Month: March 2014

BAFTA accepting scripts for comedy showcase (entry fee)

BAFTA have announced a call for scripts for emerging comedy screenwriters for two BAFTA Rocliffe New Comedy Showcase events.  The successful writers will showcase their work for some of the biggest names in the UK and US television industry at two major international television festivals: in August the BAFTA Rocliffe New Comedy Showcase returns to the …

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Opportunities weekly round-up: 28 March 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). Character Invasion Day with BBC Radio 4 – Deadline: workshop takes place on 29th March 2014 but you need to book in advance Sky Blue Theatre accepting one-act plays for Cambridge Theatre …

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Free e-book from BBC on Writing for Radio Comedy

If you’re interested in writing for Radio Comedy, the BBC has just released a free e-book with interactive features that provides a guide to both the practical and interactive aspects of Writing Radio Comedy.  (And just in time to prep for their next submissions window, which will focus on comedy!) If you’re interested, you can …

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News: Rory Mullarkey wins Harold Pinter Prize for playwriting

As reported in The Stage: Rory Mullarkey has won the 2014 Pinter Commission playwriting award, which sees a new work by the winner supported by London’s Royal Court Theatre.  The prize is now in its third year and is given to any playwright, whether they be established or unpublished.  Previous recipients of the prize – …

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MT Pockets Theatre seeking submissions for 10 Minute Play Festival (West Virginia)

Submissions sought for the 2nd Annual M. T. Pockets Theatre 10-Minute Play Contest, celebrating playwrights–emerging and professional– and culminating in a bare bones production of the top 6 to 8 submissions. What to submit:  Limit of TWO entries per playwright. Only original plays, never before produced, are eligible. Each play should require two to four …

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ArtsEd Short Film Scripts – a chance to get your short film produced

ArtsEd is consolidating its reputation for innovation by producing eight new short films in which their students will be cast.  Submit your script for the chance to have your short-film made by a professional director and director of photography. Successful scripts will be filmed by a professional director and director of photography and the subsequent …

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Q&A with Abi Morgan at Tricycle Theatre (and special rate for under 26’s)

The Tricycle Theatre will be holding a special screening of Abi Morgan’s latest project ‘The Invisible Woman’, which will feature a Q&A with her afterwards.  This is a brilliant chance to hear one of the most prolific and successful writers for stage and screen talk about the process of making this film. The screening will …

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