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 Post subject: Want to write for TV?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:58 pm 
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The next generation of TV writers are being soughtby the BBC for its prestigious Drama Writers Academy, a unique course that equips writers with the skills to work on BBC flagship continuing drama programmes.


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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 8:12 pm 
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Think you can write for TV?

This is an open call by BBC writersroom to find the next generation of writing talent. We want writers with the talent, ideas, insights, and imagination to captivate an audience. We are looking for a fresh, surprising, entertaining take on a universal theme.

To apply, send us an original 30-minute TV script exploring 'the nation's health'. It doesn’t need to be a hospital precinct drama – you can explore 'health' in its broadest possible senses.

Twenty writers will be selected for a workshop, which will involve writing exercises as part of the selection process.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:38 pm 
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Film rather than TV this time and again from the BBC writersroom.

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RISE films, Casarotto Ramsay & Associates, and Sight & Sound are making an open call for film scripts in any genre from unagented writers. 227


My emphasis on unagented there.


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Looks interesting; thanks, Roy. :)


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:22 pm 
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The Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award

is designed to motivate young novice writers worldwide and offer them the recognition and encouragement that might lead to a successful career in television scriptwriting.

The award is organised and administered by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation, and the prize is $2,500 and a trip to New York where your script will be read by actors in front of an audience at the International Emmy World Television Festival.

Entrants/scripts must meet the following criteria:
A non-US citizen or resident not residing in the US
Under the age of 30 on December 31st this year
Must not have had a script produced on television prior to the date of entry
The script submitted cannot have been sold, or currently be under option
Be an original standalone drama script for television between 30 minutes and one hour long and intended for a family audience.

Again this is from the BBC writersroom.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 1:21 pm 
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More from BBC writers roomand it looks a good opportunity.

Red Planet Pictures, Tony Jordan's production company, have just announced their second annual writing competition.

The winner will receive:

A £5,000 prize
Representation by a leading literary agency
A script commission from Red Planet Pictures.

Runners-up will have the opportunity to be mentored by the Red Planet team.

To enter, you need to send the first ten pages of a 60 minute pilot script with television series potential, together with a one-page outline about the series....

More here


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:40 pm 
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4talent are looking for new talent under the age of 30 in fields including Dramatic Writing and Comedy Writing.

There's a list of the 20 categoriesthat you can enter on the 4talent Magazine website. For the Comedy Writing and Drama Writing categories, you should submit up to three scripts, each with a 50-word synopsis.

To enter, you must be a UK resident under 30 on 31 December 2008

Deadline: 5pm, Friday 29 August 2008

For more information and to enter visit the 4talent Magazine website.


Source BBC writers room, again


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:06 pm 
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Or film or stage? Some interesting links again at the BBC Writers Room


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 2:46 pm 
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Back to the BBC writersroom again but this time, maybe, for stage rather than screen.

STAGE International Script Competition Deadline 15/12/08 or 12/15/08 for our US readers.

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STAGE (Scientists, Technologist, and Artists Generating Exploration) is a collaboration between The Professional Artists Lab and the California NanoSystems Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

They are offering a prize of $10,000 for the best play about science and/or technology.

The prize will be awarded at a public event with distinguished professionals from the worlds of theatre, film, science, and technology, in conjunction with a staged reading/performance/demonstration with a cast of professional actors.

Submitted plays must explore scientific or technological stories, themes, issues or events, and science and technology must figure prominently in the script in either form or content. Biographical dramas, history plays, and medical dramas are discouraged unless they significantly employ science and/or technology.


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More from the the BBC writersroom for CBBC this time

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Do you have stories to tell that we've never seen before?

Can you create characters the audience will fall in love with?

We want to find the next generation of CBBC writers with fresh perspectives, original voices, and the ability to create unforgettable characters.

This opportunity is open to any writer who wants to write Children's drama. We are looking for 30-minute original TV scripts of unmissable and infectious storytelling, offering fresh cultural perspectives, tales combining authenticity with hope and joy, stories from a child's point of view, characters that will engage and surprise the audience, scripts that are powerful, emotional, and contemporary, shows that will work for the CBBC audience and channel but can dare to take risks. 2669


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