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 James Lipton and the Actors Studio did it for fun with the actors…..Now, I’m doing it for fun with the writers.
  
 
Okay, we’ve all heard Sting singing about ‘An Englishman in New York’. Well, todays 30 Second Interview is about an American Gal in London.
 
Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Los Angeles, Lorelei King always planned to move to Paris. But in 1981, she came to London on what should have been a three-day stop over, and never left. She’s now married to actor Vincent Marzello.
 
So, lets start with Lorelei, the Actress.
 
With  films such as ‘Notting Hill’ and ‘The Saint’, Lorelei can boast having worked with some of the best male actors around on both the small and big screen; from the handsome Hugh Grant to the rugged Bob the Builder. In fact, Lorelei has starred with one of my all time favorites, Michael Douglas in the wonderful movie, ‘Shining Through’. Now I’m jealous.
 
And Television is not to be ignored. Emmerdale, Cold Feet, and Jonathan Creek, to name just a few, can all brag Lorelei as part of their cast at one time or another.
 
Now, what about Lorelei the voice over actress?
 
Well, if you live in America and watch Bob the Builder, you may just recognise the voice of ‘Wendy’ and ‘Packer’.
 
And let’s not get into the two hundred plus programmes Lorelei’s recorded for the BBC.  In fact, Lorelei has been described as ‘the best known American voice on radio 4’ after working on shows including Judge Dredd, Batman, and the classic American drama East of Eden.
 
As well at this, Lorelei also lends her multi award-winning voice to narrating audiobooks for best-selling authors Janet Evanovich, Sue Grafton and Patricia Cornwell.
 
And this leads us nicely to Lorelei, the Multi Award Winning Voice.
 
 
With numerous awards including Audiofile’s ‘Best Voices’, APA Performer of the Year, and Audiofile Golden Earphones Award among the twenty or thirty trophies already fighting for space on her mantle, Lorelei recently won lNarrator of the Year and firmly established herself as the best narrator around.
 
So, what of Lorelei the writer?
 
Lorelei is credited for writing children’s programmes Chuggington, for which she is also script editor, Bob the Builder and Fantomcat. Plus, the Playstation video game Mothatruckas 1 and 2, and Cartoon Network’s Dexter’s Laboratory Video Game.
 
Phew. Is it time to catch a breath? No. Because Lorelei is also co-owner of Creative Content Ltd, a small digital publishing company (check out their blog).
 
Now you can catch a breath while you read Lorelei’s 30 Second Interview.
 
1.  What is your favorite word?  Courage
 
2. What is your least favorite word? Guts
 
3. What turns you on?   Intelligence
 
4. What turns you off?    Pretension
 
5. What sound do you love?   The pop of the champagne cork
 
6. What sound do you hate? The crack-fizz of a pull tab
 
7. What is your favorite curse word?   Bollocks
 
8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?   Professional ice skater
 
9.  What profession would you not like to do?  Social worker
 
10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates? “First class to the left”
 
   
 
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So, what do you think of Lorelei’s extensive career? What is your favorite Lorelei voice?

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James Lipton and the Actors Studio did it for fun with the actors…..Now, I’m doing it for fun with the writers.
 
What does Spitting Image, Have I Got News For You, Miranda, and Al Murray’s Happy Hour all have in common?
 
Answer: Comedy writer, Paul Powell.
 
With a Chelmsford education behind him, Paul began writing while studying Engligh at Oxford University. In 1991 he appeared in the Oxford Review and from then on in, was smitten with the written word. Radio Four’s ‘Weekending’ gave Paul his first writing job, where he rubbed shoulders with Ben Millar, Al Murray, and Harry Hill.
 
Since then, Paul has notched up quite a resume, working on some of the best and well-loved comedies on the box. Shows such as Minute to Win It, Miranda, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Top Gear, Hell’s Kitchen, and Dead Ringers have all had the golden touch of Paul’s humorous imagination. And stars such as Ant and Dec, Granham Norton, Bradley Walsh, Paul Merton, and Girls Aloud have all worked with him.
 
In fact, Paul’s comedy skills are so good, he has even reached the dizzy heights of Hollywood, working alongside the likes of Whoopi Goldberg, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett, and very recently, Barry Manilow on ‘An Audience With…’. He even happily admits to cornering Buzz Aldrin at London Studios.
 
And it doesn’t stop there. Paul has won awards….. and lots of them. He picked up a Comedy Award for Al Murray’s Happy Hour, an RTS award for Miranda, starring the brilliant Miranda Hart, and the title of 39th Greatest Comedy Sketch for ‘Saying Goodbye’ from Smack The Pony.
 
 
As well as writing for television, Paul has also written numerous shows for Radio, and he is so passionate about his writing, he even starred in one of his own TV shows, Stuff the week.
 
Oh, and he’s also a non-executive director of Author’s Licensing and Collection Society, an excellent organisation which was formed to protect the rights of writers. And, there’s more…. he co-owns his own production company, Black Dog Television, with Dan Gastor and Will Ing.
 
So, when he’s not at the BBC, or out lunching with women who want a 30 Second Interview, what does Paul get up to? He hangs out at his local coffee shop and co-writes best-selling books: i.e. ‘Top Gear: Alternative Highway Code’, and ‘The Vicar of Dibley’.
 
Phew. The man’s a writing machine!
 
His new show ‘Alexander Armstrong’s Big Ask’ starts Monday 6th February at 9pm on Dave. Don’t miss it!
 
 
So what could this man, who’s engaged in a pepper growing race with me, have to say for himself?
 
1.  What is your favorite word?  Louche
 
2. What is your least favorite word? Chillax
 
3. What turns you on?   Wife
 
4. What turns you off?    Cynicism
 
5. What sound do you love?   Glug
 
6. What sound do you hate? Sniffing
 
7. What is your favorite curse word?   Arse
 
8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?   Musician
 
9.  What profession would you not like to do?  Undertaker
 
10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?   ”High-Five.”
 
