The BBC Studios Writers’ Academy is a world leading training scheme for screenwriters.
It’s a one-stop-shop for writing talent at all levels, from unrepresented writers looking for their first writing credit, to writers who are working on developing their own original series.
Through expertise and industry collaboration, ScriptWorks provides the writing community with a unique opportunity to gain the skills needed to forge a successful writing career, and to tell stories which reflect the diversity and creativity of the UK.
More information about ScriptWorks’ schemes, initiatives, and competitions can be found on the Opportunities page.
Writers trained on our schemes have written for following shows...
How To Get Away with Murder, The Man in the High Castle, Killing Eve, The Last Kingdom, Call The Midwife, Doctor Who, Death in Paradise, Waterloo Road, Law & Order UK, New, Tricks, Lewis, The Dumping Ground, The Worst Witch, Hetty Feather, Riviera, Versailles, The Crown, Wizards vs. Aliens
Missing, Grantchester, Humans, The Dumping Ground, Shameless, Father Brown, Hollyoaks, Ripper Street, Dickensian, Sanditon, Vera, DCI Banks, Red Rock, Shakespeare & Hathaway, Ackley Bridge, Casualty, EastEnders, Holby City, River City, Doctors, Dani’s Castle, Harlots, Jamie Johnson
And have created these much-loved original series…
The Irregulars, Malory Towers, Father Brown, Deadwater Fell, The Cut, 32 Brinkham Street, The Coroner, Watership Down, My Mad Fat Diary, The Moonstone, The Victim, Killed by my Debt, Red Rock, Shakespeare & Hathaway.
New and emerging writers, we want to hear from you!We’re looking to hear from new or emerging writers about events where their work is being showcased. If you have a play, rehearsed reading, showcase, or similar event that you’d like a member of the ScriptWorks team to attend, please send details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that we receive a high volume of requests and sadly there is no guarantee that we’ll be able to get back to you.