Tap experience of X-Files producer in Big Light’s shadow writer scheme (paid)

TV, theatre and radio writers will get the chance to tap the experience of X-Files executive producer, Frank Spotnitz as part of a new Writers’ Room Scheme being launched by his UK based company Big Light Productions.

Created in partnership with Creative Skillset’s High End TV Council through the HETV Levy, the paid shadow writer scheme enables intermediate writers the chance to gain more experience in long-running TV series writing and learn to collaborate with other writers.

They will gain further first-hand experience across major TV productions, shadowing in writers’ rooms and developing their skills for high-end, long running TV series and team writing.

There are two spaces for writers who have already written some produced work (TV, theatre or radio) and are represented by an agent.

Spotznitz said: “Big Light is committed to nurturing talent and there’s no better way of demonstrating this than throwing two eager writers into the deep end.”

The successful candidates will receive an allowance and financial help for subsistence and transport with accommodation being provided by the project partners.

What to submit:  Original writing samples. For further information, please contact: Lorraine Sullivan, at Big Light.

How to apply:  Please contact: Rosy Deacon, Big Light.  Applications from female and diverse writers are strongly encouraged. Interviews on the shortlist will be conducted the week of 23 January 2017. Start dates for successful applicants will be Monday 30 January. The Writers’ Room will take place in London at the Big Light office, London, EC1. Participation is Monday to Friday.

Deadline:  Friday 13 January 2017

Source: BBC WritersRoom

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