Month: July 2016

Soho Young Company open to applications for 11-30 year olds interested in comedy, theatre, or playwriting

If you’re aged 11 to 30, and want to develop your comedy, theatre or playwriting skills to a higher level, then our Soho Theatre Young Company might be just what you’re looking for. SYC courses give you the opportunity to meet and collaborate with other young artists, discover a range of skills and create a new piece of work for the stage. …

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Online Masterclass with Aaron Sorkin on Screenwriting ($90)

Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, known for films such as A Few Good Men and The Social Network and the plays The Farnsworth Invention and A Few Good Men, is teaching writers for MasterClass, the online education platform. In his first online class, according to MasterClass, “Sorkin will teach his unique approach to screenwriting for both television and feature films. The class will cover topics …

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Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 29 July 2016

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 & featured posts; 2) Opportunities with Deadlines; 3) Workshops and Events; 4) Ongoing opportunities (No deadline). Want to be sure you never miss …

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Betty Box and Peter Rogers Comedy Writing Programme 2016

The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF) , in partnership with Big Talk Productions and LOCO (The London Comedy Film Festival), has launched a script development programme for four emerging comedy writers. Each writer will be awarded £10,000 and take part in a personalised seven month programme of industry support, beginning in October 2016, as they develop a comedy feature …

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E.U. (NYC Production company) seeking short plays and monologues for charity event

E.U. (an NYC based theatre company) has published a call for original work for a charity performance coming on 20 October2016  in NYC. What to submit:  Monologues – 2-4 min. Short Plays – 10 min. up to 4 characters How to apply:  Email written work in either PDF or Word doc format to 2entertaintheidea@gmail.com. Deadline: Monday 8 August …

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VAULT Festival open to applications

VAULT Festival is now open to applications for the 2017 Festival. They’re looking for daring, innovative and engaging work to present to audiences between January and March 2017. Please note that you must apply as a company – they do not accept script submissions without a producer/creative team attached. What to submit/How to apply:  Please read …

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St. James RE:act goes to HighTide Festival (paid)

The St. James Theatre is inviting applications from writers, musical theatre partnerships, and theatre makers in the early stages of their career, to respond to the story, music, themes and characters within the main productions at HighTide Festival. St. James RE:act brings together emerging writers/theatre makers, directors and a group of actors wanting to create …

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10-15 minute plays sought for charity fundraiser in Covent Garden

Harrie Dobbie is organising a new writing evening to raise money for a trip I’m taking to Nepal to rebuild houses in a village that was totally devastated by the earthquake. The event will be at City Lit’s theatre in Covent Garden on Friday 16th September. What to submit: He is looking for 10-15 min pieces. …

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Opportunities: Our Pick of the Week – Red Dragonfly New Writing Competition 2016

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: Red Dragonfly New Writing Competition 2016 Description: Red Dragonfly Productions is partnering with Grist to the Mill …

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Fin Kennedy and David Edgar Review the State of arts funding at London Writers’ Week

In Battalions: State of the Industry round table discussion. The title of this event promised a round table discussion. However, there was no such table of adequate size given the amount of people who attended to add their voice to the debate. The reason for such a high turnout was because London Writers Week was …

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