. The department is responsible for commissioning Comedy output for RTÉ ONE, RTÉ2, and Online.

Making people laugh is an unusually Irish vocation. We have an extraordinary level of writing and performing talent, production and editorial skills, and Irish audiences have an unquestionable appetite for quality comedy. 

Comedy production is one of the most pure forms of creativity, and it requires taking bigger risks. But when these risks pay off, they can generate the biggest wins for RTÉ, such as channel defining content (Damo & Ivor, Mrs Browns Boys), new ways of reaching audiences, especially on-line (Republic of Telly, The Mario Rosenstock Show), strong youthful public service statements (Savage Eye, Irish Pictorial Weekly) and generate additional commercial revenue. 

RTÉ are now looking for proposals that can build on recent comedy successes. Ideas that break new talent, or generate new opportunities for existing talent. Coherent development phases will be prioritized, as will pragmatic budgets and finance plans - including BAI and Co-production Opportunities (especially with the UK Comedy Industry). Projects that maximize RTÉ's cross-platform offering will be of particular interest. 

For more information on RTÉ’s Comedy Music & Talent Commissions  please click here.




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