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Call for submissions: BBC TV Drama Programme 2018

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The programme gives eight promising screenwriters a script commission for the first episode of a new BBC series or serial

The BBC TV Drama Writers Programme is an opportunity for TV writers at an early stage of their career to take part in a bespoke writer development scheme. The selected screenwriters' scripts will be developed in partnership with BBC studios and independent production companies, and the writers will also attend masterclasses and workshops, with the intention that the writers' serials or series will be taken into full development. The aim of the programme, run by BBC Writersroom, is to give writers their first original television series commission. Writers on the programme are paid a script fee.

This is not a scheme for new writers. To be eligible to apply, writers should have at least one professionally produced work of at least 30 minutes in TV, radio, theatre or film.

To apply, submit an original spec script and a one-page pitch outlining a potential series for BBC 1, BBC 2 or BBC 3 Online.

The closing date to apply is 20 September.

For full details, see the website.

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