Posts Tagged ‘scripts’

Script Space

24th January 2011

Script Space

The Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol, in association with the Bristol Festival of Ideas, is on the hunt for new theatre writing and for writers who could benefit from a range of new, nurturing initiatives supported by the theatre. The scheme is called Script Space.

They are looking for playwrights who are open to collaboration, with an engaging message and the creative talent to put this across in a unique way.

Send new, unperformed scripts (one per applicant), from 15 minutes to an hour in length, to Sophie Lomax at scriptspace@tobaccofactory.com.

Please submit single attachments of one Word or PDF document (no titles, CVs or synopses on separate documents) with your name and play title in the subject box.

Deadline: Mon 31 January 2011.

More information about the competition is available on the web site.

Write and Pitch a Short Film

3rd December 2010

FilmbaseFilmbase is running a course entitled Write and Pitch your Short Film. It takes place over two weekends: 18th & 19th December and 8th & 9th January, and costs €260 waged / €220 unwaged.

This course, perfect for new and emerging Screenwriters and Writer/Directors who want to develop strong visual scripts and their pitching skills, will help writers and writer/directors develop scripts that are visually and structurally clear. Participants will identify the selling points in their scripts and give practical experience in pitching their work. This is a practical course where each participant will develop a short script project and pitching strategy for that project.

PLEASE NOTE: Each applicant must have a strong idea for the script they wish to develop over the two weekends or ideally have a first draft.

TUTOR: Cecilia McAllister, award-winning screenwriter and director, has written and directed scripts which received Filmbase, Irish Film Board and RTE funding. Her Irish Film Board Short ‘Feileacan’ won Best Irish Short Film at the Cork International Film Festival and showed in competition at over 30 International Film Festivals. She has written for BBC Doctors and sold feature scripts to Danish producers Thura Films and Magnolia Films in Germany.

She teaches the screenwriting for the Film Studies department in Trinity College Dublin and supervises Masters students on the Television and Film Management masters for the University of Ulster. She has attended the EU script development courses, North by Northwest which utilizes the Frank Daniel method, and Pitch and Script where participants pitch to ten European producers.

To book contact Filmbase reception on 01 679 6716 or drop in to Filmbase (Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2) during office hours (9.30am – 5.30pm).

Adrienne Benham Award 2011

29th November 2010

Theatre CentreThe Theatre Centre has announced it’s seeking applicants for the TC Adrienne Benham Award 2011.

In its 3rd year, this writing Award is intended to spotlight promising writing talent and steer gifted writers towards young audiences.

The Award is a £2,000 Seed Commission/Attachment.

The award is made to a writer who satisfies the following criteria:

  • an interest and enthusiasm for young people’s theatre
  • a professional commitment to playwriting
  • imagination, skill, personality and adventure in his/her writing to date

TC’s Artistic Director and independent advisers will select, short list and choose the winner.

Deadline for submissions: 11 January 2011. The winner will be announced in April 2011.

The criteria for the competition and the application form can be downloaded from the web site.

Verity Bargate Award 2011

23rd November 2010

Soho TheatreSoho Theatre has announced the return of the Verity Bargate Award – Soho’s competition for the best new play by an emerging writer.

They are looking for a new play that will stand out from the crowd- it might be your first script, it might be set in a kitchen or on the moon. The only limit is your imagination.

Be bold, brave, and entertaining.

The winner will receive:

  • £5000
  • The chance to have their play produced by Soho Theatre

Recent VBA winners have included In-Sook Chappell for This Isn’t Romance, Matt Charman for A Night at the Dogs and Shan Khan for Office.

Rules:

The closing date for submissions is 11 March 2011.

The winner of this year’s award will receive £5000 and a residency at Soho Theatre. The prize money is in respect of an exclusive option for Soho Theatre to produce the winning play according to the Company’s standard license agreement.

The award is open to writers resident in the British Isles and Republic of Ireland.

Writers may submit one unproduced, unpublished full-length play (not shorter than 70 minutes). There is no restriction to subject matter.

The play must have a title page with the author’s name, address and telephone number as well as two SAE’s for acknowledgement letter and return of script. In addition, writers must include a CV including listing of all works written/produced, when and where. Plays will not be accepted by email.

The winner of this year’s award will be expected to attend a ceremony later in the year.

The judges’ decision is final and we cannot enter into correspondence concerning the result.

The following are not eligible: playwrights with three or more professional productions to their credit (defined as those produced under ITC/TMA/WGGB contracts), plays commissioned by Soho, previous Verity Bargate Award winners, plays that have already been rejected by Soho’s literary department.

Please send submissions to: Verity Bargate Award, Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, London W1D 3NE.

Elliot Grove Seminar

21st September 2010

FilmbaseFilmbase is organising a book launch and seminar with Elliot Grove, writer of How to Write a Screenplay that Sells and founder of Raindance UK, from 6 – 8 pm on Thursday September 23rd. Tickets are €5 each.

There are two kinds of people who have to love your script. Agents, and Producers.

Why? Because they have the cash to buy it.

Raindance founder Elliot Grove takes screenwriters through the basics of writing a screenplay that producers will pick up and won’t be able to put down.

Elliot Grove has worked with writers and filmmakers at London’s Raindance Film Festival since 1992. He has produced over 150 short films, and 5 feature films. He has written 8 scripts, one of which is going into production late this year.