New Series of Alexander Armstrong's BIG ASK February 2012  
        
  
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This weeks competitions that have caught my eye:

FICTION: Via First Writer

WritersType
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st December 2012
Fees:  $10 for one entry.
Prizes:   $250 for first place. Reader comments, publication on our site.
Details:   Deadline: last day of each month. Sponsors three annual contests in the categories of First Chapter, Flash Fiction, and Short Story. In each category, the monthly winner receives $25, comments from our readers, and publication on our site. Each month, the top two submissions in each category advance to the annual competition. Annual Prize: a total of $250, reader comments, and publication on our site.
Country:   United States
Website:   http://www.writerstype.com

Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction
Category:   Fiction
Closes:  15th February 2012
Fees:   $27 for one entry.
Prizes:  $2,000 for first place. Also publication.
Details:   For a collection of short stories, novella, or short novel 150-250 pages long, by a US citizen.
Contact:   The Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction, Sarabande Books, Inc., PO Box 4456, Louisville KY 40204
Country:   United States
Website:   http://www.sarabandebooks.org/?page_id=1105

2012 RESILIENCE Contest 
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   20th May 2012
Fees:   $0 for one entry.
Prizes:   $0 for first place. Winners are published and possibly featured on our website
Details:   For fictional stories about either getting through, bouncing back from, and/or growing from adversity. Stories may be of any type of adversity. Please specify type of adversity and whether story is fictional or nonfiction when submitting. Multiple submissions allowed. Stories may be anywhere from 50-3000 words. New writers welcome. Please see website for categories. Entrants must read all site guidelines prior to entering.
Country:   United States
Email:   editor@watchmebounce.com
Website:   http://www.WatchMeBounce

Fylde Brighter Writers Circle Prize 2012
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   28th April 2012
Fees:   £5 for one entry. 3 Stories for £10.
Prizes:   £200 for first place. Trophy for the Winner.
Details:   Short Stories First Prize : £200 (and a trophy!). Second Prize : £50.Runners Up: £25 x 3. Stories can have a maximum of 2,500 words.
Contact:   12 Ramsey Close Lytham St Annes Lancashire FY8 2RH
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   brighter_writers@btinternet.com
Website:   http://www.brighterwriters.org.uk

Fantasy/Medieval Short Stories
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   25th January 2012
Fees:   $0 for one entry.
Prizes:   $20 for first place. Publication in our magazine for first place and runner up.
Details:   We are looking for short stories with a strong fantasy or medieval feel. Exciting and heroic is great, but a well structured story with quality grammar is essential. 6000 words or less that will make a reader ask for more.
Country:   United States
Email:   Adam@tavernsvault.com
Website:   http://www.tavernsvault.com

Orwell Prize 2012
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   19th January 2012
Fees:   £0 for one entry.
Prizes:   £0 for first place.
Details:   Prize for political writing published in 2011. UK only.
Country:   United Kingdom
Website:   http://theorwellprize.co.uk

Oxford Editors Short Story Prize
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   17th January 2012
Fees:   £3 for one entry.
Prizes:   £150 for first place. Also website and ebook publication.
Details:   For short stories up to 4,000 words.
Contact:   The Oxford Editors, Suite 103, 266 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7DL
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   info@theoxfordeditors.co.uk
Website:   http://www.theoxfordeditors.co.uk/?page_id=271

ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA:

The 2012 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense for Published Authors
Sponsor: Kiss of Death Chapter RWA
Fee: $25.00
Deadline: March 15, 2012
Entry: 2011 copyrighted mystery or romantic suspense.
FMI, www.rwamysterysuspense.org or email: Brooke Wills at daphnecontest@gmail.com.

SCRIPT WRITING OPPORTUNITIES Via INKTIP:

Nabu Films – Supernatural Horror Samples 
We are looking for completed feature-length supernatural horror scripts from Los Angeles area writers as samples for a possible writer-for-hire opportunity. We would like a writer from Los Angeles who is good at writing dialogue while building suspense. Please include a resume with your pitch. If your pitch interests us, we will request the complete script for further consideration. Again, we are only open to writers living in the Los Angeles area at this time. Please confirm that you are living in Los Angeles in your personal message space provided.
 
Budget is irrelevant. Non-WGA writers only may submit.
Our credits include “Atrocious.”
To submit to this lead, please go to: http://www.inktippro.com/leads/
Enter
your email address.
Copy/Paste this code: 6jt055ct2v
 NOTE: Please only submit your work if it fits what the lead is looking for exactly. If you aren’t sure if your script fits, please ask InkTip first.

Arc Pictures – Canadian Family Friendly Drama
We are looking for completed feature-length family drama scripts by Canadian writers. Submissions should have a positive or upbeat ending, i.e. something in the vein of “About a Boy,” “Sunshine Cleaning,” “Dear Frankie,” “Big Night,” “Big Fish,” “Cinema Paradiso” or “’Café de Flore.”
 
Budget will not exceed $5 million. WGC and non-WGC writers may submit. Please note that, due to tax and financing reasons, we are only open to submissions from Canadian citizens or landed immigrants at this point in time.
 
Our credits include “Closing the Ring,” and the upcoming “A Big Life,” which will be made from a script we discovered on InkTip.
To submit to this lead, please go to: http://www.inktippro.com/leads/
Enter
your email address.
Copy/Paste this code: 98nvuzeq8a
NOTE: Please only submit your work if it fits what the lead is looking for exactly. If you aren’t sure if your script fits, please ask InkTip first.

SCRIPT WRITING OPPORTUNITIES Via ISA:

Seeking Brilliant Screenplay to bring into pre-production
We are looking for for a brilliant feature film screenplay to bring into pre-production. Something with award winning potential (something beautiful, heartfelt, with meaning) or something commercial that has something special and different about it. Script must be low budget compatible! We DO NOT want and horror or period films Please get in contact with us at farmhouse-media@gmx.co.uk with the synopsis of the film you have in mind. If we like the sound of the synopsis we will ask for some more info and then eventually ask to read the script. Thank you.

Seeking screenplay writer with story
I am film producer, director and I am looking for a good story for a low budget feature film. I am looking for a writer as soon as possible as I want to start the production soon. Kindly send me your synopsis, if possible registered ones to supriya.lingayat@yahoo.co.uk.

