From Summer 2006, the BBC hopes to transmit 6 x 60-minute plays on BBC ONE.
This opportunity will give six new writers the chance to have their original and authored work broadcast to a primetime audience. We want a good mix of writers, and this can include writers who are completely new to television.
About the plays
- They can be about anything. We want a good mix of subject and tone, but they should have a strong story and be character-driven.
- They must be mainstream, contemporary and UK based, but they should be bold and ambitious and want to challenge, question and provoke.
- We are looking for ideas that are from the heart - on a subject, or exploring an issue, that you are passionate about.
About the writers
How to submit
- The writer must have no credits for original authored drama in primetime. Off-peak original drama credits or other series credits will not preclude the writer from being considered - neither will the fact that they are so far entirely un-produced on television.
- The writer does not need to have an agent.
- We will accept submissions of a one-page pitch until the end of November 2005. Pitches longer than one page will NOT be considered.
- All pitches should be supported by an original screenplay of at least 60 minutes. It is preferred that this be a separate piece of work from the idea submitted, and will be used as a gauge for your writing talent only. A professionally produced radio or stage play will be accepted if it is all you have, but a screenplay is much more useful to us and any other type of work may result in you being unsuccessful.
Submissions (one-page pitch and screenplay) can be e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can only submit until the 31st of November. Ideas received after that date will NOT be considered.
Unsuccessful entrants will be notified.
Wednesday, November 02, 2005
Announcement on BBC Writersroom of a major new competition: