Kimberley Andrews

WriterSlam accepting drama series submissions (synopsis & extract only)

Building on the success of the MonologueSlam UK initiative for actors, WriterSlam UK is a new initiative to help TV production companies and broadcasters access new and established writers from diverse backgrounds, and support them in their career development, providing tangible outcomes for participants, with a structured and accessible programme over 2015. The first WriterSlam …

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New York Television Festival accepting pilot scripts

The Independent Pilot Competition (IPC) is the NYTVF’s flagship, annual initiative, accepting independently-produced, original television pilots and series, short films, and short-form web series from around the globe. If your project is episodic in nature and is meant to be consumed in multiple chapters over time, then it’s TV. IPC submissions should be between 4 …

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Player-Playwrights Short Play Competition open for submissions (£300 prize)

DANGER! Write a 15 minute play about it and win £300! Player Playwrights, London’s only weekly forum for new stage writing, is holding an open competition for new short plays (20 minutes max) on the theme of danger. The finals of the competition will be held at the Player-Playwrights venue, upstairs at the North London …

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Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 1 May 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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Award for Most Promising Playwright (East Midlands writers only)

The competition is open to anyone currently living, working or studying in the East Midlands region (Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire. This competition is for early career writers who have had no more than one play professionally produced. The winner of this competition will receive: A rehearsed reading of their play as part of …

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Opportunities: Our Pick of the Week – Verity Bargate Award 2015

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: Verity Bargate Award 2015 (£6,000 prize) Description: The Verity Bargate Award (VBA) was established in 1982 to honour Soho Theatre’s co-founder and …

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Channel 4/ Touchpaper accepting screenplay submissions for Coming Up Scheme

Channel 4 is offering up-and-coming British film-makers the chance to have their own original feature length single drama produced in the new look Coming Up scheme. From the submitted applications, a shortlist of 6 writers will be commissioned to write a full screenplay under the guidance of key industry talent. Three of those writers will …

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IdeasTap/ Invertigo seeking playwrights for rehearsed reading

One playwright will get the chance to develop a play on the theme of “family” over a four month period with dramaturgical support from the artistic directors of Invertigo, with a rehearsed reading at The Pleasance and a £350 fee. Following a successful collaboration with Dan Murphy, last year’s Writer in Residence, Invertigo Theatre are looking …

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Writers wanted for Stitchin’ Fiction

After a blinder of an evening last month, Team SF are back with a vengeance to seek out and provide a platform for London’s upcoming best and brightest! What are we looking for? Like-minded creatives who seek a platform for collaborative theatre-making opportunities. That’s it! Whether you’re fresh out of your thesis or seasoned with …

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