Updates from ScriptWorks
Updates from the BBC Studios ScriptWorks team.
BBC Studios announces Writers’ Academy 2022 line-up
BBC Studios has revealed the eight emerging TV writers who have secured a place in its prestigious Writers’ Academy course - the unique paid training programme to gain the skills needed to pen TV drama.
Many successful screenwriters cut their teeth at the Writers Academy, and the course has an impressive success rate. Its 70 alumni have contributed to nearly 5,000 episodes of broadcast TV, achieving numerous wins and nominations for the industry’s major awards. Since 2021, alumni have had 17 seasons of original TV drama series greenlit or recommissioned.
ScriptWorks x Writersroom host Dearbhla Walsh and Chris Chibnall
Special guests Dearbhla Walsh and Chris Chibnall joined us for a Q&A, attended by emerging writers from across ScriptWorks and Writersroom talent schemes. [READ MORE]
Writers' Academy's Emer Kenny secures second series of Karen Pirie
Emer Kenny has been commissioned to write a second series of ITV crime series, Karen Pirie, based on the novels by Val McDermid. [READ MORE]
A Thousand Stories winner pens original comedy for Disney+
Emma Moran, who attended the ScriptWorks screenwriting bootcamp as part of the A Thousand Stories competition, has made her screenwriting debut with Extraordinary on Disney+. [READ MORE]
Writers' Academy graduate creates new ITV drama Riches
Abby Ajayi's new original series follows the super-wealthy, super-successful Richards family. Following the death of business mogul Stephen Richards, his wife and children are faced with the return of his estranged American daughter and son in a ruthless succession battle. [READ MORE]
2022 Writers’ Academy Highlights
The 2022 Writers' Academy students have completed 13 weeks of training with John Yorke. Read some of the highlights of the course, including lectures from incredible industry guests. [READ MORE]
ScriptWorks 2022 Guest Lecture Series: A roundup
As part of this year’s Writers’ Academy, ScriptWorks welcomed a host of industry guests to talk about everything from showrunning to commissioning to structuring a hit series. [READ MORE]
ScriptWorks talks all things storytelling at In The Mix
ScriptWorks Development Producer, Suzy Cripps will be hosting a session at this year’s In The Mix – a collaboration with Black Creators Matter, BBC Studios Talentworks and Barbican Creative Learning. [READ MORE]
Emer Kenny adapts Karen Pirie for ITV
2011 Writers' Academy graduate Emer Kenny has adapted Val McDermid's novel Karen Pirie for ITV. Kenny serves as writer, executive producer and actress on the show, which airs in September. [READ MORE]
BBC Studios announces 2022 Writers’ Academy line-up
BBC Studios has revealed the eight emerging TV writers who have secured a place in its prestigious Writers’ Academy course - the unique paid training programme to gain the skills needed to pen TV drama. [READ MORE]
BBC Studios and Meta team up for new Creator Residencies
As part of the Meta-funded scheme, content creator Bea Dux will be placed with BBC ScriptWorks to develop a scripted comedy-drama pilot. [READ MORE]
2010 Writers’ Academy alumnus pens Kin for RTÉ
Peter McKenna's new Irish crime drama series, Kin, follows the family of a murdered boy as they embark on a gangland war with an international cartel. [READ MORE]
ScriptWorks relaunches the Writers’ Academy for 2020
BBC Studios ScriptWorks is relaunching the Writers' Academy – and this year all writers are eligible to apply, regardless of whether they have had a professional production. [READ MORE]
BBC Studios launches new training initiative for next generation of writing talent
BBC Studios’ Writers' Workshop is designed to give those already writing for TV the tools and support to develop their experience and hone their craft. [READ MORE]
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