So, now I've set my sights on Channel 4's excellent Screenwriting Course 2013.
The Beeb offer a vague 'in' to new writers, via the Writer's Room, but that's a bit of a scatter gun approach, with referrals to third parties - as the Beeb no longer makes its own programs.
Channel 4's program is smaller, with 12 writers selected annually, but the results are a million miles apart. Don't get me wrong, I will submit to the Writer's Room again, aiming for attrition with my persistence, but Channel 4's writers course (http://www.script-consultant.co.uk/channel-4-script-submit/) is a fantastic and real introduction into the industry.
Unfortunately, I have to submit either Collider or Red Star, as they are the only 2 pieces I'm happy with. Collider isn't right for Channel 4 at all, but Red Star is still with Raindance for review! Bollocks!
Oh well, I've entered Red Star for their consideration, hoping that it isn't as far off the mark as Collider was before its critique. AND I'm not entirely sure it maps to their programming schedule, but hey, it's another step in the right direction. Park it there anyway and put it to the back of my mind.
Next, Sequestration Manor has to be back in my thoughts - the Blue Cat competition offers 2 reviews of submitted scripts, which at $70 is dead cheap. I've a week for that so I'll concentrate of polishing it on my own, then I might enter to Blue Cat just for their feedback. I've realised that I can only go so far on my own, before I need someone to kick my b
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