The WriterSlam Shortlist has now been announced!
We are very excited to announce our shortlist for WriterSlam 2019. The shortlisted writers and their scripts are:
Celia Morgan – Sandra’s Girls
E. Amato – Majority Rules
Edward Tew – Flat Earthers
Grace Link – Crack of Dawn
Grant Taylor – Shortcutz
Hannah Robinson – Tesla Girls
Ishan Ganjoor & Rajiv Karia – Slackney
Jeffrey Aidoo – Saved
Lauren Jackson – Take Us Seriously
Mikey Jackson – Seven Magpies
Nadene Ghouri – Imerina
Omari McCarthy – Once Upon A Time In Handsworth
Racha Sobratee – Being Aisha
Rachel Main – Castaways
Rashida Seriki – The Four
Shay Elliot – The Place for Me
Stephen George – Deliver or Dai
Sunnie Sidhu – The Last Age
Valeria Cutko – Wimbledon Common
Victoria Ibitoye – The Triple W Society
What Happens Now?
This shortlist will be whittled down to 5 finalists by the TCN and Amazon Studios. We will then invite the 5 finalists to take part in a script workshop on Sat 24 August with renowned Exec Producer Michael Jacob. These 5 writers will be taught how to generate an industry standard pitch and synopsis, as well as receiving in-depth advice and expertise. Writers will also be developing their work with an eye to producing a full script by the end of the workshop.
The 5 finalists will have their extracts performed at the WriterSlam showcase, on 06 September in London, in front of an industry audience alongside family and friends.
What is the prize?
The winning writer will be selected by Amazon Studios. Following their win, they receive a paid development commission and will work with Lydia Hampson, Head of Scripted, UK for Amazon Studios over 3-6 months to develop their idea into a full episode script, with the potential for further development into a series.