Month: February 2014

BAFTA Rocliffe Forum accepting TV Drama submissions

The BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum is currently open to submissions for TV Drama.  The Rocliffe Forum is a BAFTA-supported initiative that has connected scores of aspiring British writers and filmmakers with agents, development executives and established industry members such as Greg Daniels, Andy Harries, Sue Perkins, Jenni Konner, Christine Langan, Mike Newell, Julian Fellowes, …

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Win free tickets to Verity Bargate winner Vicky Jones’ play ‘The One’ at Soho Theatre

Nick Hern Books is offering a giveaway of free tickets to the Thursday 20 March matinee performance of Vicky Jones’ play ‘The One’, which won the Soho Theatre’s Verity Bargate Award in 2013. For details of the play and how to enter, see their website: http://www.nickhernbooks.co.uk/win-tickets-to-the-one Deadline: 4 March 2014 at noon Source:  Nick Hern …

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Euroscript Screenwriting Competition 2014 (£35 fee)

For the past 20 years, Euroscript has offered screenwriters the chance to win in-depth feedback on their work with their annual screenwriting competition. The Euroscript Screenwriting Competition was launched in 1994 under the auspices of the European Union’s Media II programme. Producers throughout Europe complained that European scripts were going into production too early.  In …

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Opportunities weekly round-up: 28 February 2014

Our weekly Friday round-up of opportunities listed on the blog that haven’t yet reached their closing date (listed in order of closing date). Iris Theatre seeking German Translator/Dramaturg (£500 fee) – No deadline posted BBC Comedy accepting sketches for radio (paid) – Deadline: 28 February 2014 Grin Theatre seeking LGBT-themed plays of around 30 min …

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IdeasTap Spa event on working with feedback for TV writers

These sessions, titled ‘Feedback’s A Gift‘, will provide a chance for TV writers to receive feedback on their work and examine the concept of feedback both giving and receiving and coping with rejection including common problems and anxieties. The workshop will be running twice:  from 3-5pm on both 4 March 2014 and again on 11 …

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Traverse Theatre open to submissions from UK Writers

The Traverse Theatre will be open to submissions of unsolicited scripts from writers across the UK until 30 April 2014. About the Traverse: In their own words: The Traverse has rich history of working with some of the most adventurous playwrights both in Scotland and around the world. We are always looking for brave new …

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Submissions open for first DISQUIET Lisbon Short Play Contest ($15 entry fee)

DISQUIET International Literary Program is proud to announce its first Short Play Contest! Submit your 10-15 minute play (any genre, any style) to win airfare, accommodations, and tuition to the 2014 Disquiet International Literary Program in Lisbon, Portugal (June 29-July 11, 2014).  The winner will participate in a playwriting workshop with Jacqueline Goldfinger and have …

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Sky Blue Theatre accepting one-act plays for Cambridge Theatre Challenge (£15 fee)

Sky Blue Theatre Company is now accepting submissions of one-act plays for the 2014 Cambridge Theatre Challenge competition. What you get:  Your play will be staged and performed by a professional director and actors at the Courtyard Theatre in London on the 4th and 5th of July.  Writers will be given written assessments of their …

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Free comedy masterclasses through BBC’s 2014 Salford Comedy Festival

The BBC will be running free masterclasses in comedy writing through the Salford Comedy Festival on 18 March 2014.  [Ed: While this event isn’t located in London, it’s free training from the BBC and we thought it was worth including since some London writers may wish to make the trip.] The BBC’s Salford Comedy Festival takes …

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Brockley Jack open to submissions for Write Now 5 Shorts

To launch the Write Now 5 Festival the Jack invites you to submit a 10 minute play based on the theme of ‘Speak Up, Speak Out.’  Performances will take place on Saturday 17 May 2-14, and selected writers will be announced on the website in mid-April. Submission prompt:  “In 2013, US senator Wendy Davis spoke …

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