Blog posts by year and month June 2010

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  1. Each week, during the run-up to the Newsjack recording, I'm struck by the fact that Miles Jupp is a cursed man. A curse so rare that you can go a month of Fringe Sundays before you find someone bearing the same cross. It's the curse of being a good straight man. This isn't to say Miles isn't...

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  2. We've now shortlisted our Writers Academy entries down from over 600 to 150 and now to 24 - all of whom will be coming in for workshops in the next couple of weeks. We will then select a dozen of these for interview to pick the final eight. This is the first time we will have met many of them, ...

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  3. We have now reached capacity for applications for the TV Writers Festival - so any writers applying between now and Monday will go on a waiting list for spaces. The deadline for receipt of cheques is next week so if you want to keep hold of your place you need to send that cheque! We will contac...

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  4. The results for the seventh Windsor Fringe Marriott Award for New Drama Writing have been announced. Of the ten shortlisted plays, six - including one of the three winners - came via the BBC writersroom opportunity page. The three winning plays are: "Man of Straw" by N. Cowell "Click" by Jan Perry "We that are Left" by Peter Harrison

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  5. It's just over a fortnight now until TV Drama - The Writers' Festival, and it's getting towards the last chance to get your application in. Applicants must have a broadcast credit or commission. Please make sure that you tell us about your work when you apply. The closing date for applicat...

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  6. We've just uploaded two scripts from the recent series of BBC3 Drama Pilots in our script archive. Pulse by Paul Cornell Stanley Park by Leo Richardson

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  7. Three big opportunities up on the opps page today, so I thought it's worth calling them out in the blog. Newsjack is the BBC's open-call topical comedy show, and that means anyone can submit material. The deadline is Monday noon for sketches (starting this Monday, 14th June), and Tuesday 5pm ...

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  8. We've been busy beavering away over the last couple of weeks sorting out what's going on at the TV Drama Writers' Festival on the 30th June / 1st July, and we're starting to get a handle on what's going on. The scheduled sessions so far include: Poacher turned gamekeeper Toby Whithouse, To...

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  9. Before writing drama, I used to edit a newspaper. On the first day of putting a new issue together, I'd get a flat-plan showing all the pages and how much space was taken up by ads. I remember the sense of relief when plenty had been sold and there weren't acres of space left to fill. And the pa...

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  10. We're pleased to be able to announce the winners of the Scotland: Write Here, Write Now competition from earlier this year. Joanna Bolouri for Lewd Awakenings Rebecca McFarland for The Madam of Morningside Rob Drummond for Early Release The Executive Editor Comedy, BBC Scotland, Jemma Ro...

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