Sreenwriter/Host to interview I.S.A. teleconference guests
The I.S.A. is looking for a screenwriter with hosting or teleconference experience to interview the guests for the upcoming I.S.A. sponsored teleconferences.  You don’t have to have a ton of experience but you have to be engaging, inquisitive and fun to listen to.  We want an active screenwriter because we want someone who will be interested in asking the questions other screenwriters will want to hear.
We do up to 4 teleconferences a month, usually for an hour and a half on Saturdays.  Occasionally some calls are scheduled during the week, so you need to be flexible.  This is currently a non-paid position but could turn into a paid position as the demand for our teleconferences grow.
If you’re serious about your craft, this is GREAT opportunity!  You’ll get to ask the questions you want to ask to the people you will most want to ask them to.  We’ve interviewed some of the top lecturers in the industry, including Robert McKee, Chris Soth, etc.
Please send a short email telling us about you, your experience and why you’re perfect for this job to: NetworkISA@gmail.com

Seeking fellow screenwriter for collaboration
I am looking for a fellow screenwriter who would be interested in collaborating with me on a idea/story I have for a feature film. We would collaborate on the screenplay together and bring it to someone/film company to bring it to life. If you are a screenwriter looking to write for a new feature film or a writter that would like to dabble with in the art of screenplay here is your chance. This a very original, very unique idea/story that will be a very fun experience to write and a nice addition to add to your resume. I gurantee you this is something you have not done before or will ever do in the future. It is a horror/comedy film with a B movie flaire. I want to collaborate with somebody who I know will be willing to work with me on crafting this story and not planning to place it on a shelf. We are working on the screenplay together. I am not just giving you my work so it is your problem. I want to work with someone who work with me on this and we do everything possible to have it made. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask me. Please contact me at abandonsinner@aol.com for further details. Serious writers apply!

Seeking scripts for low budget production in 2012
Ambitious production company is taking submissions of scripts to be produced on a low budget in 2012. We are interested only in following genres: thrillers, crime, adventure, action, horrors, family and comedy films. No sci-fi or period pieces. No docs, webseries, pilots. Email is contact@manager4actors.com. Please send only logline, 1 page synopsis and character breakdown. Don’t send the script, we will request it. Thank you.

Seeking brilliant screenplay to bring into pre-production
We are looking for for a brilliant feature film screenplay to bring into pre-production. Something with award winning potential (something beautiful, heartfelt, with meaning) or something commercial that has something special and different about it. Script must be low budget compatible! We DO NOT want and horror or period films Please get in contact with us at farmhouse-media@gmx.co.uk with the synopsis of the film you have in mind. If we like the sound of the synopsis we will ask for some more info and then eventually ask to read the script. Thank you.

Seeking screenplay writer with story
I am film producer, director and I am looking for a good story for a low budget feature film. I am looking for a writer as soon as possible as I want to start the production soon. Kindly send me your synopsis, if possible registered ones to supriya.lingayat@yahoo.co.uk.

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This weeks competitions that have caught my eye:

FICTION:

Express Yourself 2012 – Write your world 
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   12th January 2012
Fees:   £0 for one entry.
Prizes:   £150 for first place.
Details:   For fiction or any other type of creative writing by a deafblind child or adult, a carer, or any other individual on the subject of deafblindness.
Contact:   Colin Anderson, Sense, 101 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9LG
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   colin.anderson@sense.org.uk
Website:   http://www.sense.org.uk/media_centre/latest_news/august_2011/express_yourself_2012

The FFW Flash Fiction Contest
Category:   Fiction
Closes:  9th March 2012
Fees:   £0 for one entry. Multiple entries, all free.
Prizes:   £25 for first place. 2nd £15 and 3rd £10.
Details:   Flash fiction stories up to 1000 words in any theme.
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   comp@flash-fiction-world.com
Website:   http://www.flash-fiction-world.com/flash-fiction-contest.html

World Audio Short Story Writer 2012
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st March 2012
Fees:   £3 for one entry. £3 until 31st December 2011. £4 thereafter.
Prizes:   £0 for first place. Professional recording of winning story plus promotional author podcast with interview and reading.
Details:   Theme: Open – any genre/theme. Word Limit: 1500-2000 words. Rules: stories must be written in English; must be previously unpublished in text (including internet)or audio form; the entrant must own the copyright to the story they have submitted.
Contact:   Wyndam Granite, PO Box 1302, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire HP4 9AE
Country:   United Kingdom
Website:   http://shortstoryradio.com/short_story_competitions.htm

Emerald Writing Workshops
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st August 2012
Fees:   £1.80 for one entry. 3 entries for a fiver.
Prizes:   £65 for first place. Second £20; third £15; three runners-up win a book of short stories.
Details:   Maximum 500 words excluding title. Open theme so you can write about anything you like. Maximum 3 entries per person. Open to anyone in the world of any age. Postal entries only.
Contact:   4 Abbott Street, Long Eaton, Nottingham NG10 1DF
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   edwardjohnwalsh@hotmail.com
Website:   http://www.emeraldwritingworkshops.co.uk

Malahat Review 2012 Novella Prize
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   1st February 2012
Fees:   $35 for one entry. $40 (US); $45 (RoW).
Prizes:   $1,500 for first place.
Details:   For works of fiction between 10,000 and 20,000 words.
Contact:   The Malahat Review, University of Victoria, P.O. Box 1700, Stn CSC, Victoria, B.C. V8W 2Y2
Country:   Canada
Email:   malahat@uvic.ca
Website:   http://www.malahatreview.ca/contests/novella_contest/info.html

ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA:

More Than Magic
Sponsor: Romance Writers Ink
Fee: $25–27.00
Deadline: March 2, 2012
Entry: All romance books with a North American copyright date of 2011.
Judges: Romance readers.
E-mail: jackie.rwimagic@netscape.com
Website: http://www.rwi-rwa.com

BBC:

Little Pieces of Love
Deadline: 20 December 2011
Writers are invited to submit their short plays for a Valentine’s themed event at the Southwark Playhouse.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/opportunity/little_pieces_of_love.shtml

Immersive Writing Lab Competition
Deadline: 21 December 2011
Create a cross-platform storyworld and win a £6k development fund.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/opportunity/immersive_writing_lab_2011.shtml

Red Planet Prize
Deadline: 16 January 2011
£5,000 cash prize and entry to a mentoring scheme for an original TV script.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/opportunity/red_planet_prize_2011.shtml

