Are you a writer trying to get into writing for TV? Our new platform for writers is supported by ITV, ITV Studios, BBC and Tiger Aspect and is a writing competition with a difference.
We’re look for ideas for original drama series. But you don’t have to submit an entire script – we believe that not everyone has the free time to sit down and write an entire script, even if they’re the next Steven Moffatt. So we’re asking writers to submit a synopsis of their series and 10-15 pages of an episode.
In collaboration with our lead supporter, ITV and ITV Studios, we’ll be choosing 5 finalists who will have their work performed at Theatre Royal Stratford East on 10th June in front of an industry panel.
The top prize is a development commission with ITV and ITV Studios! Followed by two runners up prizes from BBC and Tiger Aspect. The BBC are offering a place on the BBC’s Introduction to Continuing Drama Workshop, an invitation only workshop for writers interested in writing for hit BBC shows like Doctors, Holby City and Eastenders, with Tiger Aspect offering a shadowing opportunity for a writer with a writing team on one of their prime time dramas such as Ripper Street or Peaky Blinders.
Check out the WriterSlam page for full submission guidelines – and remember, the closing date is 22nd May, so get writing!