Month: September 2015

Opportunities: Our Pick of the Week – WriterSlam from the BBC & other partners seeking scripted comedy

Each week we look through our pile of writing opportunities to pick out one we think is particularly worth your time. It could be an innovative brief, great prize money, a high-profile company, or just plain fun. This week’s pick: WriterSlam from the BBC & other partners seeking scripted comedy Description: Building on the success of the MonologueSlam UK initiative …

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Stitchin’ Fiction: One Year Anniversary – accepting submissions for scratch night

Stitchin’ Fiction: One Year Anniversary  The only new writing night where everything is decided on the night! “We had a smorgasbord of talent at our last gathering – submission and audience numbers skyrocketing since our launch back in November. Now, it’s time to reach out again to creatives who want to see their work bought …

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Signature Pictures seeking short screenplay from Yorkshire writer

  Signature Pictures is a social enterprise production company. Partnered with Jobcentre Plus, they provide training and work experience opportunities to unemployed young people in every department of their film productions. They aim to fill a gap in provision for the many talented young people who lack the contacts, resources or belief necessary to develop …

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Sitcom Trials seeking 10 minute scripts with ‘Halloween’ theme

A brand new Halloween Sitcom Trials, will take place in Manchester on October 25th 2015 at the Kings Arms, Salford and they are looking for scripts. They want sitcom scripts that they can perform in the tried and tested Trials format (a 10 minute sitcom ending in a cliffhanger with a 3 minute payoff scene, to …

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Pursued By A Bear: “How can I use stage directions to keep a bad director from ruining my play?”

Pursued By A Bear is our new advice column with playwright Adam Taylor.  He’ll tackle your playwriting questions – from practical issues to existential dilemmas – relying on nothing but his bare wits, brute strength, and questionable personal experiences.     “How smart should I assume my director will be when I’m writing a play? How much …

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Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 25 September 2015

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).  Opportunities are grouped into four sections: 1) Pick of the Week; 2) Opportunities with Deadlines; 3) Workshops and Events; 4) Ongoing opportunities (no deadline). Want to be sure you never miss an opportunity?  Sign …

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LPB WRITING WORKSHOPS: Writing Your Play – With Kimberley Andrews

WRITING YOUR PLAY is a six week course designed to take new writers through the process of writing a first draft: from finding the inspiration for a new idea through to completing an accomplished script. Whether you are completely new to playwriting or are already making strides towards your first draft, the course will explore the …

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Euphoric Ink launches ‘The Inkubator’ Introduction to Playwriting Class (£200)

From 1 October 2015, Euphoric Ink will be running The Inkubator introductory playwriting workshops every Thursday evening for 10 weeks in a central London location. The Inkubator sessions will last for 2.5 hours covering a range of techniques and themes throughout the programme, including: getting started; dramatic action; voice; structure and getting it finished. Cost: £200 …

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Sci Fest LA 2016 accepting submissions of short plays ($10 fee)

Sci Fest LA is currently accepting submissions for its 2016 event/ Co-founded by veteran Los Angeles theatre producers, Michael Blaha and Lee Costello and actor, David Dean Bottrell, SCI-FEST LA: The Los Angeles Science Fiction One-Act Play Festival debuted to a sold-out house at the famous ACME Theatre in Los Angeles on May 6, 2014 …

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Rose Unfolds Scratch Nights at Rose Playhouse Bankside

The Rose Unfolds Project links the past, the present and the future. As the first playhouse on Bankside, The Rose was the catalyst for Southwark to become the home of Elizabethan drama. Shakespeare, Marlowe and many of their contemporaries started careers at The Playhouse. The Rose Unfolds Project will continue this work, providing a platform for emerging …

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