Archive for May 20th, 2008

Be Sharp

20th May 2008

The BBC has launched a new screenwriting talent search called Sharps.

To apply, send us an original 30-minute TV script exploring ‘the nation’s health’. It doesn’t need to be a hospital precinct drama – you can explore ‘health’ in its broadest possible senses.

Twenty writers will be selected for a workshop, which will involve writing exercises as part of the selection process.

Eight final writers will be selected for a week-long residential, with an intensive focus on developing their work, craft, and writer’s ‘toolbox’, with input from BBC Drama Production and professional writers.

Each of the eight writers will also receive a £500 bursary, mentoring from in-house development teams at the BBC, and a showcase rehearsed reading with professional actors.

Details about the application process are on the web site, and the deadline for entries is noon, 16 June 2008.