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.
We are now accepting submissions for the BAFTA Rocliffe New Comedy Showcase at the New York Television Festival.
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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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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.
10 September 2014
BAFTA have announced the finalists of the first ever BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum focussed on children’s media.
6 August 2014
BAFTA and Rocliffe have announced the winners of a nationwide competition to find the UK’s most promising comedy writers without a television commission.
30 June 2014
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