Script Space 2012
Deadline: 31 January 2012
Open competition that invites submissions of new, unperformed one-act plays from UK-based writers.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/opportunity/script_space_2012.shtml

Theatre Trail Writers Competition 2012
Deadline: 31 January 2012
Have your play performed at next year’s Arundel Festival Theatre Trail.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/opportunity/theatre_trail_2012.shtml

One Act Playwriting Competition
Deadline: 31 January 2011
The Drama Association of Wales’ One Act Playwrighting Competition is now open for submissions.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/opportunity/one_act_playwrighting_comp.shtml

The BBC Writersroom Future Talent Award for Writers
Deadline: 01 February 2012
Opportunity for north-based student/recent graduate drama writers to access development opportunities and mentoring from the BBC.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/opportunity/future_talent_award_for_writers.shtml

TenFour Theatre presents – A Table for Six
Deadline: 20 February 2012
TenFour is now accepting submissions of monologues for its Spring production of A Table for Six.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/opportunity/tenfourtheatre_spring20121.shtml

Saturday Shorts 3 – Scriptwriting competition
Deadline: 01 March 2011
Bristol Folk House are looking for fifteen-minute scripts for a performance event in summer 2012.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/opportunity/saturday_shorts_2012.shtml

The Windsor Fringe Kenneth Branagh Award 2012
Deadline: 05 March 2012
The Windsor Fringe is now accepting unpublished one-act plays from amateur playwrights for its 2012 Award.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/opportunity/windsor_fringe_2012.shtml

SCRIPT WRITING OPPORTUNITIES Via ISA:

New Devil Productions Looking For Next Short or Feature Project
We, New Devil Productions, are looking for our next project.  We are in post for a short film called “the party” and have worked with AmericanDreamMachine Productions and have worked with the producers of the film Echoes.  We are looking for any projects that would be of interest to us and create a world just around that script/story.  Please contact us with ideas any genre any type of script but no tv shows or anything like that.  Shorts are welcomed. Once we can get funding for projects there will be funds. Send inquiries to us at Brandonsndp@gmail.com. Thank you.

Indie Film Production Company Looking for it’s Next Project
Seattle area  indie film production company looking for its next project. We are in post production of our current film and looking forward to our next project. We have a good idea about the setting and other elements but we need someone to bring the script together. If you have a flair for situational comedy and catchy through-line (possible McGuffin) then contact us! We’re paying in percentage of future revenue. We want someone who wants to see their script made into a film. While we have some ideas about the story, the script would be yours and credited as yours. Call Michael at 206-372-7274.

Looking for Experienced Writer to Collaborate on Script
I am a film maker trying to put a story together for my new short film “Love on the Dance Floor.” I am looking only for an experienced writer to collaborate on the script. We will be shooting on canon 5D MII, and sending it out to the film festival circuit. It is a no budget short film so its unpaid project but in consideration for your collaboration, we can provide you with credits and film material for your show reel. If you are interested, please send me your CV and samples of your work to info@shadikhalilvisuals.com.

Seeking Female Scriptwriter in New Jersey/Philadelphia Area
Seeking a New Jersey/Philiadelphia area female script / screen writer to work with the executive producer of an original musical. College seniors and recent graduates ok. For more info write to musicjarproductions@gmail.com. Thank you.

Looking for a Horror/Fantasy Script
New York Film Academy producer seeks original horror or fantasy screenplays for potential production. Chosen screenwriter(s) will partner with a NY Film Academy producer who will create an entire producer’s package for the script. Which package will include a business plan, a look book, a budget, a schedule, and a marketing and distribution plan. Please submit a log-line and synopsis in the body of an email message to Muriel Moraes at script.nyfa2011@gmail.com. If the project is funded compensation will be at customary low budget independent film rates.

Seeking Collaborator/Writer for High Concept Political Thriller
Looking for experienced writer to help develop and write political thriller. Must have experience in this genre with a good sense of story and structure. Please send BRIEF (10 – 15 pages) writing samples in .pdf or Word format to links2movie@gmail.com.

Looking for Drama/Comedy Screenwriters for Feature Film Script
Director/Producer looking for a great writer in the drama/comedy genre to collaborate on a feature film script. The subject involves a struggling band set in LA during the 1970s. Knowledge of that era is a plus, but not a must. Looking for a writer with a dry sense of humor. The film would be a “Bottlerocket” meets “Almost Famous” meets “Spinal Tap.” For more information write to Brandon LaGankea at brandonlaganke@gmail.com.

Looking for Character Driven Short Scripts
I am a director/producer searching for a simple 5-10 minute script. More than anything, I am looking for a character driven piece with no more than 3 locations, containing 2-4 characters. My preferred genre for the script is either comedy, drama, horror, crime or action. The reason for this is because the big budget FX of science fiction or fantasy are way out of my budget. My desired script would be a strong dialogue driven comedy/drama, but I will consider any crime, horror or action stories depending on what FX they require. As long as the FX occur on-screen and do not break the bank too much then I will consider your script. If you are based in or close to Manchester then that is a plus but don’t worry too much if you aren’t. Please e-mail your scripts to jonnycof@hotmail.com.

Looking for Gritty, Original British Short Scripts
Independent Filmmaker requiring original Short Films Scripts (Up to 20 mins long) to be made on a low/no budget basis. I am looking for Gritty British scripts of any genre that contain: Minimal characters (2-5); Minimal dialogue; Only a handful of locations; Gritty themes (Love, sex, loss…etc) Low budget scripts only – you must know a rough estimate of how much your script would cost to make, so please only send your script if you think it could be made for practically nothing. The film will be shot on a Canon 550D camera and edited on Final Cut Pro. Please send formatted scripts and story breakdowns via email to filmprojectuk@gmx.com and we will get back to you with further details.

Seeking Romantic Musical Story for Hindi Feature
Kopy Cat Films ‘N’ Entertainment is registered with WIFPA and going to make a Romantic Musical Hindi Feature Film. We need a good Romantic Musical Story from writers. Please send us One Line Story idea. The shortlisted story writers will call for detail story sitting. Payment will be as per industry trend. You can mail your story idea to script.kopycatfilms@gmail.com.

