BBC Writersroom

Free e-book from BBC on Writing for Radio Comedy

If you’re interested in writing for Radio Comedy, the BBC has just released a free e-book with interactive features that provides a guide to both the practical and interactive aspects of Writing Radio Comedy.  (And just in time to prep for their next submissions window, which will focus on comedy!) If you’re interested, you can …

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BBC Writersroom’s Scriptroom 6 coming soon – accepting submissions of Comedy (Radio/TV/Film)

The next BBC Writersroom submission window is coming soon, and geared at COMEDY.  Scriptroom 6 will open at 10am on Monday 28th April and close at midnight on Monday 12th May.  This year they are accepting submissions by genre. For Scriptroom 6, they will only be accepting Comedy (Radio/TV/Film) scripts. In the meantime, you can …

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Free Masterclass with BBC Writersroom at Curve Theatre, Leicester’s Inside Out Festival

As part of Curve Theatre, Leicester’s first Inside Out Festival they present a series of free masterclasses and workshops.  These include: INSIDE WRITING: A masterclass on writing for stage and screen by BBC Writersroom Ever wondered how to send your script to the BBC and what happens when you do? How do they assess your …

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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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Free comedy masterclasses through BBC’s 2014 Salford Comedy Festival

The BBC will be running free masterclasses in comedy writing through the Salford Comedy Festival on 18 March 2014.  [Ed: While this event isn’t located in London, it’s free training from the BBC and we thought it was worth including since some London writers may wish to make the trip.] The BBC’s Salford Comedy Festival takes …

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BBC Writersroom to open for submissions of TV & Film Drama scripts, 17-31 March 2014

For 2014, the BBC Writersroom has transitioned to a new submissions system (as noted in a previous post), and the first submission window is coming up. The BBC Writersroom will be open to submissions of TV & Film Drama scripts from 17 March 2014 at 9am until 31 March 2014 at midnight.  They will only …

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BBC Writersroom open for submissions 18 November – 16 December

The Script Room window for submitting scripts will be open from November 18th 2013 until 5pm on December 16th 2013. The Script Room is a place where you can send your script to be assessed by a team of experienced readers.  This is not a free script-reading service, but a means by which the BBC seeks out the best …

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Advice from BBC Writersroom: How to get an agent

The BBC Writersroom has posted a new column from Sally Stott about one of the big career questions for young and emerging writers: How do I get an agent? There won’t be many surprises here for writers who have researched this topic before, although the piece is a good introduction and helpfully provides links to …

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BBC Writersroom to reopen 18 November – 16 December 2013

Get your scripts ready!  The BBC Writersroom has announced they will be reopening for their next submission window from 18 November – 16 December 2013. We’ll post full details of the submission process and their new electronic submission system when the opportunity opens.  In the meantime, time to polish what you’d like to send… Source:  …

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BBC Writersroom 10 open to applications (Nomination from theatre required)

To celebrate the unique relationship between the theatre and broadcast industries BBC writersroom is once again running Writersroom 10 – which invests in writers and new theatre writing. 10 writers will receive a seed-commission of £1,000. Note:  You must be nominated by a theatre in order to apply. Eligibility: The BBC is are looking for …

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