Saturday, 18 October 2008

BBC Tony Doyle Bursary for New Writing

BBC Northern Ireland runs a bi-annual competition for writers new to TV.

Deadline - 30 November 2008

The bursary is open to new writers wanting to start a career in television and aims to assist and encourage the development of new writing talent for television and to forge creative links between broadcasters and writers throughout Ireland.

Four chosen finalists will take part in a residential seminar where they will undergo intensive, structured, script sessions with members of BBC Northern Ireland Drama's development team and top script writers and producers.

The overall winner will receive a cash prize of £2,000, and along with the other three finalists will be invited to a residential seminar run by the BBC Northern Ireland Drama Department. practitioners - producers, directors, actors and fellow writers.

1 comment:

Emerging Writer said...

The winner of this year's Tony Doyle Bursary for New Writing, which was supported by the BBC writersroom, is Martin McNamara for his screenplay Sworn Virgin. The runners up were Stacey Gregg, Alan Blythe and Deirdre Kinahan.