Arts Centre Group Playwriting Competition (£10 entry fee, £100-300 prize)

ACG announces its own playwriting competition with two drama awards for innovative play and creative play scripts, 40 to 50 minutes in length. There is no fixed subject but it should in some way reflect the human condition. The two awards are: The Julian Battersby Award for young playwrights under the age of 30. Prize …

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New York University seeking New Plays for Young Audiences

NYU’s New Plays for Young Audiences seeks new unpublished and unproduced scripts for young audiences (ages 4-21) for their 18th season, June 2015. Submission Guidelines:  Please include your name, the name of the play, and where wetheycan contact you. They prefer receiving scripts via email, but will accept them by post.  Also include in your submission your goals for …

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IdeasTap running a session on ‘the three act structure’

This beginner session is aimed at writers of screen and stage. It will demonstrate Syd Field’s three act structure paradigm, using clips and excerpts from a range of films across several key genres, with a focus on the demands of the British Film Industry. Shaun of the Dead and Jaws will be two of the studies. …

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IdeasTap running a session on ‘how to write a screenplay’ with Jon Barton

IdeasTap are running a session on screenwriting this September in London. This session is an introduction to screenwriting. Jon will dip into the basics of: Why Write for Screen? What is a Screenplay? How to Structure your Screenplay How to Write Genre Overview of the UK Film Industry How to Apply for Funding There will …

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RAaW YPTC seeking playwright (paid) – note short deadline 5/9/14!

RAaw are looking for a writer to take on the challenge of writing a 30 – 40 min long short play (including songs that you DON’T have to write) based on the true lives of young people through the ages who have been inspiring. They are looking for a writer who is experienced in writing dialogue for …

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theatrelab accepting scripts

Theatrelab, based in Bath Spa, brings together creative from a range of experience and disciplines (producers, actors, writers, designers, musicians etc) to for a theatrelab community that stimulates ideas and creates new performance. Theatrelab holds monthly meetings to workshop new scripts, offering a regular opportunity to meet other creatives, exchange ideas and initiate collaborations. They …

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Fractured Lines call out for script for writers night

Fractured Lines are looking for writers that have a play or an excerpt of one of a play for four actors, of no longer than 25 minutes, based on one of the themes from the next theme list. Blaggards presents a lively collection of plays from selected emerging, up and coming writers in this fast …

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Many Thoughts seeking screenwriter for feature film

Many Thoughts are looking for a screenwriter for comedy-thriller with minimum characters, locations and explosions. They need a drama-based action whose treatment can be adapted to guerrilla style filmmaking. An ideal story would be something that’s real-life with figments of imagination. A larger then life story but imagination limited to a handful of characters (young or old), …

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Scriptwriters required for online video

One Time Twice is urgently looking for a writer to turn an idea into an online-based branded/viral video for a tech corporation GradQuiz. They need a short 60-90 second drama/humour/mystery script on a low budget. The writer must be able to work with no briefs but just notes and directions. The aim of this video is to create …

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Opportunities weekly round-up: 29 August 2014

Our weekly Friday round-up of opportunities listed on the blog that haven’t yet reached their closing date (listed in order of closing date). Golden Lane Films call for scripts, IdeasTap – Deadline: 29 August 2014 Etch seeking submissions for scratch night at the Peckham Pelican – Deadline: 29 August 2014 Progressive Playwright seeking short plays for themed …

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