Archive for January 15th, 2008

Bite-sized plays

15th January 2008 by Maura McHugh

White Room Theatre is running a competition to discover the best five new 10-minute plays. Winners will be performed in the Brighton Fringe Festival in May 2008.

The pieces should require few set/props, and pieces that are edgy, funny and/or poignant, highly engaging, accessible, and even eccentric are welcomed.

White Room Theatre is also seeking scripts that have an educational / entertaining slant on organisational life for their organisational development work.

The deadline for emailed entries is the end of February. In March or April the company will offer performed readings in Brighton of the best 20 applicants. A judging panel of professional experts will evaluate and provide feedback to the writers, and nominate the winners. Check the web site for details on the application process.

Pitch in Time

15th January 2008 by Maura McHugh

The UK Screenwriters Festival is holding a “Pitch in Time” competition in association with Channel 4’s More Talent.

To enter, write a pitch for a feature film in 25 words or less, and on a separate page expand the synopsis to 150 words and email it to the organisers (information on the website).

Ten writers will be chosen to appear at the live pitching event at the Festival, and will receive a free ticket to the entire festival, as well as a personal coaching session from pitching session agent Julian Friedmann. All the pitchers will get feedback on their pitch, and three pitchers will be selected as winners. They will then get the chance to talk directly with Film4 executives about their ideas.

Closing Date for entries is midnight Friday 29th February 2008, and the short-listed winners will be informed the week of Monday 17th March 2008.