Script writing news

From Marcella Forster, some current opportunities for scriptwriters to write for BBC Television programmes, posted on the National Association of Writers in Education website.
Check out the links carefully – all these schemes have strict entry conditions.

BBC Talent Award for recent graduates: Are you the next Debbie Horsfield or Paul Abbott? BBC North Developing Talent in partnership with BBC writersroom is delighted to announce this development opportunity for student / recent graduate drama writers.

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Dirty Diamond, Class of 2011, RTS nominees

We have just received good news from Andy McKay. The Chair of the Midlands Royal Television Society judges has told him that Dirty Diamond Media has been nominated for Best Fiction Film in the student category.

“This is a fantastic achievement for a charming film which I know took much effort and creativity to produce.

Colours and Shapes from Paul Hope on Vimeo.

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Neil Baker

From Chris Hainstock:

“What Does Otto See?” Directed by Neil Baker (Electric Egg) has won Best UK Animated Short at the Cornwall International Film Festival.

Otto, a decrepit busking hobo, bashes out a jaunty tune on his toy piano to amuse passers by and hopefully earn him the odd coin. But on a pavement full of street maestros why would anyone spare a penny for old Otto?

What Does Otto See? TRAILER from Electric Egg on Vimeo.

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BlueCat Screenplay Competition

This year’s BlueCat Screenplay Competition submission deadline is November 15, 2011.

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BBC Writersroom Future Talent Award

BBC writers room

From Marcella Forster:

Are you the next Debbie Horsfield or Paul Abbott? BBC North Developing Talent in partnership with BBC writersroom is delighted to announce this development opportunity for student / recent graduate drama writers.

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Michael Beddoes Update

Despite studying Journalism at Lincoln, it has been a pleasure to be involved with the alumni network in recent time and I hope to continue to do so.

On a news topic, we are now raising the final bit of finance for a French language drama short called Lolotte’.

Lolotte Fundraising Video – IndieGoGo from Buffalo Picture House on Vimeo.

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Stewart MacGregor, class of 2010

Stewart MacGregor, RTS award winner

From Sarah Barrow, Head of School:

We have received some great news from Stewart MacGregor, BA Media Production graduate of 2010, member of the team that made ‘Northmen‘ and ‘Greasepaint‘ (Regional RTS winner last year).

After attending the cinematography admissions workshop at the National Film and Television School last week he has just been informed that he’s been accepted on to MA in Cinematography. This is fantastic news for him and for Lincoln School of Media as further evidence of the high calibre of our students and our provision.

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Dom James, class of 2008


Dom James

I thought you would like to hear the good news that I have been selected as a Broadcast Hot Shot in the Craft & Post Production category for 2011!

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LSM student praised for iPad app

Sean at the Chelsea Flower Show 2011

Second year BA (Hons) Media Production student Sean Carr has just produced a brand new iPad app for Interflora to use as part of their gold award-winning display at this year’s Royal Horticultural Society Show at Chelsea.

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Tracey Marsh, class of 2006

Tracey Marsh

How many people do you know who are being paid to do exactly what they studied at Uni? And who wants a repetitive, boring old 9 to 5 job anyway!?

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