The WriterSlam Drama 2016 Shortlist

The WriterSlam Shortlist has now been announced!

We are very excited to announce our shortlist for WriterSlam 2016. The shortlisted writers and their scripts are:

Neil D’Arcy-Jones – Save Our Souls
Heather Dunmore and Catherine Comfort – Spitfire Sisters
Onyinye Egenti and Adele Oni – Lost Queens
Charlotte Gajek – Paradise
Christian Graham – Flex
Amy Guyler – Syncubate
Robert Klecha – L.U.C.I.D
Zoe Mavroudi – The Gold Monkey
Emily Mazzeo – Greenhouse
Conor McGinnity – Bandit Country
Toby Parker Rees – Little People
Keith Saha – Looked After
Katrina Smith-Jackson – Tilbury Rush
Gail Terry – Specious

What Happens Now?

This shortlist will be whittled down to 5 finalists by the TCN and Sky Drama. We will then invite the 5 finalists to take part in a script workshop 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 event on 14th November at St James Theatre in Victoria. The event is open to the public and will have a large industry attendance. To come along and support new talent, book your ticket here.

What are the prizes?

The winning writer will receive a paid development commission from TriForce Productions, culminating in an industry table read in Spring 2017 supported by Sky Drama.

The runner up will receive a guaranteed place on the BBC’s Introduction to Continuing Drama workshop – their invite only workshop for writer’s hoping to write for the BBC’s award winning continuing dramas; Holby City, Casualty, Doctors and Eastenders.

All 5 finalists will have their work showcased in front of the industry panel, with representatives from the BBC, Channel 4, Sky and TriForce Productions.