RTÉ and Northern Ireland Screen Initiative

RTÉ and Northern Ireland Screen are seeking submissions from writers and producers to develop five new, original online dramas for the new season of Storyland.

Writers from the worlds of television, film, theatre, literature, documentary and journalism are sought, whether or not they have previously written for film or TV.

And there’s more good news for writers! In a change to previous years, the writer will be at the centre of the drama. RTÉ and Northern Ireland Screen will commission five scripts and work closely with the writers and producers on their development. Once the scripts are ready for pre-production, directors will be contracted. In total, five single dramas of up to 20 minutes duration – and each with a budget of €30,000 – will be commissioned and shown both nationally and internationally on RTÉ Player.

Want to find out more? There’s an explanatory open day in Dublin on Wednesday, 21st September and another in Belfast on Thursday, 22nd September. (Further details below).

Deadline: The closing point for Storyland submissions is noon on Thursday, October 13th, 2016 (Irish Standard Time).

It’s essential you establish exactly what the organisers require and you can get the necessary information plus details about how to apply at the official Storyland website.

Open Days Information:

  • The Dublin Open Day will be held in RTÉ at 6pm on Wednesday, 21st September. To reserve a place at this event email storyland@RTE.ie
  • The Belfast Open Day will be held at The Mac at 12:30pm on Thursday, 22nd September. To reserve a place at this event email rsvp@northernirelandscreen.co.uk 

Deadline: 13 October 2016

Source: BBC Writersroom

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