The BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum is a platform for aspiring screenwriters to have their work performed and a fantastic opportunity to take their writing career to the next level.
Each year, the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum holds several calls for film and television script extract submissions. The selected extracts are then performed by a professional cast to an audience of producers, development executives, directors, actors and literary agents. In recent years, winning finalists have seen their work performed at the New York Television Festival and the Edinburgh Television Festival.
The benefits to a writer, new or seasoned, are multiple: hearing their work read by professional actors; a development focused discussion generated by the readings; exposure to and advice from experienced industry members; feedback from an audience and an invaluable method to test out new concepts and material. Visit the Rocliffe website for more.
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22 June 2015
BAFTA and Rocliffe have announced the panel for the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum focused on Children’s Film and Television, supported by The London Book Fair.
22 June 2015
Applications are now open for the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum showcase
15 May 2015
BAFTA and Rocliffe have announced the panel for the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum focused on Comedy.
27 March 2015
BAFTA is currently searching for emerging British comedy writers to take part in our 2015 Rocliffe showcase at the New York Television Festival.
10 February 2015
BAFTA and Rocliffe have announced the panel for the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum focused on Television Drama.
20 January 2015
BAFTA and Rocliffe are calling for scripts for the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing forum focused on Television Drama.
17 November 2014
2011 Rocliffe comedy writing duo Peter Bowden and Thom Phipps have written a new BBC comedy starring Kayvan Novak.
13 October 2014
Stephanie Laing, producer and director of Veep, will chair the event.
1 October 2014
Following a nationwide search to identify emerging talent in film and television writing for children, Alison Down has been chosen.