Opportunities weekly round-up: 7 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). Creative competition on the theme of LOVE (£250 prize), IdeasTap Editors Brief – Deadline:  7 March 2014 at 5pm Volunteers required for script reading events – Deadline: 7 March 2014 Writer required …

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BBC Medical Drama – writers’ Q&A session

Does medical drama make your heart race? Have your questions on BBC medical dramas answered at a writers’ Q & A. The panel includes: Writers Mark Catley and Lucia Haynes, Holby City Series Producer, Simon Harper and Casualty’s Medical Advisor, Pete Salt Numbers are limited so please book asap at: https://bbcwritersmedical.eventbrite.co.uk or  send any questions in advance …

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Volunteers required for script reading events

*This one is not a writing opportunity as such, but could be useful for networking…* Enthusiastic about supporting emerging writers ? Interested in Marketing/Publicity/Events Management ?ScriptReadEast is a script- reading showcase event supporting emerging writers to showcase their film, theatre, TV or radio script , read by professional actors to a live audience. They are …

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The Tagore Centre – open call for writer in residence/artist

  The Tagore Centre UK holds a substantial archive of books, photographs, CD’s and visual art relating to Rabindranath Tagore. The main centre is in North London and there is also a branch in Glasgow. They are now looking for an artist, curator or writer to immerse themselves in this archive and respond to it. The …

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Plain Sight – call for submissions for children’s project

Plain Sight is calling for submissions for new writers and show devisors for a new project aimed at young children in the UK.Your piece should be aimed for children aged in the range of 3-8  (Key stages – Early years  to 1 and 2), and would ideally incorporate some part of the national curriculum, but …

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Ovalhouse accepting ideas for new commissions to mark WWI centenary

The Other 1914 To mark the centenary of the start of the First World War, Ovalhouse will be commissioning two new plays for a 5 night performance. The brief: “You probably already know that 2014 is the centenary of the start of the First World War. In the first two months of the year, we’ve …

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BAFTA Rocliffe Forum accepting TV Drama submissions

The BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum is currently open to submissions for TV Drama.  The Rocliffe Forum is a BAFTA-supported initiative that has connected scores of aspiring British writers and filmmakers with agents, development executives and established industry members such as Greg Daniels, Andy Harries, Sue Perkins, Jenni Konner, Christine Langan, Mike Newell, Julian Fellowes, …

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Win free tickets to Verity Bargate winner Vicky Jones’ play ‘The One’ at Soho Theatre

Nick Hern Books is offering a giveaway of free tickets to the Thursday 20 March matinee performance of Vicky Jones’ play ‘The One’, which won the Soho Theatre’s Verity Bargate Award in 2013. For details of the play and how to enter, see their website: http://www.nickhernbooks.co.uk/win-tickets-to-the-one Deadline: 4 March 2014 at noon Source:  Nick Hern …

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Euroscript Screenwriting Competition 2014 (£35 fee)

For the past 20 years, Euroscript has offered screenwriters the chance to win in-depth feedback on their work with their annual screenwriting competition. The Euroscript Screenwriting Competition was launched in 1994 under the auspices of the European Union’s Media II programme. Producers throughout Europe complained that European scripts were going into production too early.  In …

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