2Enshine seeking writers for TV street dance drama series

2Enshine is looking for Writers for their new TV street dance drama series. The show is aimed at 16-26 year olds and is based on a group of young dancers and performers struggling to get a break.

The show aims to feature amazing dance performances but highlight real, everyday challenges so many young people face today against the backdrop of London life.

They are aiming to secure a deal with a network so we are looking for the best writers to join the team.

Requirements:  You MUST HAVE 1+ year writing experience for UK TV drama series. Ideally you have experience writing for a popular TV show aimed at a younger audience or experience writing for Film featuring dance, singing etc.

How to apply:  Click here to apply.  Contact person: Henry Narh.

Deadline:  30 September 2014.

Source: IdeasTap Jobs


Shy Films seeking screenwriter

Shy Films is a London based film production company.  They are at the developing stage of Claire, a feature film project by Sonke Weiss.

The story is based on a worldwide best seller My Body, My Enemy, written by Claire Beeken and Rosanna Greenstreet. The project has support from BEAT, a UK based charity offering help to adults and young people in beating their eating disorders.

They are looking for an experienced screen writer to create the next draft of this feature film.
The ideal candidate will have written at least one feature film, which had a theatrical release.
Sonke and the team will always be a phone call away if at any point you needed any support.

Fee:  Your payment will be deferred like other key personnel in the team.

How to apply:  Applications can be made through their job posting on mandy.com.

Deadline:  21 September 2014

Source:  IdeasTap Jobs

London Calling and London Calling Plus short film funding

Film London is now accepting applications for London Calling and London Calling Plus: short film funding schemes aimed at giving more opportunities to London’s new and emerging talent.

•  London Calling offers 18 awards of up to £4,000 for emerging London filmmakers.

•  London Calling Plus offers 5 awards of up to £15,000 for London-based Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic talent with a track record across film, television or theatre

Both deliver a comprehensive development and training programme, plus an opportunity to premiere the films at industry showcases.  Film London are also running a series of Roadshows across the capital.

How to apply:  Applications can be made via an online form.  Find out more about both schemes including the dates of the Roadshows, how to apply and other FAQs on The Film London website.

Deadline:  22 October 2014 at noon for applications through Film London  (*note that applications made through specific boroughs may have different deadlines – check the website to be sure.)

Source:  BBC Writersroom

Open Call for Writers for Sense of the City: London

There is an open call for writers for a writing commission to create short stories for Sense of the City: London.  Sense of the City: London is an inspiring design project that aims to open up a discourse about the urban landscape by using multi-sensory experiences.

The resulting new work will be published in the format of print and audio recordings. They will be distributed in the Smithfield area of London and uploaded on the website.

This exciting opportunity is open for students/graduates studying literature, storytelling, design writing, and playwriting, freelance writers, artists working on writing as a medium, and people who are interested in writing stories about urban environment with good writing/storytelling skills.  This would be a great opportunity to work closely with a curator and a designer, experience design writing and increase your portfolio.

Anticipated role of writer:

  • Type: Short stories/fictions
  • Word: 500-1500 words
  • Writing stories/fictions related to the urban environment
  • The content/form of stories depends on the writer. This could be speculating a new vision of the location  or mixing fiction and reality to provide a poetic discovery of the city.
  • Writers will not be paid for their contributions.
  • We would like writers who take this project seriously and have a strong responsibility for undertaking the project.

Sense of the City: London is composed of three phases:

Phase 1: A set of design activities involving the public will take place on 15th & 18th September. It will enable people to map their own perception of the location through experiential activities utilising the senses. The outputs created by participants will become sources inspiring writers as a starting point.

Phase 2: Writers will create short stories/fictions reflecting contents of the outputs created by participants during the activities.

Phase 3: As a final output, the stories/fictions will be presented in a form of newspaper & audio walk. Newspaper will be distributed in the area of the location (cafes, pubs, streets etc.) and sound file for audio walk will also be uploaded on the website.

How to apply:  For those who are interested, please send an email with a sample piece of writing of 300 – 1000 words to senseofthecitylondon@gmail.com. The story can be on any topic. Please note, this sample article will not be published and you will not be paid for writing it. More details, please see senseofthecitylondon.wordpress.com.

Deadline:  28 September 2014

Source:  Arts Jobs

Defibrillator seeking Writer-in-Residence at The Langham (£5,000 commission + £7,000 hospitality package)

Following the success of last year’s Hotel Plays, Defibrillator Theatre is now seeking submissions for a Writer-in-Residence for its second collaboration with the Langham, of a play to be staged in the hotel.  The production – The 1865 Project – will celebrate the hotel’s 150th anniversary.  It is hoped the residency will run on an annual basis in the future.

