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Writersroom will soon be launching a fantastic new, improved, more efficient, more effective script system. Full details will be announced when our website is relaunched in early March 2012.

So all writers who are planning to send a script, please do this one thing for us: HOLD ON TO YOUR SCRIPT and WAIT until all the details are announced in March. If your script is eligible to send in now, then it will still be eligible to send in then. Please don't rush your script in before 1 March - if you do then it will simply go into the current system. But it would be better off in the new system.

We want to reassure all of you that the new system will continue to accept TV, radio, film and theatre scripts from writers in the UK, whether or not you not have experience, agents or contacts - just as it does now.

So:

- Please don't ask us for further details - everything will be published early March.

- Please don't send us a script for the new system until full details go live in March.

- We will continue to process scripts currently in the system - if you wish to hold yours over for the new system, please email your request ASAP stating your script reference, name and script title with the subject header 'RESERVE MY SCRIPT' to: writersroom@bbc.co.uk. (Please note we can only do this if your script has not already been looked at by a reader.)

- Eligible scripts received as of 1 March will automatically be considered for the new system only.

 

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  • Comment number 96. Posted by dorafromthedump

    on 7 Oct 2012 09:29

    It's october 2012, this page should be updated as the system has changed already.
    My queries are not relevant

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  • Comment number 95. Posted by Brian Wagstaff

    on 8 Sept 2012 15:30

    On your Writersroom page it says, "The next Script Room window will open in Autumn 2012 and full details - along with the coversheet you will need to submit with your script - will be posted here when it opens." What happened to this window? March is a long time to wait to submit a script! Have you just decided to cancel the Autumn script room window? And how do we get a coversheet form in the meantime?

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  • Comment number 94. Posted by Marc Carter

    on 4 Sept 2012 23:33

    Hi everyone, I'm hoping you guys could help, my name is Marc Carter and I've recently written a comedy series called Zickora 'the Fallen' a trailer has since been uploaded on YouTube.
    Many scenes will follow In October of this year. Therefore I would greatly appreciate it if you guys could take a quick look. Any advice or opinions you have are greatly appreciated
    (Its a rather dark and somewhat sinister piece so I warn you now).

    All the best guys and girls....

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  • Comment number 93. Posted by sheff1johnny

    on 5 Apr 2012 13:43

    Hi Paul, just recieved my script back, so no need for you to find out anything. I was just wondering if with the new system, the two month window seems a good idea, I just feel it may be better to let people know be email, that you will not be taking their script any further, Its hard to read, but better than not knowing and holding onto hope. as for mine it was a no, never mind, on with the next project.

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  • Comment number 92. Posted by sheff1johnny

    on 3 Apr 2012 09:26

    Hi Paul, I sent a script in before all this new system started, I have been waiting a while to hear something. I have tried emailing about my script but all I get is an automated email response, I recieved a calling card. Well any information you could find out for me would be most appreciated. the script was called 'Deep Sleep' and the reference number is '13976'
    Well any help you can give would appreciated. thanks

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  • Comment number 91. Posted by dan1

    on 26 Mar 2012 19:05

    Hello Paul.

    I've found the Cover Sheet download page. Still waiting for your reply to my Question?
    I do hope I haven't stirred a hornets nest and that you have not had to consult the BBC's legal people before replying!

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  • Comment number 90. Posted by dan1

    on 26 Mar 2012 09:48

    I am at the final stages of re-writing my third offering to the writers room. BUT . . . I am becoming increasingly paranoid that my offering will be overlooked because of my age. Can you guarantee that Ageism is not practised during any stage of the reading of scripts or information presented to the BBC's Writers room. Ok, thats that out the way.
    Also, I can't find where to download the cover sheet for my script.
    "SORRY, IT MUST BE ME AGE" Ha! Ha!
    Many Thanks D.P.

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  • Comment number 89. Posted by Paul Ashton

    on 14 Mar 2012 16:41

    Geoff - the address and cover sheet aren't up there because the window for submissions hasn't opened yet and we don't want any scripts being sent until then. All info will go up when the window opens in a couple of weeks

  • Comment number 88. Posted by geoff Tristram

    on 14 Mar 2012 14:15

    Paul, I know I'm a technophobic eejit, but I really can't find the basic info on the site, i.e. the flipping address to send my script to when the time comes!! Where is it hiding?? I also read about downloading the cover sheet, and I can't for the life of me find that either!!

    Then I went and had my script beautifully spiral bound only to find you don't like that much, and double sided to save paper, only to find you don't care for that either! I'm doing well so far. Thank God my comedy drama is damned brilliant. Otherwise I'd have nothing going for me whatsoever.
    You will forgive my little cock-ups upon reading it, I promise you!
    HELP.
    Last thing. Has anyone had trouble downloading stuff on that film-making prize page? The £250,000 one. The word SUBMIT keeps disappearing so it's impossible to send it once you've downloaded all the stuff.
    Oh right, just me then.

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  • Comment number 87. Posted by Paul Ashton

    on 13 Mar 2012 18:05

    Geoff - all this will be available when script room opens in a couple of weeks

    Everyone - let's end this trail now - and pick up on my latest blog entry today -

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