Opportunities: Our Pick of the Week – BBC Screenplay First Award

Each week we look through our pile of writing opportunities to pick out one we think is particularly worth your time. It could be an innovative brief, great prize money, a high-profile company, or just plain fun.

This week’s pick: BBC Screenplay First Award

Description: The BBC Screenplay First Award will be given to a writer with at least one professional credit for Theatre, TV or Radio, but who has yet to have a feature film produced.  The award provides development support from BBC Films and a prize of £10,000

So, what’s so great about it?  For writers who have already begun having success in building their carers, this is a fantastic opportunity to branch out into film.  It’s not easy to break into this industry, and the combination of financial support and mentoring for the project will give the writer a strong foothold for working in this medium.  To apply, you need to send in a writing sample, evidence of professional credit, and pitch for the project you’d like to develop – the deadline is 22 October, so now is the time to get that pitch polished up!

Read the full details here.

Please note, we’ve posted this for your convenience and we’re not affiliated with the organisers of the opportunity in any way.

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