ERA5050, supported by ScreenSkills using National Lottery funds awarded by the BFI as part of the Future Film Skills programme, and in partnership with the Comedy 50:50 initiative, has launched TellHerVision - an all women writers’ room pilot led by a professional comedy mentor.

TellHerVision has been created to directly address the current gender inequality in TV comedy writing and the lack of access to comedy writers' rooms for women as part of ERA5050’s strategy to create lasting change in the industry.

Eight writers’ will be given the task of creating and writing an episode in the style of the British studio sitcom with women in the lead roles. The professional comedy mentoring team includes Joanna Scanlan (actor, writer, producer), Juliet Morrish (writer and producer), Michaela Hennessy-Vass (executive producer and former commissioning editor) and Polly Kemp (actress and co-founder ERA5050) who will be on hand to guide the writers over the course of several weeks.