Tuesday 7 September 2010, 18:08
Chris Wilson won the 2009 Alfred Bradley Bursary Award for his script Playing the Game, a new version of which will air as part of Radio 3 drama series The Wire under the title Lump-Boy Logan.
So here's Chris to talk about the play:
I write about horse-racing for a living. I spend my days...
Monday 6 September 2010, 15:50
Two Q&A sessions have just been announced.
William Ivory, writer of Minder, Common as Muck, The Sins, and The Invisibles will be in conversation with Kate Rowland, BBC Creative Director of New Writing, about his work and his new film, Made in Dagenham.
William will be talking in Central London on the...
Monday 16 August 2010, 18:35
Just a quick "hello" to point out that there are three new interviews on the website you might want to take a peek at.
Cheryl Taylor is the BBC's Controller, Comedy Commissioning.
Rebecca Lenkiewicz and Sebastian Baczkiewicz talk about writing for radio.
Thursday 29 July 2010, 18:56
There are a couple of new writer-centric updates over on the TV Blog that are worth a few moments of your time.
Tuesday 13 July 2010, 12:03
If you're not already aware of the BBC TV blog, you may not know that they've been interviewing the people involved with various TV shows over the last couple of months.
Here's the list so far.
Robert Jones, writer of Lennon Naked
Mike Bullen, writer of the pilot Reunited (and Cold Feet)
Tuesday 6 July 2010, 12:27
TV Drama - The Writers' Festival, created and organised by the BBC writersroom for writers with a successful broadcast credit or commission, has successfully come and gone.
More than 240 professional writers descended upon the Leeds College of Music for two days to listen to the likes of Stephen Butchard...
Thursday 17 June 2010, 17:37
The results for the seventh Windsor Fringe Marriott Award for New Drama Writing have been announced.
Of the ten shortlisted plays, six - including one of the three winners - came via the BBC writersroom opportunity page.
The three winning plays are:
"Man of Straw" by N. Cowell
"Click" by Jan Perry...
Tuesday 15 June 2010, 18:10
Applicants must have a broadcast credit or commission. Please make sure that you tell us about your work when you apply.
The closing date for applications is 12...
Tuesday 15 June 2010, 13:22
Pulse by Paul Cornell
Stanley Park by Leo Richardson
Thursday 10 June 2010, 17:07
Three big opportunities up on the opps page today, so I thought it's worth calling them out in the blog.
Newsjack is the BBC's open-call topical comedy show, and that means anyone can submit material. The deadline is Monday noon for sketches (starting this Monday, 14th June), and Tuesday 5pm for one...
Wednesday 9 June 2010, 16:55
We've been busy beavering away over the last couple of weeks sorting out what's going on at the TV Drama Writers' Festival on the 30th June / 1st July, and we're starting to get a handle on what's going on.
The scheduled sessions so far include:
Thursday 3 June 2010, 18:16
We're pleased to be able to announce the winners of the Scotland: Write Here, Write Now competition from earlier this year.
Joanna Bolouri for Lewd Awakenings
Rebecca McFarland for The Madam of Morningside
Rob Drummond for Early Release
The Executive Editor Comedy, BBC Scotland, Jemma Rodgers said...
Wednesday 2 June 2010, 17:36
You can watch Dappers online from tomorrow on on the BBC3 blog, or on BBC3 on Thursday 10th June...
Wednesday 2 June 2010, 16:15
You may want to watch the show first - spoilers ahead.
There's one scene in the pilot script of Pulse that...
Wednesday 2 June 2010, 14:10
While you're waiting, Leo Richardson, creator and writer of Stanley Park, talks about his aims and inspiration for the series here...
Tuesday 1 June 2010, 17:57
We asked the winner of this year's Tony Doyle Bursary, Vanessa Pope, if she'd say a few words on the blog about winning the prize, and what it's meant for her.
"The Eastside Princess" very nearly didn't make it out of Belfast to be judged for the 2010 Tony Doyle Bursary. The screenplay had been written...
Tuesday 1 June 2010, 15:01
We've finally chosen the winners for the Scotland: Write Here, Write Now competition, and in our Terms & Conditions it says that their names will be published on the Writersroom website. Are you still happy to do that for us?
They are: Joanna Bolouri, Rebecca McFarland, and Rob Drummond.
Wednesday 26 May 2010, 17:53
The last time this happened, Being Human was commissioned as a result.
Anyways, the first pilot, Pulse, airs on Thursday 3rd June at 9pm. But you can watch it online here already. (Genuine BBC thing. Not a naughty-torrent.)
The writer is...
Tuesday 25 May 2010, 18:29
Tim wrote two pieces for us about the project. You can read the first here. This is the second.
Wednesday 19 May 2010, 17:13
We're looking for scripts based around the events of the five days in May this year after the general election, but before a new government had been formed.
We're not looking for scripts to make - we're looking for scripts that we can post online.
To enter, send us a 5-10 minute script for film, TV...
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