The selected writer will receive a £5,000 commission to write the script, a five week production run, and a hospitality package worth £7,000 from The Langham.

The winner will be announced on 27 October 2014, with the show to run in March 2015.

How to apply:  Defibrillator invites writers to submit a brief summary of their idea and approach for the show, with an entry deadline of 29 September, 2014 to info@defibrillatortheatre.com.

Deadline:  29 September 2014

Source:  The Stage via Playwriting UK Facebook Group

BBC Writersroom Scriptroom 8 open for submissions of stage and radio plays

Yesterday, the BBC Writersroom opened its submission window for Scriptroom 8, accepting submissions of plays written for stage and radio.

As part of this Scriptroom, they will also be evaluating submissions for the Writer’s Prize for radio.

The submissions window is open for two weeks, so don’t miss your shot!  (And if you have a script for film, don’t worry, your submissions window will be rolling around soon enough.)

Deadline: 29 September 2014

Opportunities weekly round-up: 12 September 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).

Greenhorn Short Film Festival scriptwriting consultations – Deadline: 12 September 2014

Maya Productions seeks writer for SUPERHEROES: SOUTH OF THE RIVER (paid) – Deadline: 12 September 2014

The Bread & Roses (Clapham) seeking short plays – Deadline: 14 September 2014

Chichester Young Playwrights open to submissions (age 16-25) – Deadline: 15 September 2014

The 404th Wall commissioning creative 404 error pages (paid) – Deadline: 15 September 2014

National Trust at Knole accepting proposals for writing commission – Deadline: 15 September 2014

1st Annual Book Pipeline Contest ($50 entry fee) – Deadline: 15 September 2014

17percent seeking submissions for She Writes (Chatham, Kent – women writers only), Theme: Byron – Deadline: 15 September 2014

Arts Centre Group Playwriting Competition (£10 entry fee, £100-300 prize) – Deadline: 15 September 2014

IdeasTap running a session on ‘how to write a screenplay’ with Jon Barton – Workshop date: 16 September at 10.30am – 12.30pm

Ghost Dog Productions seeking 10 minute plays about FEARS – Deadline: 19 September 2014

Royal Court Introduction to Playwriting Group open to submissions – Deadline: 22 September 2014

Feature Film screenplay mentoring from IdeasTap – Deadline: 24 September 2014

Tamasha seeking writers for new Playwriting Group – Deadline: 25 September 2014

Words and Women seeking submissions about the East of England – Deadline: 26 September 2014

Behind the Bikeshed: accepting sketches inspired by the Beatles for London showcase – Deadline: 27 September 2014

IdeasTap running a session on ‘the three act structure’ – Workshop date 29 September 2014 at 10.3am – 12.30pm

Fractured Lines call out for script for writers night – Deadline: 29 September 2014 at 5pm

BBC Writersroom Writers Prize – accepting scripts for radio – Deadline: 29 September 2014 at 5pm

BBC Writersroom to open Scriptroom 8 (for stage and radio plays) & Writer’s Prize in September – Deadline: 29 September 2014

Mikron Writers Scheme seeking writers – Deadline: 2 October 2014

Little Brother Productions offering a writer £1000 to develop television idea – Deadline: 3 October 2014

Progressive Playwright seeking short plays for themed evenings at Tron Theatre (Glasgow), Theme: Wealth – Deadline: 9 October 2014

Write Angles (Southend Playwriting Festival) seeking entries for 2015 (£5 entry fee, £250 prize) – Deadline: 10 October 2014

Gillian Hush Award – fully funded place on Arvon Course on writing for radio – Deadline: 13 October 2014

Opportunity for Professional Editorial Read of Your Work By The Literary Consultancy – Deadline: 10 October 2014

Royal Society of Literature Brookleaze Grants for Writers Autumn 2014 – Deadline: 17 October 2014

Gatton Community Theatre seeking scripts for youth company – Deadline: 26 October 2014

IdeasTap Editors Brief: accepting submissions on ‘Road Trip’ theme– Deadline: 30 October 2014

New York University seeking New Plays for Young Audiences – Deadline: 31 October 2014

Progressive Playwright seeking short plays for themed evenings at Tron Theatre (Glasgow), Theme: Forgiveness – Deadline: 12 November 2014

Proscenium Theatre Journal accepting play submissions – Deadline: 5 December 2014

SCI-FEST LA accepting submissions of short plays – Deadline: 15 December 2014


Ongoing submissions:

Theatrelab accepting scripts – rolling submissions

Mind the Gap seeking plays by British Writers for performance in NYC ($5 fee) – Deadline:  None posted.  Plays to be produced in November 2014