Seeking Collaborators/Writers for Dynamic Youth-Action Flick
A dynamic, action and sports based digital feature film, starring kids in their late teens and early twenties, is looking for above line collaborators. We have an immediate opening for an experienced co-writer to become part of the development process and work with the director/producer and his writing partner. Will offer equity for the right person, possible stipend upon funding.
If you have a great sense for structure and are a team player, we invite you to help us combining the best ideas into a great story before we write the scenes. The shoot and story is based in NYC, the genre is action/comedy/drama; and it features skateboarding, stunts, teen slang, hacking, gadgets and MAVs. Please send your links/info to nospa3-00@yahoo com.

Please remember to check out legitimacy of all contests before you enter and to copyright all work.

Good luck and let me know how you get on.

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This weeks competitions that have caught my eye:

FICTION:

Flash Fiction Writing Competition 
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   10th February 2012
Fees:   £3.50 for one entry. Free to Creative Competitor Premier1 Members.
Prizes:   £150 for first place. 2nd Prize: £100 3rd Prize: £75 etc.
Details:  Using the photo on the website for inspiration, write a compelling story in less than 1200 words. Must be original and previously unpublished.
Contact:   Creative1 Publishing 15 Rue Canigounenc Ceret 66400
Country:   France
Email:   info@creative-competitor.co.uk
Website:   http://creativecompetitor.com/2011/12/04/flash-fiction-writing-competition/

Character Profile Writing Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   21st February 2011
Fees:   £2.50 for one entry. Free to Creative Competitor Premier1 Members.
Prizes:   £100 for first place. 2nd Prize £75 3rd Prize: £50 4th Prize: 3 months membership to Premier1.
Details:   Write a detailed character profile using the photo published on this page for inspiration. We want to know everything there is to know about your character. Bring him to life by adding rich layers of detail to the profile.
Contact:   Creative1 Publishing 15 Rue Canigounenc Ceret 66400
Country:   France
Email:   info@creative-competitor.co.uk
Website:   http://creativecompetitor.com/2011/12/04/character-profile-writing-competition/

2012 Bristol Short Story Prize
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st March 2012
Fees:   £7 for one entry.
Prizes:   £1,000 for first place. 2nd – £700 3rd – £400.
Details:   Open to all writers over 16 years of age. Any theme or subject, entry online or by post. Entries must be previously unpublished with a maximum length of 3,000 words (There is no minimum). The entry fee is £7 per story. Closing date:   March 31st 2012. Prizes: 1st £1000 plus £150 Waterstone’s gift card 2nd £700 plus £100 Waterstone’s gift card 3rd £400 plus £100 Waterstone’s gift card 17 further prizes of £100 to other shortlisted writers. 20 stories pub’d in anthology.
Contact:   Unit 5.16, Paintworks, Bath Road, Bristol BS4 3EH
Country   :United Kingdom
Email:   enquiries@bristolprize.co.uk
Website:   http://www.bristolprize.co.uk

Writers’ Journal Fiction Contest
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   30th January 2012
Fees:   $15 for one entry.
Prizes:   $500 for first place. £200; $100.
Details:   For short stories up to 5,000 words.
Contact:   Fiction Contest, Val-Tech Media, P.O. Box 394, Perham, MN 56573
Country:   United States
Website:   http://www.writersjournal.com/FictionContest.htm

Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   30th January 2012
Fees:  $25 for one entry. $15 for members.
Prizes:  $1,000 for first place. Possible magazine publication.
Details:   For unpublished fiction up to 12 double-spaced pages.
Contact:   Professor Tony Abbott, PO Box 7096, Davidson College, Davidson, NC 28035
Country:   United States
Website:  http://www.ncwriters.org/programs-and-services/competitions/26-thomas-wolfe-fiction-prize

Christmas Chillers Short Story Comp.
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st December 2011
Fees:   £5 for one entry. One entry consists of up to four submissions.
Prizes:   £50 for first place. £25 x 2.
Details:   For spooky Christmas stories up to 1,200 words. Enter online.
Country:   United Kingdom
Website:   http://write-link-creative-writing-contests.com/christmas-chillers

G. S. Sharat Chandra Prize
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   15th January 2012
Fees:   $25 for one entry.
Prizes:   $1,000 for first place.
Details:   For short fiction collections between 125 and 300 pages, double-spaced.
Contact:   Sharat Chandra Prize for Fiction, BkMk Press, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 5100 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110-2499
Country:   United States
Email:   bkmk@umkc.edu
Website:   http://cas.umkc.edu/bkmk/poetry.html

Willesden international story prize
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   16th December 2011
Fees:   £3 for one entry.
Prizes:   £300 for first place. 2 x £150. Also anthology publication.
Details:   For short stories up to 7,500 words. Enter via website.
Country:   United Kingdom
Website:   http://www.willesdenherald.com/competition/rules.php

Eme rald Writing Workshops train competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes: 31st May 2012
Fees:   £1.80 for one entry. £5 for three entries (maximum).
Prizes:   £65 for first place. £20 second; £15 third; three runners-up win a book of short stories.
Details:   Maximum 500 words excluding title to include the words NOBODY WILL EVER KNOW. Postal entries only. Open to anyone in the world of any age.
Contact:   4 Abbott Street, Long Eaton, Nottingham NG10 1DF
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   edwardjohnwalsh@hotmail.com
Website:   http://www.emeraldwritingworkshops.co.uk

SCRIPTS:

BBC Film Network
Film Network is the BBC’s short film showcase, screening short films from new British Filmmakers, with four new shorts every week.

The site also provides filmmakers with tools to create online profiles and exchange tips, advice and ideas and allows audiences to comment on and rate the films. It also provides links to all the great online resources that already exist through the Filmmakers Guide.

The site is currently a trial but will launch the full site in October with new features including full screen downloads and collaborative filtering features that allow the site’s community to select the ‘best’ films.
To find out more, visit the BBC Film Network website.

