On Thursday 29th November 2012, BBC Scotland Drama in conjunction with BBC writersroom and Creative Scotland launch The Frank Deasy Award 2012-2013: a prestigious and exciting new writing opportunity for Scottish writers or writers living in Scotland.
To celebrate the launch, we’re inviting you to an Open Q&A with the judges, Zinnie Harris (writer), Douglas Henshall (Actor), Kate Rowland (BBC Creative Director, New Writing & Head of writersroom), Christopher Aird (Head of Drama, BBC Scotland), and Laura Mackenzie Stuart (Portfolio Manager, Creative Scotland) at Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh.
If you would like the opportunity to be awarded £5,000, be a Writer in Residence at BBC Scotland, develop original ideas for BBC1, and get one of your pieces commissioned as a script on the BBC Scotland Drama development slate, then come along on 29th Nov to find out more.
The award is open to Scottish writers or writers living in Scotland with at least one professional commission or engagement in TV, theatre, radio or film. This opportunity is not open to writers who have previously created a network TV drama of 60 minutes or more in length. The residency is aimed at working writers who now wish to develop and write an original British drama series or serial for BBC1.
Drinks & nibbles will be served in the bar after the event.
Tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
This is a highly popular event and tickets are limited, therefore your attendance is of upmost importance. If you book a ticket and aren’t able to attend please let us know in good time so we are able to allocate your ticket to someone on the waiting list.