Monday, 11 February 2013

A couple of juicy opportunities

Employer: BBC
Location: London - Broadcasting House
Duration: Attachment/Fixed Term

With over 350 hours of in-house output a year, BBC Drama Production is making some of the most original, diverse and highly acclaimed television. These range from continuing drama such as Casualty, EastEnders, Holby City, and Doctors to series and serials such as Silent Witness, Luther and Silk, to name just a few!


Reporting to the Head of Talent Management in the first instance, you will work in close conjunction with the Producers to provide editorial and research support to the development team. You’ll be advising on all script matters connected with all stages of the production from the initial ideas stage, to amendments and to the shooting of the script. Generating creative ideas as well as long term story ideas, you will work with the production teams representing the writers’ interests, ensuring their consent to script changes as well as ensuring the scripts are editorially correct and carrying out the necessary checks.

Where necessary you’ll be restructuring and generating new storylines within your script as well as turning around creative drafts in short spaces of time. You’ll be expected to take steps to identify and encourage new writing talent and to maintain an up-to-date awareness of emerging talent.


People working within Drama Production are a talented, experienced and creative bunch. To join them it’s really important you have knowledge and understanding of new writers, copyright law, writer’s guild agreements, script sources and know the potential of emerging talent.

To be successful you will have substantial script-editing experience and a keen interesting popular entertainment, in particular drama.

You will have excellent communication, relationship building, team working and creative skills.

Drama production can involve long and unpredictable work patterns and pressure to meet tight schedules so you will need to have a flexible approach to their working day.

You can apply for this role and learn about how we do things at the BBC, by visiting

Alternatively, please call 0370 333 1330. Textphone 02890 328 478.

Apply to: BBC Recruitment

2. BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum
2013 Spring Call for Submissions

The format remains the same: three ten-minute script extracts will be selected from applications sent from emerging writing talent all over the country, which are performed by professional actors in front of a live audience and critiqued by a high profile industry guest from the television drama world. The event takes place on 13 May at BAFTA headquarters, 195 Piccadilly in London.

Early Bird Closing Date for submissions on 22 February 2013.

Final Closing Date will be 18 March 2013.

Full details of how to apply can be found on

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