Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Checking in with some opportunities news

Things have been busy. Like, really busy. And I apologise for not blogging a bit more regularly. Normal service will hopefully be resumed soon. But in the meantime here some new competitions and opportunities I recently heard about:

Courtesy of Hayley McKenzie, check out a new short script fund for UK Screenwriters.

Not new but courtesy of Screendaily, more information about Industrial Scripts and their Talent Connector programme.

Courtesy of Bang2Write, Bafta Rocliffe Forum has been asked if we know of writers with a short film script that would suit Arabic sensibilities for a Dubai director - got something? Email us

And, a director has contacted Rocliffe looking for a short script led by a strong, female character. Email outline to

Finally, courtesy of Phill Barron, another Circalit short script competition. The deadline for entries is 10th September 2011. Scripts should be no more than 5 pages in length.

That's all for now folks.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Sixty Second Stories

Sixty Second Stories is a global survey of cinematic storytelling from a new generation of filmmakers. Emerging filmmakers from all over the world are being asked to produce Sixty Second Stories - the best ninety stories will become a feature film. The feature will premiere at the 2012 Berlinale, before playing festivals around the world.

Deadline: 3rd October 2011

To find out more, download an entry form and preview some of the other films submitted so far, visit the Sixty Second Stories website.

Monday, 4 July 2011

Graduate Trainee Scheme for Junior Script Editor

These sorts of jobs very rarely get advertised so it sounds a bit awesome for a new graduate:

Leading UK drama indie Mammoth Screen ( is introducing a Graduate Trainee Scheme for Junior Script Editors. The successful applicant must have graduated in 2010 or 2011, and will be offered a year’s contract (from September) at Mammoth’s London office, working on a wide variety of projects in development and production. We are looking for a hard working team player with an incisive mind, good imagination and a genuine passion for storytelling. Please write a 1500-word critique of a British terrestrial TV drama which has transmitted in the last month, telling us what you liked and didn’t like about it, and giving constructive suggestions as to how the script could have been improved. Please send your applications to - Deadline 18th July.