Opportunities – Pick of the Week: The BBC Writers Academy 2020

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 Writers Academy 2020

Description: The BBC Studios Writers’ Academy gives writers the opportunity to learn from some of the biggest names in the industry, the chance to develop their skills on the BBC’s flagship shows (EastEnders, Casualty, Holby City, Doctors, and River City), and the opportunity to work with some of the UK’s best television drama production companies.

What’s so great about it? If you’re interested in starting a career in television writing, this opportunity is for you. The 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 BBC Studios, or one of the BBC’s independent production partners. Led by John Yorke, the selwill 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. You have until 19 April to send them your full length drama scripts, and this year, the scheme is open to everyone, not just writers with a professional commission already under their belts.

Read the full details here


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