February (10 posts)
Monday 28 February 2011, 14:56
The Tricycle is offering a limited number of FREE tickets for a screening and Q&A of West is West tomorrow at 8pm.
To book your tickets - call the Box Office on 020 7328 1000 and quote: 'BBC Writers Room West is West Special Offer'. Tickets must be booked in advance of the screening and there are...
Monday 28 February 2011, 10:52
Friday 25 February 2011, 10:17
Oscar nominations and other news
It's Oscar weekend, and Writers Academy graduate Tom Bidwell has been nominated for his short film Wish 143, made through the Writersroom's scheme BBC Drama Shorts.
Tom's inspiring story as a writer is told in this Guardian article:
Tuesday 22 February 2011, 11:42
Silent Witness is a rare thing on British television, a two hour show. Two hours is the length of a film, and we've tried to approach each SW script we've written as just that - a movie. To carry an audience through a two-hour story you need a strong concept at its heart, and a good pay-off. If the audience...
Monday 21 February 2011, 14:21
The entries for our Laughing Stock comedy competition have been coming in thick and fast. We've had over 15 sack loads of mail today alone, and are expecting even more to come. Here's what our office looks like right now!
We can only accept entries until 5.30pm today (if you're in London - you...
Wednesday 16 February 2011, 12:29
It's a question that has become a joke amongst writers. You assume that the person asking you the question is devoid of any creativity. Certainly no self-respecting writer or wannabe writer would catch themselves asking the question in question. Still, maybe it's a question that bears some analysis....
Monday 14 February 2011, 11:03
With only one week left till the deadline for Laughing Stock, we thought you could do with some inspiration. We've just added a script from classic BBC comedy series, Men Behaving Badly - written by Laughing Stock judge, Simon Nye - to our script archive.
Tuesday 8 February 2011, 10:54
Somewhere out there in a distant universe is the land where TV drama gets made. For most writers, even highly experienced ones, successful in the field, it's a mirage on the horizon. Does it really exist? How the hell do you get there?
All of us readers are people who work in one guise or another within...
Monday 7 February 2011, 11:45
We recently held a very special BBC writersroom Q&A session with writer, Tony Marchant. Focusing on BBC One drama, Garrow's Law, Tony spoke to Kate Rowland and an invited audience of writers about the process of researching and writing the series - how he approaches writing his treatments, and how he...
Friday 4 February 2011, 10:13
We are delighted to announce that the finalists for the FUTURE TALENT AWARD are:
Bill Grundy for his screenplay set in the Cumbria fells in the wake of the foot and mouth crisis
Daniel Moulson for his comedy about a day in the life of three students with romantic crises
Katie Ruffley for her family drama...