Coming Up Talent Scheme

From Marcella Forster:

Coming Up is a Talent Scheme sponsored by Channel 4 and Touchpaper TV that provides emerging film makers with the opportunity to make an authored drama with a guaranteed network broadcast. The deadline for the 2013 round is July 2 2012.

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BBC Drama Production Writers Academy 2012

From Marcella Forster:

Do you want to write for EastEnders, Casualty, Holby City and Doctors? Do you want training across BBC One’s flagship shows and a springboard to write across the entire range of the BBC’s drama output?

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Please let us know if you get the job!

Script editor praises LSM students

Script editor Merle Nygate gave a guest lecture on 20 Feb and mentions LSM script students in her blog 

Merle writes:

“Last week I had the pleasure of guest lecturing at Lincoln University. I was talking to second and a few third year students about TV: the industry and craft…….If I’m among a sparky bunch of students, as was the case in Lincoln, there’s an almost palpable buzz around them. And when I go home, I take some of that buzz away with me.”

Screenwriting Competition (Shoreline Scripts)

From Dave at Shoreline Scripts:

Shoreline Scripts is the only active standalone screenwriting competition in the UK. We wanted to create not only a competition with awards, but a platform to help get great scripts from around the world into the hands of the producers and companies that have the means to get them made. Continue reading

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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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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Adam Luff, class of 2008

Adam, alive and well in San Francisco

“You want to work in America? You want to go back into education? Why not study in America!?”

After I graduated in BA Hons Media Production back in 2008, I found myself in a bit of a standstill. Although I was still thinking of ideas and wanting to write screenplays, I ended up in an office job. During the height of the recession, I was grateful to have a job.

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British Airways Film Script Competition

With the help of world-renowned actor/director Richard E Grant, British Airways are looking for talented students to write a film and see it get made. Your film will reach a guaranteed blockbuster audience, as it will be screened on all the flights during London 2012. Find out more

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Quandary Productions competition

Michael's Website

Michael Henry has contacted us about a new film competition. He writes:
“We hope our own work output inspires future generations to do it themselves, and not be put off by a lack of funding.

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