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Five great opportunities for Screenwriters

Updated: Jun 4, 2018

You know how they say you can wait at a bus stop for hours and then three buses come along all at once? Well, it seems like that for screenwriting opportunities too. Suddenly, the bleak emptiness that had wanabe writers howling for help, has started to warm up a little. There are people out there who want to read my stuff. Here are my top five opportunities of the moment!

1. Bafta Rocliffe Children's Drama Competition


You can't win if you don't enter!

2. BBC Writer's Room

Opportunities to get noticed as a writer throughout the year. A few talented people get taken on by the Beeb and have a chance to develop their writing skills and maybe find themselves credited on a programme!


3. BlueCat Screenplay Competition


US based company that supports and develops writers

4. American Zoetrope Screenplay Competition


US based company that supports screenwriters

5. Slamdance Writing Competition


Slamdance screenwriters

This company was started by some film makers who didn't get their work accepted at the Sundance Film Festival. The Solution? Create another film festival! Now they also operate a screenplay competition as well as the festival, and they have studios and a travelling show.

DEADLINES

Early Deadline: Feb. 14th, 2018 - April 9th, 2018 Regular Deadline: April 10th, 2018 - June 11th, 2018 Late Deadline: June 12th, 2018 - July 23rd, 2018 Withoutabox Extended Deadline: July 24th, 2018 - July 27th, 2018



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