Script Development Award
The Bridge Awards, in association with Skriva Writing School, is offering a Scottish screenwriter the opportunity to have their completed film script read and appraised by screenwriter and producer Douglas Dougan. The winner will receive an intensive script development session with Douglas. This can be in the form of written feedback, via Skype or face to face (depending on geographical location). Douglas Dougan is a screenwriter and producer based in Edinburgh. He began his career writing for series television at the BBC, Channel Five and ITV. In 2006 he set up his own film production company and has produced, amongst others, the BAFTA award-winning ‘Run, Tony, Run!’ and ‘Mono’, runner up in the BBC Three Film Award. Douglas also works as a script editor and script consultant on UK film and television productions and is a scriptwriting mentor for the Scottish Book Trust’s writer development programme. He set-up the screenwriting programme at The University of Edinburgh and has taught there since 2003. He has also delivered education programmes for Creative Scotland, Education Scotland, Stevenson College, and is currently Lead Practitioner for Moving Image Education in Scotland. Douglas helped set up Skriva Writing School is 2012 and is lead tutor on the screenwriting programme.
How to enter: To enter, please submit the following as two separate e-mail attachments: 1) A cover sheet detailing your name, full contact details and the title of your screenplay. (doc or docx) 2) A PDF document containing the first ten pages of your screenplay and a short statement (Max 1 page A4) outlining your experience, your film script idea and why you think you would benefit from this award. Only writers living in Scotland are eligible. All entries should be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org The deadline for entries is Friday 13 May 2016.
More details here: http://www.thebridgeawards.co.uk/