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Feb
22
2013

BBC Writersroom is now accepting scripts

The Script Room is BBC writersroom's new system for accepting unsolicited scripts and the only place in the UK broadcast industry where you can send your script to be assessed by a team of experienced readers for free. 

Our website is the leading online resource for writers in the world and if you don’t already know we changed from a rolling submissions system in March 2012 to one with three annual windows when we will accept writers’ work.

Since opening its doors in spring 2012 the Script Room has received over 4000 scripts across two windows. This will be the last open call before the Writersroom launches a new e-submissions system later this years – yes you read right, we are planning to go paperfree!

Script Room opened for submissions on 14 February and will close the window on 28 March 2013. Writers are invited to submit a script of any genre, written for film, TV, radio or stage and of at least 30 minutes in length. As always we are looking for an authentic writer's voice, powerful ideas, vivid worlds, well-told stories, engaging characters, memorable scripts- and talent and potential in the writer.

So what’s in it for you? A proportion of writers who progress well and show promise but do not reach the final selection will be offered feedback on their script. And most importantly, a group of writers who do progress right the way through the system will form the Script Room Selection - where they will have access to masterclasses/workshops, direct contact with the writersroom team, and opportunity to form relationships with BBC Drama, Comedy, Radio, Childrens & Film.

For any writers interested in submitting to Script Room we hugely recommend you to read a blog by writersroom's Paul Ashton sharing invaluable tips on the process of re-writing a script.

Click here for more details on Script Room and how to send your script. 

We look forward to seeing your work in the Script Room!


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