SCRIPT WRITING OPPORTUNITIES Via ISA:

Family Friendly Female-Driven Stories
Nasser Entertainment Group is looking for completed feature-length contemporary family friendly, female-driven scripts. Submissions should preferably be for the sort of “faith-friendly” material you’d see on Hallmark. Please note we are not interested in edgy material, sci-fi stories, anything involving time travelers trying to save Christmas, or any fantasy elements. Budget will not exceed $3 million. WGA and non-WGA writers may submit.
To submit go to www.InkTippro.com/leads and enter your email address (you will be signing up for InkTip’s free newsletter.) Copy/Paste this code: kvdupbjsba. You will be submitting a logline and synopsis only. Thank you.

Seeking Horror Short Scripts
Ghost Town Records is looking for quality horror short scripts that we are working to produce over the next three months. Any sub-genre of horror is fine with us (psychological, supernatural etc) as long as the quality is strong and the writing has a distinct voice. Send submissions and story breakdowns via email to ghosttownrecords@hotmail.co.uk and we will get back to you with further details. Thank you.

Scriptwriter/Production Manager Wanted
We at Thirsty Pilgrim Productions are coming up with International Travel Documentary. Based on two Bikers who travel across India on Bike.
As Scriptwriter : you would be responsible of creating original written works, such as scripts, prose, poetry or song lyrics, for publication or performance. We are looking for script writers cum Production Manager with an interesting writing skills and extensive knowledge of Indian Culture. The person has to be of Nomadic Spirits.
As Production Manager : you would be responsible for arranging everything from Pre Productions to Post Productions. Which includes, Location approvals for shooting, arranging visa for all international crew, research, making shooting schedules and many more.
You can send your details/CV and one sample writeup of the above mentioned concept. For more details please submit your resume on our website (http://www.sumeetkumar.org) in the Careers section.

Looking For Screenwriting Collaborators
I am a writer/filmmaker currently looking for other writers to collaborate with. Initially I am looking for submissions of short films scripts. Next year I plan to direct and produce a short film for film festivals. I am very passionate about cinema and love ideas that are visually pleasing with deep well crafted characters. I am open to style and genre. Ideally I would like a film that contains dialogue. Please e-mail inquiries to andyjmarsh@hotmail.com. Thank you.

Short Script Wanted
Accomplished Director and Producer team with excellent industry connections are seeking a short film script for a new competitive funding stream in Canada. We are looking for a short to produce which can later be expanded to a feature length screenplay. This position is fully paid at a % of the budget for the short, and industry standard rates for the feature. Maximum of 12 pages (10 minutes run-time). Canadian writers preferred, but not mandatory
Preferred Genres:
Drama (The Wrestler, Black Swan, Rachel Getting Married)
Coming of Age (Stand By Me, Field of Dreams, Juno)
Comedy/Drama (The Descendants, Garden State, Lost in Translation)
Comedy (Rain Man, I Love You Man, Sideways)
Thriller (Cape Fear, Winters Bone, United 93)
Do Not Send:
Horror, Western, Sci-fi, Action/Adventure, Crime, Musical, Animation
Please email short query letters with loglines/short synopsis’s only to: submissions@rogueplanet.ca. Thank you.

Seeking Austin, TX Area Screenwriter
Looking for inventive (somewhat) experienced screenwriting partner(s) with the desire to make indie movies – shorts first, features later – from start to finish. I know a lot of local crew people and actors, but not enough writers. I have plenty of ideas, but need someone to bounce of and keep me motivated. Preferably you have experience with script format and formatting tools. I have some. Contact Jeff Runnels at jeff.runnels@gmail.com. Thank you.

Comedy Writer To Polish Screenplay
I’m reaching out for a screenwriter in the Ojai / Ventura area to assist me in finishing, tightening and polishing a comedic screenplay. The story is all there, the structure essentially works, and I have 91 pages of good stuff that need going through, tightening etc. Stylistically I’m going for the tone of I heart Huckabees, Sideways, and some of the work of Gondry. Character / Dialog driven with a stylish and quirky visual treatment. I am a commercial and mu

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This weeks competitions that have caught my eye:

FICTION:

K. Margaret Grossman Fiction Awards
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   15th January 2011
Fees:   $10 for one entry. $15 for two.
Prizes:   $1,000 for first place. $300; $200.
Details:   For unpublished stories up to 8,000 words. Any subjects and styles.
Contact:  Literal Latté Awards, 200 East 10th Street, Suite 240, New York, NY 10003
Country:  United States
Website:   http://www.literal-latte.com/contests/#fiction_awards

CNW Something a little different
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   15th December 2011
Fees:   £4 for one entry. Entry and critique £9.
Prizes:   £0 for first place. Estimate £20 plus for first place.
Details:   All entries must be between 1000 and 3000 words and based on the theme either directly or indirectly moving home.
Contact:   CNWriters c/o 6 Fox Close, Chipping Norton, Oxon, OX7 5BY
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   cnwriters@btinternet.com
Website:   http://cnwriters.webs.com/currentcompetitions.htm

Children’s Chapter Book Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   30th November 2011
Fees:   £20 for one entry.
Prizes:   £500 for first place. Full manuscript reviewed by agent.
Details:   Fresh, original and unpublished stories are sought for competition. Entry requirements: First three chapters or prologue and first two chapters; one page synopsis; chapter titles; author biography; contact details on separate sheet. Word count: 5000 words. Judged by talent scout for children’s publishers. Postal and online submissions accepted.
Contact:   Canterbury Court, 1 – 3 Brixton Road, London SW9 6DE
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   info@chapteronepromotions.com
Website:   http://www.chapteronepromotions.com

Carpe Articulum Novella Contest
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   7th January 2012
Fees:   $25 for one entry. $10 each additional entry. 5 entries maximum.
Prizes:   $1,000 for first place. $300; $200.
Details:   For stand-alone fiction up to 150 double-spaced pages.
Country:   United States
Website:   http://www.carpearticulum.com/submissions

Writer’s Toolkit Flash Fiction Comp
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   30th November 2011
Fees:   £3 for one entry. £5 for two.
Prizes:   £50 for first place. £25; £15.
Details:   For flash fiction up to 150 words (not including the title).
Contact:   10 Woodward Close, Pershore, Worcs WR10 1LP
Country:   United Kingdom
Website:   http://www.writers-toolkit.co.uk/blog/?p=259

