The British Academy of Film and Television Arts and Rocliffe launched a nationwide search for the comedy writing stars of the future. A top team of British comedy greats came together to select the best three scripts submitted by over 400 screenwriters all competing for the opportunity to have their work performed and showcased at the New York TV Festival, a pioneer of the ‘independent television’ movement.
Greg Daniels, showrunner of The Office and co-creator of Parks And Recreation reviewed the work of emerging British comedy writers at a BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum event that was held at the New York Television Festival (NYTVF) on 23 October 2013. Daniels lead a masterclass during which he offered live feedback on participants written work as the scenes were performed by professional actors. Scroll through the gallery below to see photos from event.