In­valu­able tips for lo­cal writ­ers

Rochdale Observer - - WHAT’S ON WITH ALL ACROSS THE ARTS LISTINGS -

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.

Pro­ducer at BBC’s Writ­ers’ Room, pro­vided some in­valu­able tips on how to get your work no­ticed as well as an­swer­ing many of the burn­ing ques­tions that all writ­ers have. Us­man Mul­lan is the Sal­ford-based as­sis­tant

●●Us­man Mul­lan, as­sis­tant pro­ducer

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