Blog posts by year and month June 2008

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  1. North East Voices Five writers from the North East have been selected to take part in North East Voices, a TV Drama development scheme run by BBC writersroom in partnership with the regional screen agency Northern Film & Media. This year's writers are Martin Herron, Mark Brotherhood, Mari ...

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  2. So, we have now made our final selection for the workshop. Most writers were contacted last Friday but a few are now receiving their invites. I can't answer every comment posted on the blog but i'll try to cover a few areas: The Shortlist - our original plan was to invite 20 writers to the wo...

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  3. Unfortunately there have been a few glitches in our manipulation of data relating to Sharps, so apologies for the confusion caused for some people. We are working through them methodically and will have them ironed out as soon as possible. I can confirm that it is fine to use special/recorded de...

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  4. We're still working flat-out on the Sharps submissions. We've now taken a look at every script that has been received and have been second- and third-reading those that have made it through to the next round. We will email today some writers who have been selected for the workshop on June 30th. ...

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  5. Well, it's sort of summer, and plans are progressing for the first college workshop next month. It has a venue, a shape, guests, an outing, a surprise, and an inaugural lecture which is occupying quite a lot of my time, but researching it is proving massively entertaining. Delving into the his...

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  6. A quick note from one of our script readers on Sharps... "Thought I'd take a moment from reading the scripts that have made it through to a second round of reading to offer my thanks to all the writers who've made my job a pleasure so far. I'm bowled over by the quality and confidence in...

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  7. If you've entered this year's Sharps competition - thanks. We're now working through the pile of scripts, logging them, and handing them over to our trained team of script-reading ninjas. There are still more than a hundred scripts to log, so if you haven't received an email confirming re...

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  8. The response to our call for Sharps scripts has been fantastic - approaching 600 submissions! A crack team of readers is working through the scripts and in response to the theme of 'the nation's health', we have received stories about psychosis in a call centre to satires of the NHS, vacuum clea...

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  9. My my it's all kicking off on Albert Square isn't it? I was rather baffled when I read the story document for my recent episode - yes, all the Chelsea drugs business was raunchy enough, Denise coming home early, what a coup. But the suggested cliff-hanger moment: Jase walks into the flat he's d...

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  10. I'm delighted to announce that writer Jack Thorne will be joining the selection panel for Sharps. Jack was a core writer on the first two series of Skins for Channel 4 and has also written for Shameless, as well penning fantastic original drama for BBC radio and the theatre. Jack has always been...

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