BBC Writersroom Northern Ireland

BBC Writersroom launched in Belfast in December 2016.

The hope in Belfast is to establish a culture of opportunity for the best writers and creatives from or living in this part of the world. If brilliant writers can see that having their work developed, commissioned and ideally broadcast is a possibility then they will keep writing. Our job is to provide development, help to create partnerships, link up with pan-UK schemes and create bespoke opportunities for our writers.

We champion, develop and support career progression for our best writers whether they’re newcomers or are seasoned professionals.

Through mentoring schemes, industry workshops and networking opportunities, our ultimate goal is helping writers to achieve a TV or radio commission.

We also want to engage with independent production companies and producers to foster and support programme makers and the industry locally.

 

Latest opportunities

  • The High Sheriff's Cheshire Prize for Literature 2019 - Scriptwriting

    The High Sheriff's Cheshire Prize for Literature 2019 - Scriptwriting

    Deadline: 1st July 2019. The High Sheriff's Cheshire Prize for Literature 2019 is for Scriptwriting. It's open to writers who are in, from, study, studied, work or worked in Cheshire.

  • Dark Unicorn Productions - Stage Play Submissions

    Dark Unicorn Productions - Stage Play Submissions

    Deadline: 30th June 2019. Submissions are open at Dark Unicorn to writers worldwide to submit new works for stage to them for consideration for a future production relationship around the company's other work on revivals of major plays, which have something to say to contemporary audiences.

  • Bruntwood Prize

    Bruntwood Prize

    Deadline: 5th June 2019 at 6pm. The Prize is an opportunity for writers of any background and experience to enter unperformed plays to be judged by a panel of industry experts for a chance to win part of a prize fund totalling £40,000.

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