WriterSlam from the BBC & other partners seeking scripted comedy

Submissions are open for WriterSlam, supported by CreativeSkillset, Tiger Aspect, ITV & ITV Studios, BBC and Hat Trick.

Building on the success of the MonologueSlam UK initiative for actors, WriterSlam UK is an initiative to help TV production companies and broadcasters access new and established writers from diverse backgrounds and support them in their career development, providing tangible outcomes for participants with a structured and accessible programme over 2015.

The second WriterSlam will take place on 19th November at Theatre Royal Stratford East and is supported by Creative SkillsetTiger AspectITVITV StudiosBBC and Hat Trick.

Eligibility:  They are looking for new voices for television, who come from all backgrounds and have different identities. They champion diversity of experience – if you include everyone, you don’t need to exclude anyone.

You might have literary representation, you might not. You might have written for theatre, or for short film, in your bedroom, or even just in your own head. ANYONE can enter.

What to submit/How to apply:  Be sure to read the full details on the WriterSlam website before applying.  Tiger Aspect are lead supporters for the second WriterSlam event and they are looking for new comedy voices. So they are looking for ideas for SCRIPTED COMEDY SERIES including comedy drama.

Writers are required to submit:

  • A short synopsis of your comedy series idea (no more than 200 words).
  • 10-15 pages of an episode of the comedy series. This does not have to be the first episode, but it can be.
  • All scripts must be in a Word doc or PDF submitted through the website. Script documents must be named as follows: lastname.firstname.titleofscript.

Find our more including what you need to submit, the process and the prizes on the WriterSlam website

Deadline:  4 October 2015 at midnight

Source:  BBC Writersroom

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