Archive for February 19th, 2009

7 on 7

19th February 2009

The BBC Writersroom is looking for writers for a new topical sketch show, called 7 on 7, that will be transmitted on BBC Radio 7 in May 2009.

The show gets comic mileage from the news on each of the last seven days – political, cultural, sports, and trivia. We’ll take one day at a time and examine what happened on that day. Or we might use the events on a particular day to talk about a related topic. If a story develops over the week then we can revisit it in the show.

We’ll have a regular host and a cast of performers who can recreate the names who’ve made the news in the last week and play the ones that we invent.

The tone will be lively, satirical, and distinctly irreverent.

The show will be thirty minutes long and initially have a run of ten weeks. We want an array of writers who can extract the maximum comic potential out of what’s happened in the news and put some satirical spin on events. We’ll use some established writers but we’re particularly interested in introducing new writers to radio comedy.

Deadline: 10am, Friday 27 February 2009

Successful applicants will be invited to a masterclass with David Mitchell on Monday 9th March 2009.

Information on how to apply is on the web site.

eQuinoxe Workshop

19th February 2009

éQuinoxe Germany is looking for applications for its next screenwriters’ workshop taking place during the 26 April – 5 May in Norway. The deadline for English language submissions is 2 March 2009 (the date éQuinoxe communicated to us directly).

An international jury selects 10 talented screenwriters to participate in the workshop. The screenwriters participate in the one-week workshops and masterclasses, and meet for one-to-one discussions with ten advisors from all over the world – internationally known and experienced writers, directors and producers -, who share their knowledge and experiences without remuneration. There is no participation fee.

The workshop will take place from the 26 April – 3 May. The masterclasses occur from 3 – 5 May and are available to the participants, their producers and the local film community. It is not mandatory to have a producer attached, but it helps as éQuinoxe encourages the producer to attend the workshop.

All information on the application process is available on the web site.