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Published on April 1st, 2014 | by Philip Bates

Get Your Script Seen by Doctor Who Producer!

Fancy your work being judged by Nikki Wilson, producer of Doctor Who Series 8? Well, you’re in luck.

The Screenwriting Goldmine Awards is looking for new, talented screenwriters to impress a host of 24 industry professionals on the judging panel – but you’ve got to be fast because the absolute latest submission date is Thursday 8th May. In fact, the standard deadline has already passed. It does cost, but it may just be worth it; the awards give you potential access to some very influential people in the TV biz. Aside from cash prizes, some will also win the chance to have meetings with a range of people, including Roberto Troni, commissioning editor for Channel 4 Drama; Literary agent for Sayle Screen, Matthew Bates; and producer, Steve Matthews. If you’re in the top 5 finalists, you get to pick whichever person you think will help most with your writing.

The finalists will be announced across September and October, and the overall winner on 30th October.

Basically, you have to send them 45-120 pages of script, pay a fee, and twiddle your thumbs for a bit. Well, okay, so there are more rules than that, but they’re obvious ones, like: don’t rewrite Dickens, it’s got to be written in English (no translations), and you’ve got to be over 18.

It’s a very cool opportunity, folks.

Phil Gladwin, organiser and writer of The Sarah Jane Adventures’ Warriors of Kudlak, says:

“It’s a pretty exciting prospect to consider that each of these judges is guaranteed to read every single one of the short-listed scripts. Trust me, that’s the sort of access to pure power that can change your life.”

Find out more at the awards’ official site. Oh, and good luck!


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When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything.

7 Responses to Get Your Script Seen by Doctor Who Producer!

  1. avatar lozzer says:

    Thanks for this post. Script entered. Finger and toes crossed.

  2. … sigh. this is an April 1st thing, isn’t it? O.o

    • avatar Philip Bates says:

      Nope – genuine! :D

  3. avatar TonyS says:

    That’s what I thought tempusdominus10. But the link does go to a screen writers’ site. It might actually be genuine…

    • oh man. Why does this stuff always happen when my brain no worky?

  4. avatar simon magellan says:

    This is a very well known screenwriting competition (at least if you have serious screenwriting ambitions) and well established. I would warn any one thinking about entering that this isn’t the kind of competition to send your DW fan scripts to!

    • avatar Philip Bates says:

      Nope – very true! One of the rules states that you can’t enter a script for an established TV show.

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