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Oxygen Seeks New Comedy Talent

Oxygen is looking to aspiring female producers with a "Create-a-Series Comedy Competition." The grand prize is the production of a show and a run on the net's broadband channel hosted by Molly Shannon of "Saturday Night Live."

The contest will run from June 26 to August 31st, and finalists will appear in New York before Shannon and a panel of judges. Final selection will be made Dec. 15. "Comedy is in Oxygen's DNA," says Cynthia Ashworth, senior vice president of Marketing for Oxygen. "It's a major part of our TV offering, and we're looking to expand that onto our broadband platform."

The competition is aimed at getting more of the channel's targeted women 18 to 39 demo, while drawing in new talent. "The "contest really has the potential to open doors for an aspiring female comedy creator, and we're thrilled to see what untapped talent is out there just waiting to be discovered," Ashworth says.



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