Scriptwriting Essentials

When you’re new to writing, just getting to the end of that first script is really hard. This section of the website is for those who want to write, who have an idea that is itching to get out, and who would like a guide or structure to help them take it from idea right through to a first draft.

What you get here is a series of steps in the writing process with essential elements, questions and challenges you will face. It’s not designed to be exhaustive, but it’s not just a basic ‘how to’. It’s the essentials of what we believe go into making a good script.

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  • Sultan Padamsee Award for Playwriting

    Sultan Padamsee Award for Playwriting

    Deadline: 1st May 2018. If you have an original, unpublished, unproduced play about Asian Indians (wherever they may be), in English, between 60-120 minutes duration, then send in your entries! Winning plays will be featured at Mumbai LitFest in November 2018.

    Theatre

  • Matchstick Theatre - New Writing Submissions

    Matchstick Theatre - New Writing Submissions

    Matchstick Theatre are a small independent theatre company, set up in late 2015 and based in South East London. They are aiming to put on over 15 new plays this year, and are on the hunt for new pieces. Submissions are open now.

    Theatre

  • The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire of Acting - Short Film Scripts

    The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire of Acting - Short Film Scripts

    Deadline: 31st March 2018. Royal Birmingham Conservatoire of Acting are once again accepting script submissions for next year’s short films to be shot in Autumn 2018. Successful scripts will be filmed to professional standards.

    Film

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