Opportunities: Pick of the Week – WriterSlam open for submissions (TV Drama)

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: WriterSlam open for submissions (TV Drama)

Description: WriterSlam is returning on 14th November at St James’ Theatre, Victoria! This edition of WriterSlam is supported the BBC, Channel 4 and Sky, it’s open to all writers and this time round, they’re looking for ideas for scripted drama series. Writers should submit a short synopsis  of their idea and 10-15 pages of an episode.

What’s so great about it? This is a whopper of an opportunity for all you budding TV writers out there! Five finalists will attend a workshop with industry professionals and have their work performed at event with Triforce Productions, Sky, Channel 4 and the BBC. The winner will receive a paid development commission from TriForce Productions, culminating in an industry table read in Spring 2017 supported by Sky Drama. The runner up will receive a guaranteed place on the BBC’s Introduction to Continuing Drama workshop – their invite only workshop for writer’s hoping to write for the BBC’s award winning continuing dramas; Holby City, Casualty, Doctors and Eastenders.

If that sounds good, don’t worry about scrambling to write a whole episode of your series, Writerslam realise that not everyone has a full script ready to go so you just need to concentrate on sending in a polished 10-15 pages and a killer short synopsis. Good luck!

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.

Image via Triforce Website

1 thought on “Opportunities: Pick of the Week – WriterSlam open for submissions (TV Drama)”

  1. I went to an event staged by Triforce in Stratford where they staged the winning ‘comedy’ writing from a competition.

    The theatre didn’t give them a stage, only a room next to a cafe, and rightly so, because the quality of most of the winning entries was abysmal.

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