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Weymouth Writer Wins BAFTA Competition

Karen Reed Bafta Rocliffe

7:27am 7th August 2014
(Updated 9:03am 7th August 2014)

Just twelve months after quitting her job to pursue a career in comic writing, a Weymouth comedienne will get a chance to showcase her work to some of comedy's leading lights after winning a BAFTA competition for news comedy talents.

Karen Reed was working as a creative director for advertising firm Leo Burnett, working with clients such as McDonalds and Kelloggs, when she decided that she was 'not ready to settle behind a boardroom table just yet', and left to follow her dream of becoming a comic writer and performer.

Now her project Nice To See You- described as a 'sitcom about game shows, lost loves, new friends and fierce competition'- will be performed live at the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival on 21st August in front of an audience of high-profile media professionals and comic talents.

The event is part of the BAFTA Rocliffe New Comedy Showcase, which gives up-and-coming writers the chance to pitch their ideas to professionals in London and in New York.

Karen's work was selected for the prize by an expert jury of comedy professionals, producers and commissioning editors from all major UK broadcasters.

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