Finding The Next Big Thing: Developing New Comedy And Entertainment Talent In Audio And Beyond
25 May 2023
BBC Sounds Stage
When everyone can be a creator, how do you find the next big thing? Helen O’Donnell from BBC Studios TalentWorks and Richard Morris / Pete Strauss / Ella Woods from BBC Studios Audio Comedy discuss how they spot emerging talent, and what makes a person or narrative truly distinctive. They discuss the process from discovery, to developing ideas, and how they work to get commissioners on board. They’ll also talk about how they work across the business to promote the development of ideas from audio to TV and beyond. BBC Studios Audio Comedy produces podcast titles like Pressed, Acid Dream and Bang On It for BBC Sounds and other podcast platforms as well as being the largest producer of comedy and entertainment shows for BBC Radio 4.