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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
18, actor/writer. dont know what the smeg im doing! I write plays and need help in how to go about people reading them, getting them published. HELP HELP HELP
I met Berkoff once and he, among other peeps reckon my writting is solid. Anyone help me out?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    is that a no? PLEASE PEOPLE! i dont want to be one of these peeps that sit on their big bums all day watching Trisha! I need employment! The cure for daytimetelevision-syndrome!

    the perception of reality, is as perceptive as reality itself
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    My mate is a screenwriter, he sends his stuff to producers and all types of places. Useful addresses can be found in certain books (don't know which ones, Hollywood Directory or something) and also right here on the web. You'll have to find them, sorry. Hope this was any help at all.

    Oh yes... let's leave Trisha out of this!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm kinda confused....do you need ideas or something? lol.

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    nope, no ideas needed. Just need to know where to throw my stuff bin or BBC? lol

    the perception of reality, is as perceptive as reality itself
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hello
    OK I am no expert in this but I do have a few pointers...

    When sending your scripts either just send a letter with a blurb (a paragraph or two summing up the plot) or send the first chapter with a note that if they are interested they can ask to see more. By sending a shorter amount of text, laid out clearly, your script is more likely to be picked up than the big bulky scraps of paper others may have sent in.
    As for where to send them try: http://www.bbc.co.uk/talent/

    Another tip would be to contact various places and ask for their writer guidelines, these will explain how they like scripts to be laid out, who to send them too, etc etc.

    See here for an example: http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/guidelines/writing_tv_com/getstart_tv_com.shtml

    Advice from a scriptwriter: http://www.netribution.co.uk/features/interviews/2000/terence_doyle/1.html

    One fantastic book that every writer should have is:
    Writers' and Artists' Yearbook published by A & C Black, London.

    That's enough from me, really you could have found most of this yourself it took me one google search.

    Good Luck
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