Friday 7 May 2010, 16:07
The closing date for applications for this year's Writers Academy was 5th May. We've had 510 entries this year - a few more than last year. Next week we start the First Sift. This means that the team sits down and reads the first ten pages of each script. If we want to read on, we mark it for a second read, if not, it is rejected. Usually about 200 scripts make it through this process. They then go on to get two full reads by two different members of the Drama Department. So if you don't get a "No" from us in the next couple of weeks, your script has made it through to the next round.
I'm afraid we can't give anyone feedback at this stage, as there's just too many scripts, but I'll try and get some general feedback together from the readers to post next week.
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