Invaluable tips for local writers
producer who looks after comedy and drama writer’s development across TV, radio and digital platforms.
The Writers’ Room has branches in London, Glasgow, Cardiff and Belfast.
The website includes a script library from which any script can be downloaded for free and the opportunity section promotes all genres and areas within the UK.
There are two specific windows where scripts can be entered for consideration annually.
The next window for drama submissions is December 2018 and the next for comedy is March 2019.
All scripts are examined and classified and around twenty-five writers are invited to receive a six-week development program.
One warning though, 15,000 scripts are sent annually, so if there’s no reply, edit and try, try, try, again as every script is looked at and there have been many successes.
They include Katie Baxendale, Dominic Mitchell, and Debbie Moon.
Find more at www. bbc.co.uk/ writersroom.
●●Usman Mullan, assistant producer