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BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum

9th March 2011 by Maura McHugh

BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum

BAFTA Rocliffe is currently accepting scripts for the next two BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forums being held in London on May 9th and the Edinburgh International Film Festival on June 16th respectively.

The closing date for submissions is 25 March 2011.

The BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing forum aims to be both a platform for new writing, and a networking event. Created in 2000, the original format selects three ten minute script extracts – feature film, short film, television drama, sitcom or sketch. The pieces are cast by a casting director and rehearsed by professional actors and directors on the evening.

A narrator sets the piece in context and the extracts are then performed to an industry audience of producers, development executives, directors, actors and literary agents. Following each performance, the writers receive feedback from the industry co-chair and answer questions from the audience. The evening is rounded off with a Q&A with the event host and a relaxed networking session

The benefits to a writer, new or seasoned, are multiple: hearing their work read by professional actors; a development focused discussion generated by the readings; exposure to and advice from experienced industry members; feedback from an audience and an invaluable method to test out new concepts and material. Given the often isolating nature of the industry, the New Writing Forum looks also to create an ideal environment for networking.

Previous industry guests and patrons include ‘Harry Potter’ director, Mike Newell; ‘Shakespeare in Love’ helmer, John Madden; ‘Iris’ director Richard Eyre; ‘Henry V’ producer David Parfitt; ‘Centurion’ actor David Morrissey, ‘Last of the Blonde Bombshells’ writer, Alan Plater, ‘The Queen’ producer, Cameron McCracken, ‘Harry Potter’ director, David Yates, ‘Behind the Lines’ director, Gillies Mackinnon and ‘An Education’ producer, Finola Dwyer.

Submission guidelines and terms and conditions are available at its web site.

BAFTA Winners 2011

14th February 2011 by Maura McHugh

The winners of the 2011 BAFTA Film Awards were announced last night in London. Here are the writing awards short-lists and the winners:

Original Screenplay

THE KING’S SPEECH – David Seidler
Watch the winner’s interview

BLACK SWAN – Mark Heyman, Andrés Heinz, John McLaughlin
THE FIGHTER – Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson
INCEPTION – Christopher Nolan
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT – Lisa Cholodenko, Stuart Blumberg

Adapted Screenplay

THE SOCIAL NETWORK – Aaron Sorkin
Watch the winner’s interview

127 HOURS – Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO – Rasmus Heisterberg, Nikolaj Arcel
TOY STORY 3 – Michael Arndt
TRUE GRIT – Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

BAFTA Screenwriters on Screenwriting

16th November 2010 by Maura McHugh

BAFTA Screenwriters

BAFTA has added a series of six lectures to its web site in which established screenwriters discuss the craft of screenwriting.

You can watch videos by Peter Morgan, Sir David Hare, Simon Beaufoy, Aline Brosh McKenna, Christopher Hampton and Sir Ronald Harwood.

BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum in Belfast

6th September 2010 by Maura McHugh

BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum

Northern Ireland Screen has teamed up with BAFTA Rocliffe to bring the New Writing Forum to Belfast on 12th November.

The BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing forum is both a platform for new writing, and a networking event. Created in 2000, the original format selects three ten minute script extracts – feature film, short film, television drama, sitcom or sketch.

The pieces are cast by a casting director and rehearsed by professional actors and directors on the evening.

A narrator sets the piece in context and the extracts are then performed to an industry audience of producers, development executives, directors, actors and literary agents.

Following each performance, the writers receive feedback from the industry co-chair and answer questions from the audience. The evening is rounded off with a Q&A with the event host and a relaxed networking session.

The benefits to a writer, new or seasoned, are multiple: hearing their work read by professional actors; a development focused discussion generated by the readings; exposure to and advice from experienced industry members; feedback from an audience and an invaluable method to test out new concepts and material.

Given the often isolating nature of the industry, the New Writing Forum creates an ideal environment for networking.

Please note only Northern Ireland based writers can submit scripts for consideration for the Belfast event.

This is an excellent opportunity for local writers, Northern Ireland Screen strongly encourage you to participate.

Entries will be accepted from 6 September 2010. The closing date for submissions is 11 October 2010 at 5pm.

Due to the increasing popularity of this event, it has become necessary to charge a small script submission fee (£5.00) in order to handle the volume of scripts submitted. BAFTA and Rocliffe are non profit organisations and funds raised will be used towards securing the future of this event format.

Further information on how to apply is available on the web site.