Are you a writer looking to break into the TV industry?
Building on the success of our MonologueSlam UK initiative for actors, WriterSlam UK is our programme to help TV production companies and broadcasters access new and established writers from diverse backgrounds. These TV industry professionals then support the writers in their career development, providing tangible outcomes for participants, with a structured and accessible programme over 2017.
We’re looking for new voices for television, who come from all backgrounds. We champion diversity of experience – if you include everyone, you don’t need to exclude anyone.
This third WriterSlam is a Drama Edition, actors will take to the stage of St. Jame Theatre Studio, Victoria, on Monday 14 November for read-throughs of the shortlisted scripts.
This WriterSlam is supported by TriForce Productions, BBC, Channel 4 and Sky.
Submissions are open from 19 September – 9 October 2016. For more information on how to submit, go the WriterSlam page.
‘I was lucky enough to sign with a brilliant agent who, as well as being great company and fantastic on the business side, gives fantastic notes and is as much a dramaturg as an agent. I was also lucky enough to get my first commission to write an episode of Casualty.’
Tom McKay, WriterSlam Drama Ed. 2015, BBC prize winner, on his progress since WriterSlam.
Submissions are open now until 9 October and tickets for the event will be available to book soon.