Kings Head Theatre seeking work in development for Without Decor – Deadline: none posted

Criterion new writing programme open for submissions – Deadline: none posted (but the course commences on 9 September 2014

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – Deadline: none posted

Everything Theatre accepting plays for podcast readings – Deadline: none posted

Ice & Fire/ Amnesty International UK – rolling submissions for plays with human rights theme – Deadline: Ongoing

Performance Platform Opportunity, University of Greenwich – Deadline: None posted

Quids In Theatre Co seeking 40-60 minute plays for lunchtime series – Deadline: Ongoing

The Cockpit Theatre seeking work for scratch nights – No deadline posted but performances take place on the first Monday of the month through to June 2014.

ScriptSpace development workshop at The Space – Deadline: None

Shred Productions open to submissions – Deadline: None (open submissions)

Open Arts Cafe Call for Submissions – Deadline: None posted

Poppy Seed – accepting submissions of 5 minute scripts for blog – Deadline: None posted

BAREtruth Theatre looking for full length scripts – Deadline: None posted

Thistledew Desert Theatre (USA) seeking monologues and radio plays – Deadline: Rolling

Proscenium Theatre Journal accepting play submissions

Proscenium accepts original plays of any length and style, original adaptations (as long as the rights for the adapted work are secured) and musicals. We also accept articles about playwriting and theatre.

What to submit:  In addition to your play, please submit a brief, 100-word author bio. If your play has been produced, please feel free to send us information about production history.

How to apply:  They only accept submissions via email. Please email your original play or article tosubmissions@prosceniumjournal.com with the subject “Submission: [Title], [Author.]”  They would like you to submit your play as both a Word Document and PDF file.

The deadline to be considered for the Winter Issue of Proscenium is December 5th, 2014. However, we accept submissions year-round and will consider them for future editions.

Due to the large number of submissions received, they regret that they cannot acknowledge all submissions. Proscenium reserves the right to reject any submission for any reason.

If you have any questions about the submission process, please contact info@prosceniumjournal.com.

Deadline: 5 December 2014

Source:  Playwriting UK Facebook Group

Ghost Dog Productions seeking 10 minute plays about FEARS

Ghost Dog Productions are looking for 10min short plays for their next Playground New Writing Showcase. The theme is FEARS.

No other rules other than consider the fact that it’s on a small stage in a tiny theatre with limited tech capabilities.

How to apply:  Email your scripts to new_writing@confugium.com. Please state which theme you are applying for (they run multiple of these!) when you email.

(They will also be looking for directors so please email if you would like to direct a piece.)

Deadline:  19 September 2014

Source:  Playwriting UK Facebook Group

Chichester Young Playwrights open to submissions (age 16-25)

Chichester Festival Theatre (CFT) and New Writing South (NWS) are teaming up for a sixth year to run the inspirational and influential Chichester Young Playwrights!

CFT and NWS will select 16 young writers aged between 16- 25 year olds to help them develop their knowledge and skill as playwrights.

You will work with a professional playwright across a series of 10 sessions to turn your ideas and passion into drama in the context of a producing theatre. You will experience what it is to work in the industry and meet with other theatre professionals.

One of the remarkable strengths of Chichester Young Playwrights programme is the connections and associations made. Recently the group have met with Lucy Prebble (Enron, The Effect), Steve Harper (Theatre 503), Steven Atkinson (High Tide) and Julian Mitchell (Another Country). Previous visiting artists have included award-winning playwrights such as Ronald Harwood, Chloe Moss,Dennis Kelly, Bryony Lavery.

A focus of the Young Playwright Programme is Playpod where CFT/NWS select six short scenes from the Young Playwrights, and are given rehearsed readings by company actors as a Festival Event.

Schedule:  The CYP dates for 2014/15 are as follows:

Selection workshop – Saturday 20 September, 2 – 4pm

Sessions, Saturdays 11am – 1pm.

Oct 11 Jan 10, 2015
Oct 25 Jan 24
Nov 8 Feb 7
Nov 22 Feb 21
Dec 6 March 7

All of the workshops will take place at Chichester Festival Theatre.

What to submit:  Please send:

  • A short paragraph on why you would like to take part in the programme
  • A maximum of two A4 sides of creative writing on a subject of your choice.

This can be in script format, or could be a short story or poem.

How to apply:  Email or post with your name, age, address and contact number to:

Debo Amon, 
New Writing South, 9 Jew Street, Brighton, BN1 1UT.

Email: debo@newritingsouth.com

Deadline:  Monday 15 September 2014 at 5pm

Source:  @Playwriting_UK

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