BBC Writersroom COMEDY Script Room 2017 |
BBC Writersroom's regular window for unsolicited scripts is open between 10am on Monday 17thApril 2017 and 5pm on Monday 15th May 2017 for Comedy scripts (TV, film, radio, stage or online).
This year we are asking writers to tell us which 10 consecutive pages of their script to read first. Which 10 pages do you think make your characters really shine, that will grab us, make us laugh and want to read more?
Please mark clearly on your cover page which 10 consecutive pages you would like us to read first.
If you need to put them into context with a line or two on the cover page then please do.
IF YOU DO NOT INDICATE YOUR PREFERRED 10 CONSECUTIVE PAGES WE WILL READ THE FIRST 10.
If you progress to the full script stage we will of course be reading it from start to finish.
**Please note this Script Room will close at 5pm on Monday 15th May 2017. No late submissions will be accepted.**
Submit your script
This link to submit your script via our e-submissions system will activate at 10am on Monday 17thApril 2017. You will only be able to submit your script during the time the window is open.
This year, we will only accept submissions by post under exceptional circumstances, which you will need to clear with us when requesting your postal cover sheet.
The safest way to get your script to us, and ensure that it gets read, is to use the E-Submissions system. It is simple to use and will reach us instantly. All you need is an email address and access to the internet in order to use it.
Read the FAQs for our E-Submissions system
If this is your first time submitting online, you will have the opportunity to set up a new account once the window is open. Once your new account is created, you will need to restart your submission and log in with your newly created details when prompted.
Do not wait until the day of deadline to submit your script. Always allow plenty of time for troubleshooting, as we cannot accept any late submissions.
Writers will be asked to submit:
1 comedy script of at least 30 minutes / pages in length for TV, Film, Radio, Stage or Online*
Details on your cover page of which 10 pages to read first. Add context if you need to.
A brief biography of your writing to date (up to 1 paragraph) to be included on your profile
If you are submitting an episode script for a series/serial, you may also attach a brief outline (1-3 pages) of further episodes and the series/serial as a whole. This should be attached as a separate PDF document to your script
Your script should be a saved as a single PDF document of no more than 10MB in size.
All scripts will be read “blind” i.e. without a name attached, until after full-read stage. Please remember to remove your name and contact details from your script.
*If you are submitting a sample script for Children’s TV or Online, you are welcome to submit 2 x 15 min episodes as a single PDF document.
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