December (8 posts)
Monday 21 December 2009, 17:07
Topical sketch comedy series Newsjack is returning to Radio 7 in the new year, and once more they have an open submission policy, meaning you can just send them your funnies.
Here's a few links to people talking about writing sketches, to get you in the mood.
Wednesday 16 December 2009, 16:36
What Happens Next?
Last week we finished the classroom part of the course, and the writers now all go off to start their commissions on the shows next month. They'll be writing Casualty, EastEnders, Holby and Doctors for most of the next year. These are real commissions for which they're paid a real...
Tuesday 15 December 2009, 10:46
Following on from yesterday's announcement, I'm pleased to be able to say that Neil Hepburn has grabbed a well-deserved runner-up prize of Â£500 for his script "From Plato To Pinkerton". So many congratulations to Neil.
We asked Neil and overall winner Erica Munro their thoughts on Scotland Writes...
Monday 14 December 2009, 16:55
I'm pleased to be able to announce the winner of our recent Scotland Writes competition. We were looking for a 60-minute pilot episode for an original television series or serial reflecting contemporary Scotland.
Erica Munro will receive a Â£1,500 bursary, for her script The Law According To Jamie...
Thursday 10 December 2009, 16:30
Here's an interesting thing for those of us who write plays: A new site called bushgreen.
It's from the Bush Theatre, and is a sort of social-networky-thing for writers, with added publishing and submission gubbins.
That sounds a bit complicated. Break it down.
It's an online community
Thursday 10 December 2009, 13:40
Unintended consequences can often be good consequences, and such was the case when an unexpected back problem meant that I couldn't get over to Belfast for a combined College/BBC Northern Ireland workshop for writers from the island of Ireland.
Rather than sticking to my structure scripts, my Belfast...
Tuesday 8 December 2009, 18:00
(Well, the best showrunners of US TV, anyway. No nods for Russell T Davies, frexample. But never mind...)
Hell, I'm not going to list 'em all. Go read...
Tuesday 8 December 2009, 14:44
We've got some new interviews on the site. Huzzah!