NaNoWriMo First Line Contest
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   4th December 2011
Fees:   $0 for one entry.
Prizes:   $100 for first place. $50 second, $25 third, 7 honorable mentions win copy of Your Writing Coach book.
Details:   Whether or not finish your National Novel Writing Month entry, if you get as far as the first line you can win a cash prize or free book! Prizes will be awarded for the best first sentence of a novel being written for this year’s NaNoWriMo. It can be funny, dramatic, scary or otherwise outstanding.
Contact:   85 Ridgmount Gardens, London WC1E 7AY – but submit via email to link below.
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   jurgenwolff@gmail.com
Website:   http://www.NaNoWriMoContest.com

Multi-Story Flash Fiction
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   29th February 2012
Fees:   £5 for one entry. £8 for two entries.
Prizes:   £300 for first place. 2nd place £100. 3rd place £50.
Details:   Open themed Flash Fiction competition. Word limit 600. The judge had eleven novels published before turning to writing screenplays for film and TV and remains a regular contributor of short stories and serials in magazines around the world. Her work has been translated into thirteen languages. Entries to be submitted on-line.
Country:   United Kingdom
Website:   http://www.multi-story.co.uk

ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA:

2012 Cleveland Rocks Romance Contest
Sponsor: The North Eastern Ohio RWA
Fee: $15–25.00
Deadline: February 14, 2012
Eligibility: Entrants must be unpublished in book-length fiction (minimum 40,000 words) in the last five years.
Entry: The first chapter, maximum of 7000 words. A one-page synopsis is optional and will not be counted as part of the entry. The synopsis is not judged.
Categories: Contemporary Series Romance, Single Title Contemporary, Historical Romance, Mainstream with Strong Romantic Elements, Paranormal Romance, Romantic Suspense, Young Adult.
Judges: Experienced, published/unpublished. The top three finalists in each category will have their entry judged by an editor/agent final judge.
Top Prize: Winners of each category will receive a refund of their entry fee, a winner’s certificate and a contest winner logo graphic.
FMI, visit www.neorwa.com or email NEOContest2012@gmail.com.

SCRIPTS:

International Student Playscript Comp
Category:   Scripts
Closes:   30th December 2011
Fees:   £0 for one entry. £5 to enter by email.
Prizes:   £1,000 for first place.
Details:   For plays in English by students of any age, studying anywhere in the world.
Contact:   The International Student Playscript Competition, c/o The World Student Drama Trust, 9 McIntyre Court, Studley Road, London SW4 6RX
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   phil@isplayscript.org
Website:   http://www.isplayscript.org

BBC WRITING OPPORTUNITIES:

BBC Radio 4: Opening Lines

The BBC Radio Drama Readings Unit welcomes unsolicited submissions from writers new to radio for their annual series, Opening Lines which is broadcast on BBC Radio 4.  

As well as broadcasting the three strongest stories in the summer of 2012 they will be publishing transcripts of the shortlisted stories on a new Opening Lines webpage.

The next window for sending in material is October 17th – December 2nd, 2011.  Stories submitted outside this time-frame will be returned unread.  Your story will be read and responded to within three months of the submission deadline.

Content and format:

They are looking for original short stories which work being read out loud i.e. with a strong emphasis on narrative and avoiding too much dialogue, character description and digression.  Pay particular attention to how the story opens and closes.  They’ll be looking to see whether the beginning of a story successfully links to how it ends.

The Readings Unit are interested in seeing stories which cover a broad range of subject-matter but material which explores particularly dark, harrowing themes is not best suited to Opening Lines.

The BBC has a rigorous taste and decency policy and cannot accept stories of a sexist or racist nature, or those which use the stronger swear words. The time allotted for each story is around 14 minutes, which means stories must be between 1,900 and 2,000 words in length.

Submissions must be typed and double-spaced on A4 paper and it is important to put your name and address on the script itself.  Please do not send a recording of the text.

Submission details:

When submitting your work, please include a SAE and a brief covering letter giving your name, e-mail address (if applicable), the story’s title, word count and details of writing track record. We regret that we can only accept one submission per writer and if we intend to broadcast your story we shall contact you.

Stories that fall outside these guidelines will be returned unread.
 
Please send us a copy of your story, not your original work.

If you would like to submit work to the London office please send it to:

BBC Radio Drama Readings Unit
Room 807, South East Wing
Bush House
Aldwych
London
WC2B 4PH

Deadline: December 2nd 2011

SCRIPT WRITING OPPORTUNITIES Via ISA:

Screenwriter with interest in ghosts wanted
Director/dp, planning to produce a short or micro-budget feature film within the next two months. Specific interest for this project is the phenomenon/shared experience most commonly referred to as “ghosts.” Would like to set the story in the slums of Brooklyn. Not interested in shooting a “found-footage” movie. Thinking more along the lines of Hitchcock or Japanese horror/thriller. See work samples at http://www.waltersdp.com/. Contact via email at christopherwalters@mac.com. Minimal pay. Thank you.

Short film script wanted
We are looking for a short film script (5 to 20 pages) to bring to life under director Michael Ferns. We prefer drama, but will consider sharp comedy. No horror or thriller. Commissioning for this script begins now and ends on Nov. 30th. We will film the script by year’s end. Email all scripts, premises, questions to Murray Alford at Scripts4.Upon.A.Wheel@gmail.com. Thank you.

Arabic scriptwriters needed
We are a fast growing media company specialized in content creation, content production and media management with offices in Beirut, Saudi Arabia, Dubai and most recently in Abu Dhabi. We are recruiting Arabic scriptwriters who have studied in the US. Based in Abu Dhabi. Good package offered including monthly salary. For questions and further information please contact Rita Hachem at ritahachem@hotmail.com. Thank you.

Producer/Director looking for short film script for production
Established director/producer is looking for writer with a short film to be produced next year and submitted to a workshop for production. Short would also be submitted to film festivals. A small flat fee would be given to writer for rights to produce the project and would be filmed in 2012 with funding production company. Looking for projects that could be done with moderate budget but nothing that requires over $20,000 to produce. Scripts must be no more then 15 pages or have the ablity to be shorten in that page range.
All genres accepted but priority for:
Fantasy
Romantic Comedies
Drama
Action Adventure
Please submit script for consideration with log-line to info@jninemedia.com. Writers with top scripts will be contacted for further discussion.

