The LMA Sketch-a-Thon is a weekend sketch comedy writing and video production program.
It has been designed as a low cost, low commitment way to help you refine your screenwriting and filmmaking skills, work with some of the best comedic talents in Australia, and add to your showreel over the course of a single weekend.
How it works
Two weeks before the Sketch-a-thon weekend all participants will be sent a writing brief. Participants will then have two weeks to write as many sketches (based on the brief) as they can.
The brief will typically include: the total number of characters, the specific cast members who will act in the sketch/es, and at least one venue/location where the sketch must take place and filming permission has been secured.
An example might be a three-person sketch, set in a cafe, starring actors Larry, Lisa, and Lou.
Then, on Sketch-a-thon Weekend, everyone brings their sketches and the fun begins. The two-day breakdown is as follows: