Month: November 2015

FREE ‘An Introduction to Screenwriting’ course with University of East Anglia, Creative Skillset & FutureLearn

Screenplays form the starting point for most dramatic films, the essential work from which all other filmmaking flows. All of the tender romance, terrifying action and memorable lines begin at the screenwriter’s desk. Get the skills and resources to tell these stories with the Introduction to Screenwriting free online course from the University of East …

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The Red Planet Prize 2016 – launched!

THE RED PLANET PRIZE IS BACK… Red Planet is committed to uncovering Britain’s next generation of writing talent, and this year their prize is bigger and better than ever before… One lucky winner will receive £5,000 to have their screenplay exclusively developed by Red Planet Pictures and will also have six months of intensive development with …

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Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 27 November 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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National Student Short Story Competition open for Submissions

The National Student is an online platform for young writers in the UK. They are running a competition in association with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment that will see one writer have their short story published in a hardback volume. The competition is supporting the Home Entertainment release of Mistress America, and the only criteria …

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CBBC Anim8 – Animation Pilot Scheme open for submissions

Get Your Creative on with Anim8! CBBC and BBC Worldwide’s first animation pilot scheme Do you have the new Strange Hill High, Gumball or Adventure Time? If so, they want to hear from you! In collaboration with BBC Worldwide, CBBC have launched a brand new animation initiative, an amazing opportunity to develop the next generation …

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Theatre503 Five and Theatre503 Playwriting Award – Submission Details Released!

As promised, here are the details of the 2016 Theatre503 Playwriting Award/ Theatre503 Five… SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2016 PLAYWRITING AWARD WILL BE OPEN IN SPRING 2016. Theatre503’s Playwriting Award is an unprecedented opportunity for playwrights at all levels to be recognised for writing an outstanding, original piece of work for the stage. It will build …

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Sky or the Bird Present RAW – Calling All Artists Who Deal with Words

Sky or the Bird present RAW – Reality As Written CALLING ALL ARTISTS WHO DEAL WITH ‘WORDS’ You could be a cabaret artist, an MC, a musician, a stand up, an actor, a playwright, poet or slammer. If your act does incredible things with words they need you (and those words) at their new event. …

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University of Wolverhampton Seeking Songs by Female Writers for Student Performance.

James Lovelock at The University of Wolverhampton will be teaching module after Christmas that will culminate in a performance of new work by Level 4 Students. In his own words: This year, I am very keen to ensure that we have plenty of songs from a range of different backgrounds, and I’m aiming to ensure …

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Opportunities: Our Pick of the Week – Hampstead Theatre submission window open

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: Hampstead Theatre Submission Window open Description: Hampstead Theatre is looking for original plays and promising writers. They want to read bold stories, …

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Pursued By A Bear: “How do I find my dream writing partnership?”

Pursued By A Bear is our weekly 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.     “Can you list some pros and cons of writing with another person versus individually? Any tips on …

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