Action script, hockey – Flow Pictures
We are looking for a low budget COMMERCIAL Feature Action film script with a HOCKEY theme to produce. The selected script will be marketed to investors during the American Film Market in Nov 2011 and Cannes Film Market in May 2012. If you believe you have a strong script please send us your pitch at filmscripts@flowpictures.com, attention Gilbert Khoury. If yours is selected an agreement will be put in place and you will be paid a fair price for your script.

Screenwriter – Love and Crossbones Productions
We are looking for a screenwritier that is in tune with pop culture from the past few decades. More details will be given about the film when chosen. This is a paid job. All interested in this position please submit samples of your writing (or further questions) to us at shawnlcp@gmail.com. Thank you.

Screenwriters and scripts – NRI TV Film Club
Screen writers wanted to develop scripts. We are a production company looking to make films in India for Indian audiences in Indian languages. Please submit resume and a two sample complete scenes. Apply to Tirlok Malik at info@nritvfilmclub.com.

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This weeks competitions that have caught my eye:

FICTION:

PEN/Bellwether Prize
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   1st January 2012
Fees:   $25 for one entry.
Prizes:   $25,000 for first place.
Details:   For unpublished novels of at least 80,000 words addressing issues of social justice, by US authors with limited publishing experience.
Contact:   PEN/Bellwether Prize, PEN American Center, 588 Broadway, Suite 303, New York, NY 10012
Country:   United States
Email:   awards@pen.org
Website:   http://www.pen.org/page.php/prmID/2145

The Oxford Editors Writing Comepetition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   29th February 2012
Fees:   £3 for one entry.
Prizes:   £150 for first place.
Details:   Win £150 and see your story published on our website and as an e-book. The First Chapter Prize Win £100 and a 50 per cent discount on our assessment fee for your completed book.
Contact:   Suite 103, 266 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7GL
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   info@theoxfordeditors.co.uk
Website:   http://www.theoxfordeditors.com

Moment Magazine-Karma Foundation Comp.
Category:  Fiction
Closes:   31st December 2011
Fees:   $15 for one entry.
Prizes:   $1,000 for first place. $500; $250. Also possible publication.
Details:   For short fiction with Jewish content up to 7,000 words.
Contact:   Moment-Karma Short Fiction Contest, Moment Magazine, 4115 Wisconsin Avenue, NW Suite 102, Washington, DC 20016
Country:   United States
Website:   http://www.momentmag.com/moment/contests/shortfictionguidelines.html

The New Writer Micro Fiction Prize
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   30th November 2011
Fees:  £5 for one entry. One entry consists of up to two pieces (three if a subscriber).
Prizes:   £150 for first place. £100; £50.
Details:   For micro fiction up to 500 words.
Contact:   The New Writer PO Box 60 Cranbrook Kent TN17 2ZR
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   editor@thenewwriter.com
Website:   http://www.thenewwriter.com/prizes.htm

ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA:

2012 Laurie Contest
Sponsor: Smoky Mountain Romance Writers
Fee: $25.00
Deadline: February 1, 2012
Eligibility: Published authors may enter if they have not signed a contract in the past three years.
Entry: Electronic Only. First twenty-five pages of unpublished novel-length (40,000+ words), no synopsis.
Judges: include published authors/trained judges.
Final Judges: Top three finalists in each category will have their work judged by top editors.
Winners to be announced at the 1st Annual Romfest in Gatilinburg, Tn. in June 2012.
FMI, visit www.smrw.org/contests.

SCRIPTS

Get Your Comedy Sketch Produced
Category:   Scripts
Closes:   16th December 2011
Fees:   $0 for one entry.
Prizes:   $0 for first place. Get your comedy sketch produced by an award-winning director.
Details:   Ever had an idea for a comedy sketch? We are back once again helping talented comedy writers get their sketches produced and distributed. This time we have teamed up with an award-winning filmmaker. The competition is part of a series, in which anyone can submit a script for free. Participants are encouraged to collaborate with one another to produce the funniest piece of comedy they can.
Country:   United Kingdom
Website:   http://www.circalit.com/projects/competitions/jason

BBC WRITING OPPORTUNITIES

New Writing Talent Search: Heartlands
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Passionate about writing television drama for the BBC and live in the ‘heartlands’ of England?

BBC writersroom and the Doctors team at BBC Birmingham are searching for exceptional new and emerging writers from the Midlands who want to write drama for television.

Heartlands will provide an industry training and development opportunity for writers with some of the most experienced producers in the country.

The talent search opens on 14th November – find out how you can enter:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/opportunity/heartlands_new_writing_talent_search.shtml

SCRIPT WRITING OPPORTUNITIES Via ISA

FOUND FOOTAGE SCRIPTS WANTED
We are looking for completed feature-length found footage scripts, i.e., scripts in the vein of “The Blair Witch Project,” “Cloverfield,” or “Paranormal Activity.” Budget will not exceed $2 million. WGA and non-WGA writers may submit. Please note that in order to protect this company from unsolicited calls and emails, and because this lead is exclusive to InkTip subscribers, we’re keeping their name anonymous.
TO SUBMIT: Please go to www.InkTippro.com/leads and enter your email address (you will be signing up for InkTip’s free newsletter) with this code: pc9x62j643. You will be submitting a logline and synopsis only.
IMPORTANT:  Please ONLY submit your work if it fits what the lead is looking for EXACTLY.

BUYING SHORT AND FUNNY SCRIPTS
ADA Sport is a LA based animation production company. We are looking for short (1-3 minutes) funny, edgy (in the style of ‘South Park’), potentially viral scripts to be animated. Scripts should be about popular trends, popular people and popular events featuring topics that are of interest to people now and preferably always. If we like your script or idea, we will buy it for $300.
Here are good examples of the types of scripts we need:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL7yD-0pqZg (iPhone vs HTC)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEVU-YLpM8A (Relationships parody)
We only consider submitted scripts or ideas. If you have already submitted a script to us earlier that was rejected do not re-submitting it. If you have new scripts, we are happy to consider them. The number of times you can make a script submission is unlimited.
ADA SPORT respects all artists’ rights and will not illegally use the submitted materials. For more information, please review the full ADA Sport idea submission policy at http://adasport.com/submission_policy. Please contact us at adasport110@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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