BBC Studios: Writers’ Academy open for applications

Do you want to write for EastEnders, Casualty, Holby City, Doctors and River City – and the opportunity to work for some of the UK’s best Television Drama Production Companies?

The BBC Studios Writers’ Academy will give a minimum of eight writers a year’s paid training, with guaranteed commissions on the BBC’s flagship shows as well as the chance to develop an original project with a BBC Studios production company.  They want writers who are passionate about television drama, bursting with ideas and a love of popular drama.

The BBC Studios Writers’ Academy is led by John Yorke, and over the year you will receive training and lectures from a range of leading industry practitioners.  You’ll learn all about television production, gain direct writing experience on at least three of the BBC’s Continuing Dramas alongside mentoring from the companies behind Les Misérables, McMafia, Brexit: The Uncivil War, Curfew, The End of The F***ing World,  and many more.

Previous graduates of the Writers’ Academy have written for or created over one thousand hours of TV, including The Man In The High Castle, Killing Eve, Pure, Father Brown, Doctor Who, Grantchester, Killed By My Debt as well as all the major continuing dramas.

Who can apply: The course begins in September 2019.  To be eligible you’ll need to have at least one professional drama commission in film, television, radio or theatre.  Writers with a literary agent but no professional credit are also eligible to apply. You’ll also need to send in a story idea and an original drama script in any medium, apart from novels, poems or short stories.

How to apply: To apply use this link to the BBC Writersroom e-submissions system

Deadline: 7 May 2019 at 12 noon

Source: BBC Writersroom


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