Monday, January 25, 2010

Writers' Lab @ Bolton

A new scheme from the University of Bolton:
The University of Bolton is developing a writer's programme in association with a number of production companies in the North West (AbbottVision, Red Productions, Lime Pictures, BBC writersroom, LA Productions, Made In Manchester, R.S.J. Productions). This is a scheme for writers that want to develop their skills working in an industry context. Writers will develop an original script as well as learn about team writing and producing.

In order to develop the scheme effectively we are offering free places to 16 new writers from the North West. This pilot scheme will put writers into direct contact with the best TV, radio and web producers in the region. In return for helping us develop this training programme we are offering writers the opportunity to develop their skills in a commercial context. You will attend workshops at AbbottVision, The Arvon Foundation and at the University of Bolton. Throughout the programme, you will work on a team written project with industry mentors. You will have direct and sustained contact with industry professionals through the best work experience placements around.

This scheme is designed to give writers the best start possible and is an opportunity you can't afford to miss.

Who can apply for this scheme?

The scheme is open to writers based within the North West region who have already had a script commissioned or had a professional reading of their work (for any platform, film, radio, stage, TV or the web) or had material published. You will be expected to be able to work effectively on scripted material from the start of the project. This is not a scheme for beginners.

Applicants must be over 18 and not in full-time education.
Full details are on the University of Bolton website.

Link via Tom Murphy on Twitter.

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