Blog posts by year and month May 2009

Posts (10)

  1. The First Sift We've now completed our first sift. My team and I shut ourselves away in the WritersRoom offices for three days and have "longlisted" the applications down to 150. The rest will have received emails telling them they didn't make it this time. So, if you haven't heard anything...

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  2. There are still places available at the BBC writersroom unsolicited roadshow in Plymouth on Tuesday 2 June 2009. If you've not heard of the roadshows before, they're where we go out and about across the country to answer people's questions about what the BBC does for new writers, and what we'...

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  3. A few things that have come up on the site recently that you might not know about... We've got interviews with Law & Order:UK and Torchwood writer Catherine Tregenna, Slumdog Millionaire's Simon Beaufoy, and In The Loop's Armando Iannucci. There's also a new script for the latest series o...

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  4. A new call for original scripts from those who want to write Children's Drama has just been announced - take a look at our Opportunities page for more information

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  5. Bob the Builder / Smack the Pony / Green Wing writer James Henry is in the middle of a series of posts about outlines and treatments on his blog at the moment. Including the development of a TV series about British Superheroes. So if you want to see how ideas for TV series get developed by pr...

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  6. Handing over this one to Hannah Rodger, our New Writing Co-ordinator, who's got a report on the recent 7 on 7 opportunity and masterclass. Take it away Hannah: "If you were one of the many writers that sent us in a sketch for the 7 on 7 opportunity then we'd like to say thank you. Not only...

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  7. Well, it's Friday afternoon, and a dozen entries to the college are now with senior comedy colleagues for their opinion, and to help decide which applicants we'll be inviting in for a chat. I have e-mailed the 12, and over the next week I will be e-mailing the people who nearly made it to the s...

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  8. What's next? Well the entries are all in - around 500 this year this year - well up on last year. We're going to shut ourselves away now and read them all, so I won't have much to say for the next few weeks. The plan is as follows: - By the end of May we will let everyone know who di...

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  9. For all those who applied for this year's Alfred Bradley Bursary Award 2009, here's an update on how the Award is progressing. Firstly, we received an amazing 417 entries this year. From this, 67 of the scripts were longlisted, 22 were shortlisted and 9 were sent to the judges. The shortlisted...

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  10. Many thanks to writer and series creator Julian Jones, who has together with his pals at Shine gotten us a new script for Saturday teatime favourite Merlin. This script is Excalibur, which is episode nine of the first series. Enjoy!

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