TV Drama Writers’ Festival 2013 Challenge – volunteer helpers needed!

blq-blocks_grey_alpha[1]TV Drama Writers’ Festival 2013 CHALLENGE!

The fourth TV Drama Writers’ Festival takes place on Wed 26th and Thurs 27th June in Leeds. It is the festival for professional television writers providing a unique opportunity to mix with writers who are at the top of their field alongside drama commissioners, controllers and producers. Led by writers for writers the 2013 festival will host an exciting mix of master-classes, conversations and debate and be chaired by Emma Frost (Shameless, Consuming Passions) and Jack Thorne (The Fades, Skins, This is England).

BBC Writers Room are looking for two event volunteers who are genuinely passionate about writers and drama, to come and work on the festival in June.
Successful applicants will work with BBC Writers Room staff to meet and greet delegates, look after guest speakers & speakers requirements during their master-class sessions, and generally be on hand to ensure the smooth running of the festival.

During the festival you will be able to sit in on a number of ‘open’ sessions and master-classes – a really unique opportunity, because in order to attend the festival you have to be a writer with a professional broadcast credit! In addition, we’d like to invite you to MediaCityUK in the autumn of 2013 to attend a Writers Room North master-class on screenwriting.

So if you can get yourself to Leeds and fancy escorting the likes of Kay Mellor (The Syndicate, A Passionate Woman) to her master-class or making sure Jimmy McGovern (The Street, Accused) is being looked after in the Green Room – and listening to some of the UK’s best and most prolific television writers talk about the way they write and what they feel about the industry, this is what you need to do!

1. Tell us about a TV drama writer that inspires you – why? (250 words max)
2. What organisational skills & experience can you offer Writers Room? (250 words max)
3. How do you think this opportunity would benefit you? (250 words max)

Applications must be submitted mediaclub@manchester.ac.uk by 5pm on Tuesday 30th April.
Please remember to put your name, the course you are studying and your place of study on your application – thank you.
Please also note that successful individuals will need to base themselves/travel to and from Leeds on the 26th and 27th June and fund their own expenses.

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