"We want the thing we don't know about yet. People often ask what we are looking for, but you don't know what you want until someone gives it to you" Kate Rowland, Creative Director of New Writing a the BBC, Society of Authors AGM, Sept 2005.

Descent Deadline 30th June. A night of new writing and comedy.

Script Room Deadline 21st May
. The BBC Writersroom have changed from rolling applications to three open script calls!

BBC Writers Room New writing Talent LAUGH TRACK
Deadline 21st March 2012

Cbeebies and Writersoom Get a squiggle on! Deadline 14th July
New writer's competition, click here for more.

BFI short Film Competition opens! Deadline 23rd March 2012
Click here for more.


The Sitcom Mission are looking for new 15min comedy scripts Deadline 14th February click here for more details.

BBC WORLD SERVICE have launched an international play writing competition. Deadline 31st March 2011. Click here for more.

Little Brother's Big Opportunity - BAFTA award winning television and film production company Little Brother Productions is offering a talented new writer £1,000.00 to develop an original television drama idea of theirs through to treatment stage. Deadline 31st December 2010. Click for more.

BBC RADIO DRAMA readings Unit are accepting unsolicited material until 30th November. Click here for more.

Submissions are now open for 2011 London Independent Film Festival Competition. deadline 4th Dec. Click here for more.

Northern Ireland Screen have announced a new scheme that aims to produce two one-off TV dramas by local screenwriters. You cannot afford to miss it. Closing date 14 February 2011 more details here

What the big Idea? Shine pictures have announced a national competition and are offering £25000 development deal for film concepts. Click here for more details.

If it's comedy you are interested in Danny Stack has some great notes form the recent Broadcast Comedy Forum over on his blog. Check it out here.

Don't forget cash prizes for London Screenwriters' Festival Short Film competition and treatment award. Go to http://www.londonscreenwritersfestival.com/ for more.

White Lantern is looking for killer scripts, deadline 6pm(GMT) 25th October. Click here for more.

London Screenwriters Festival have announced a £5000 'Inspired by Science' treatment award. Deadline is 15th October, click here for more details.

Red Planet want your original 60 min TV script, single play or pilot for a TV series.
Deadline 31st July. Click here for more

Channel 4 and Touchpaper TV are giving new writers the chance to get their work on screen. Coming Up 2011 has launched and the deadline is 9th June click here for more details.

Individual Writer Award

We are looking for polished first draft feature scripts with development potential. Feature TV drama/comedy scripts should aim to range between 48 – 58 pages. Feature film scripts (live action or animation) should aim to range between 90 – 120 pages. We also accept published novels, previously produced stage and radio plays for adaptation to screenplay. As funding is limited we are looking for the scripts that demonstrate the most potential to be developed for the screen.

Company Applications – Lottery Project Development Funding

initially, we are looking for a detailed treatment and logline for a TV drama or Feature Film (live action or animation) intended for national or international distribution, we do not fund projects intended for local broadcast. We provide match funding up to a maximum of £40,000. Typically, development is divided into stages with awards of up to £7,500 provided at each stage.

Watch this space for more from Kudos Generator tv, Mammoth Screen and BBC NI.

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