Some very important dates for your diary:
First off, the BBC Writers Room have opened a window of opportunity for anyone to submit unsolicited scripts. It’s called The Writers Room.
They’ve changed from a rolling submissions system to one with specific windows when they will accept writers’ work so you need to get your script in before that window closes. It is notoriously hard to get unsolicited scripts seen by TV professionals with the power to commission!
The Script Room New Year 2013 window will be open for submissions from February 14th 2013 until 5pm on March 28th 2013.
All details here: The Writers Room
Development & Creativity
Secondly, The Royal Television Society have a great workshop lined up on the evening of February 20th with speakers Stephen Lambert, chair of All3 Media and Tim Cunningham, executive Producer at Princess Productions – these are both key players in the broadcast business. And it’s FREE.
Stephen Lambert shares the stories behind the development of some of the major series on UK TV today including Wife Swap, Faking it and Undercover Boss, and Tim Cunningham, EP at Princess Productions, will run a hands-on experience of techniques in brainstorming.
The session will also cover researching the current market, knowing what commissioners want, and how to pull together the perfect pitch. It is being held at ITV studios on the Southbank in London.
What techniques do the indies use to generate new programme ideas? Where can you find information about which commissioner wants what? How do you write up a programme proposal? Do the broadcasters only want big formats rather than one-offs? Tim and Stephen will guide you through the maze that is the world of creativity.