Blog posts by year and month August 2009

Posts (5)

  1. "Is It Fixed?" ...I hear some of you ask. "Don't you just give places to writers you know anyway?" It's true we do know many of the writers who make it on to the course. But that's because me and the team spend the rest of the year reading work and meeting writers. It's our job to know ...

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  2. Kulvinder Gill, one of the shortlisted writers in our recent CBBC Competition has helpfully written up his notes from the CBBC masterclass and posted them on the web. You can read his account of the day on Michelle Lipton's blog.

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  3. Just a quick poke to say that we've announced some new roadshows on our roadshow page. As ever, there'll be the chance to find out how we process the scripts we receive, as well as talking about what we're looking for and giving you the chance to hand in your script directly to us on the way out. The dates are as follows: Tuesday September 1 2009 - Glasgow Wednesday 14 October 2009 - Dundee EDIT: We're sorry, but the Inverness event has been cancelled due to a lack of demand. All other roadshows are still scheduled to go ahead as planned. As the Scotland Writes competition inches closer to its deadline, we'll also be inviting people to the roadshows to talk about that, and other opportunities for Scottish writers.

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  4. Denis McGrath is in the middle of a series of posts on his blog about the system of writing in the US and Canada. He's following the scripting process on an ongoing television series from beginning to end, looking at the various drafts and documents you turn in, and who they go to. Why you shouldn't put dialogue in your treatments. And at which points in the process you can get away with putting in a bit of handwavium. First part Second part Third part Fourth part More to come, so stay tuned to his blog.

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  5. There's a new opportunity from us (along with several screen agencies) for writers in the North of England. The short of it: If you've had a script commissioned or a professional reading of your work, and you live in the North of England, you're eligible. They want to see a sample of your wor...

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