We've been doing some sums here. Five years ago most new writers on their first commission for Continuing Shows failed. The current failure rate is down drastically to 20%. 92 new writers have developed (and sustain) regular careers with us since 2005. Not bad in the current climate.Update 21.12.2009 (Post corrected following comment, below, that this was about BBC Continuing Drama policy rather than BBC Writersroom policy)
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
In the latest blog post about this year's BBC Writers Academy, Ceri Meyrick (from BBC Continuing Drama) explains how the scheme fits in with BBC Continuing Drama's policy for 'the training and protection of new writers in this department'.