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71 posts about opportunities on this blog

  1. The Writer's Prize: Why write for radio?

    Wednesday 31 October 2012, 16:13

    Paul Ashton Paul Ashton

    A round-up of some of the very good reasons why any writer should want to write for radio.

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  2. Writersroom Success Stories

    Monday 29 October 2012, 14:50

    Paul Ashton Paul Ashton

    Writersroom Development Producer Paul Ashton talks about some of the writers who have successfully had their work developed and commissioned via BBC writersroom.

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  3. From Laugh Track to Edinburgh

    Thursday 13 September 2012, 15:27

    Alex Boardman Alex Boardman Writer

    Alex Boardman blogs about his experience of being one of the shortlisted writers of the BBC writersroom Laugh Track comedy talent search and having his script performed at Edinburgh.

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  4. Writersroom 10: The Verb

    Tuesday 15 May 2012, 11:38

    Rachel Delahay Rachel Delahay Writer

    Writersroom 10 writer Rachel Delahay blogs about having her first professional play produced by the BBC.

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  5. Bread and Roses Rapid Response: Update

    Thursday 3 May 2012, 16:16

    Kate Rowland Kate Rowland BBC Creative Director of New Writing

    An update on the judging of the BBC writersroom Bread and Roses Rapid Response.

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  6. Wales Drama Award: Interview with Faith Penhale

    Wednesday 2 May 2012, 14:00

    Fiona BBC writersroom Fiona BBC writersroom

    Head of BBC Drama Wales and judge of our Wales Drama Award Faith Penhale talks to us about why this is such an exciting time for drama in Wales and what she looks for in a script.

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  7. Wales Drama Award: Interview with John McGrath

    Monday 30 April 2012, 15:13

    Fiona BBC writersroom Fiona BBC writersroom

    We recently caught up with one of our Wales Drama Award judges, John McGrath - Artistic Director of National Theatre Wales, to find out what inspires him and what he looks for in a script.

     

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  8. Job Done

    Friday 13 April 2012, 12:58

    Jimmy Osborne Jimmy Osborne Writer

    Jimmy Osborne, one of the three winners of writersroom's Hackgate Rapid Response callout, blogs about the doors which have opened for him since sending in his script.

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  9. Writersroom 10 - The Parade: Live Theatre Showcase

    Thursday 12 April 2012, 16:31

    Kenny Emson Kenny Emson Writer

    Writer Kenny Emson, gives an update of what he has been up to since being on The Writersroom 10 Scheme and talks about his experience in Newcastle for The Parade showcase. 

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  10. Shortlisting Laugh Track

    Tuesday 10 April 2012, 11:34

    Micheal Jacob Micheal Jacob

    Micheal Jacobs talks about the process of shortlisting scripts for BBC writersroom's recent Laugh Track sitcom search.

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  11. Bread & Roses Centennial Rapid Response

    Monday 2 April 2012, 13:05

    Afshin Dehkordi Afshin Dehkordi Co-founder studioSTRIKE

    Afshin Dehkordi, Co-founder studioSTRIKE, discusses the Bread & Roses Centennial Rapid Response - a partnership between BBC writersroom and StudioStrike.  He give Inspiration and insight about the Bread & Roses Centennial. 

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  12. Laugh Track Script Sift

    Friday 30 March 2012, 17:12

    Paul Ashton Paul Ashton

    Paul Ashton, Development Producer, Writersroom gives an update on the scripts that have been coming through the Laugh Track sift and the readers thoughts.

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  13. ON THE ROAD!

    Friday 23 March 2012, 16:27

    Kate Rowland Kate Rowland BBC Creative Director of New Writing

    Kate Rowland, Creative Director, New Writing and Head of BBC writersroom, Gives an update about the fantastic opportunites that have kept the writersroom team busy over the last few weeks. 

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  14. STOP PRESS! We have a new script system

    Tuesday 13 March 2012, 14:28

    Paul Ashton Paul Ashton

    BBC writersroom's Development Producer, Paul Ashton announces details of the new Script Room system for submitting unsolicited scripts to the BBC.

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  15. How to avoid canned laughter in your Laugh Track script

    Thursday 2 February 2012, 12:47

    Paul Ashton Paul Ashton

    BBC writersroom's Development Producer, Paul Ashton shares his top tips on writing studio sitcom

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  16. Writersroom 10 update

    Monday 30 January 2012, 14:00

    Amman Paul Singh Brar Amman Paul Singh Brar

    Writersroom 10 finalist, Amman Paul Singh Brar, shares his experience of taking part in the scheme designed to support emerging playwrights.

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  17. BBC Radio 4 - Opening Lines

    Thursday 3 November 2011, 13:26

    Gemma Jenkins Gemma Jenkins

    We're writing this as the first short stories for the new series of Opening Lines start to land on our desk.

    About to enter its 12th year, the series showcases new and emerging writers, sourced directly from the hundreds of unsolicited submissions the team receives each year.

    From this pool we select...

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  18. Writers Academy 27

    Friday 27 May 2011, 12:16

    Ceri Meyrick Ceri Meyrick

    We've now read the first ten pages of all of our 495 entries for the Writers Academy. As you can see, we all sit in a room together (Readers, my team and I) with "The Pile". It is a gruelling, nerve-wracking, but also hugely enjoyable three days. Thank you all the writers who entered...

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  19. Writers Academy 26

    Monday 11 April 2011, 16:23

    Ceri Meyrick Ceri Meyrick

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The Writers Academy is now open for online applications from writers until 5th May. To apply go to the Writers Academy page on this site and click on the link.

    I thought I would just go through a few of the questions that regularly come up about the course:

    Why are only...

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  20. Laughing Stock 2011

    Monday 13 December 2010, 14:34

    Simon Nye Simon Nye Writer

    It's the last thing I need - new writers coming in, lots of them really young, being funny, showing us grouchy old hacks how to do it. I've got a family to feed, a fat mortgage to pay and a high maintenance dog.

    But I remember when I started writing, trying to focus on the work yet knowing that when...

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