With TV development budgets shrinking and channels cutting back on their programme making, more and more writers, performers and producers are making content for the web. For some it’s a calling card to get their work noticed, for an increasing number it’s becoming another way of making a living in the freelance world. And with BBC3 moving online more and more commissioners will be looking to the web for their new projects.

Award-winning writers Dave Cohen and Danny Stack have each made web series and bespoke internet content which has helped raise their profile and gained them work as a direct result.

Net Profit: How To Make Content And Earn Money From The Internet is a special one-day course that will tell you exactly how and why they did it, what worked and what didn’t, and how you can do it too. First they’ll take you through the whole process from working out what your idea is, through to making it as good as it can be, to getting people to help you and putting it on the web. And after that, they'll explain what you need to do once you’ve made it, how to achieve maximum coverage, and how to get your work seen by as many people as possible.

Everyone who attends receives a free pack of notes at the end of the day with up-to-date details of how to make your own show, plus masses of information about companies to contact, how to sell the show and how to get your work noticed.

Dave Cohen has written for dozens of radio and TV comedy shows including Have I Got News For You and Not Going Out, and was chief songwriter for Horrible Histories, voted Best Sketch Show two years running at the Channel 4 Comedy Awards. He co-created and has written eight series of 15 Minute Musical, which won Best Radio Comedy at the 2009 Writers’ Guild Awards. He wrote and starred in two series of Radio 1’s Songlines, and his Radio 4 solo series Travels With My Anti-Semitism. His self-made daily topical series Britain’s Got People was Radio Times ‘Website of the Week’ and plans for a daily web show are in development. @cohendave

Danny Stack is a writer & director, with writing credits on EastEnders and award-winning children shows. His film Origin won Best Horror Short at London Independent Film Festival in 2012. He is known for his scriptwriting blog, which gives tips and insights on the UK writing scene, and he wrote the pilot and launch of hit web series Sofia's Diary and wrote and directed his own webcom, Liquid Lunch. He set up the Red Planet Prize with Tony Jordan in 2007 to help new writers, and created and co-hosts UK Scriptwriters podcast. He is a former story analyst/script reader for numerous production companies including Working Title, Pathe, Miramax, UK Film Council and the Irish Film Board. @ScriptwritingUK


The Course takes place from 10am-4.30pm at

LONDON CANAL MUSEUM, 12-13 New Wharf Road, London N1 9RT


How to Book

The cost is £82.50 + VAT (Total cost £99) – this includes tea and coffee, but not lunch.


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