Month: March 2016

Prissy Productions seeking short film scripts

Do you write dramas or know anyone who does? Are you interested in seeing your work brought to life? Prissy Productions is interested in receiving scripts for short films – minimum of four characters. There’s no prize – it’s just for people who are genuinely interested in practising their craft and seeing their work in action.  …

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Pursued By A Bear: “Is it a bad idea to write about my awesome friends?”

Pursued By A Bear is our weekly advice column with playwright Adam Taylor.  He’ll tackle your playwriting questions – from practical issues to existential dilemmas – relying on nothing but his bare wits, brute strength, and questionable personal experiences.    “I’m friends with some really interesting people. Should I base my characters on them?” First of all, we …

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Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 4 March 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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Guiding Lights 2016 accepting applications for mentorship in the film industry

Guiding Lights, the UK’s leading film mentoring scheme, aimed at writers, directors, producers and exhibition professionals is now open for applications. They are now open for applications and are looking for up to 14 participants who would benefit from the support of a high-level industry mentor to help them progress to the next stage in …

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BBC Scriptroom 11 call out for Comedy submissions

The BBC Writersroom will shortly open to submissions for Scriptroom 11, seeking comedy scripts.  This window for unsolicited scripts is open between 10am on 14th March and 5pm on 4th April 2016 for Comedy scripts (TV, film, radio, stage or online). What to submit:  Writers will be asked to submit: 1 comedy script of at least 30 …

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Opportunities: Our Pick of the Week – 2016 Kevin Spacey Foundation Artists of Choice Awards

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: 2016 Kevin Spacey Foundation Artists of Choice Awards Description: The Kevin Spacey Foundation provides grants of up to £10,000 to support the …

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Royal Society of Literature Brookleaze Grants for Writers Spring 2016

The Royal Society of Literature is accepting applications for Brookleaze Grants for Writers.  The purpose of these grants is to buy time for novelists, short-story writers, poets or playwrights with pieces of work in hand. The Council of the RSL, who will be responsible for awarding the grants, will be particularly interested in applications from writers who wish …

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Frost burg State University One-Act Playwriting Competition (Maryland, $20 fee, $750 prize)

The Frostburg State University Center for Creative Writing announces its seventh annual One-Act Playwriting Competition to showcase new works. What to submit:  Writers are encouraged to submit their one-act plays (with a running time of 40 minutes or less) to the center by Friday, 15th, April, 2016. Entries will be judged on plot, character development, dialogue and overall quality. What you pay:  There is a $20 …

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Falling Pennies seeking scripts to scratch for ‘On The Night’

Falling Pennies is proud to present its first scratch night “On The Night”, which will premiere at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre on 10 April 2016. What to submit:  They are looking for 15 minute scenes on the theme of ‘New Beginnings’.  The scene can be in any style, and should feature 2-4 characters. You …

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Telling Stories playwriting workshop with Rob Drummer and Theatre Renegade (£30)

Telling Stories, a workshop for Playwrights – Rob Drummer Monday, 7th March 6-9pm Theatre Renegade is running ten workshops, in association with Southwark Playhouse, for performers, writers, directors and producers called The Renegade Academy and it all kicks off next week. All workshops have just gone live and are now on sale. This workshop for writers …

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