Opportunities

NEWSBOY seeking short plays about colonisation

NEWSBOY is a new living newspaper which aims to create a space to examine our ideas and feelings about the world we live in today. For the second edition of NEWSBOY they are looking for short scripts exploring and investigating the theme of “colonisation.”  NEWSBOY: “COLONISATION EDITION” will be on at the Tron Theatre, Victorian …

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Guiding Lights 2014 film mentoring programme open to applications

First launched in 2006, Guiding Lights is the UK film industry’s leading mentoring programme.  Applications are now open for Guiding Lights 2014, which will select a group of talented writers, directors and producers to take part in a sixth edition of the scheme, set to launch in July 2014. This year, the scheme is also …

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Channel 4 seeking writers for ‘Coming Up’ talent development scheme with Touchpaper

After 13 years of the acclaimed strand, Channel 4 restates its commitment to new writers and directors with its new look Coming Up talent scheme that will now result in a feature length drama. Channel 4 is offering up-and-coming British film-makers the chance to have their own original feature length single drama produced in the …

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BBC Writersroom open for submissions until 31 March!

The BBC Writersroom opened yesterday for submissions of TV Drama, and will accept scripts until 31 March 2014.  Make sure you get your script in if you’d like them to look at it, as this is the only submission window dedicated to TV Drama in 2014!  (Later submission windows will focus on Comedy, Theatre/Radio, etc.) …

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A Friend of a Friend Productions seeking short plays about Southwark in ‘What’s Your Story?’ (Southwark-based writers only)

in ‘What’s Your Story?’, A Friend of a Friend Productions has been commissioned by Southwark Council to bring new theatre writing to Blackfriars. They will be presenting short plays recounting stories from local residents, those who work in the area and anyone who has being personally affected by an encounter within the neighbourhood rife with …

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Young playwright wanted for Gretna WWI Commemoration Project

The Gretna First World War Commemoration Project has put out a call for writers or budding writers who would like to contribute to a commemoration project: First World War: then and now, HM Gretna Munitions Factory, re-lived 100 years on … The project has three strands – A theatre/filmed production involving young people, community research …

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Opportunities weekly round-up: 14 March 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). All the Pigs Theatre running a script writing workshop (£50/£40 concs) – Workshop date: 15 March 2014 Plain Sight – call for submissions for children’s project – Deadline: 16 March 2014 The …

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Sixteen Feet Productions accepting short plays (Lambeth based writers only)

Sixteen Feet Productions present an opportunity for aspiring and emerging writers to showcase new work. They welcome submissions from anyone who lives, works or studies in Lambeth. There is also a category for young writers of 21 and under. The selected plays will be rehearsed with a professional cast and director and staged as part of …

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IdeasTap accepting submissions on theme of ‘Apocalypse’

The latest IdeasTap quarterly brief is now open for submissions.There will be a first (£250), second (£100) and third (£50) prize.  The brief: “Capitalism in crisis! Political unrest! Climate change! Antibiotic resistance! Do you ever feel like we’re basically doomed as a species?  Well, what are you waiting for: stock up on canned goods and run for the hills because the …

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Short plays required for TAPSO (new writing event)

The Art of Putting Shorts On (TAPSO) is a new writing event, currently accepting submissions for its’ second performance. Are you an aspiring writer? Would you like to see you work performed on stage? Would you benefit from working alongside other like-minded individuals? After the success of the first TAPSO event back in November, the second …

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