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Writers Write!

624RTÉ and Northern Ireland Screen are looking for writers for online dramas and comedies. Check out this link from the BBC Writing Room website.

RTÉ and Northern Ireland Screen are seeking submissions from writers and producers to develop five new, original online dramas for the new season of Storyland.

Writers from the worlds of television, film, theatre, literature, documentary and journalism are sought, whether or not they have previously written for film or TV.

And there’s more good news for writers! In a change to previous years, the writer will be at the centre of the drama. RTÉ and Northern Ireland Screen will commission five scripts and work closely with the writers and producers on their development. Once the scripts are ready for pre-production, directors will be contracted. In total, five single dramas of up to 20 minutes duration – and each with a budget of €30,000 – will be commissioned and shown both nationally and internationally on RTÉ Player.

Want to find out more? There’s an explanatory open day in Dublin on Wednesday, 21st September and another in Belfast on Thursday, 22nd September. (Further details below).

The closing point for Storyland submissions is noon on Thursday, October 13th, 2016 (Irish Standard Time).

It’s essential you establish exactly what the organisers require and you can get the necessary information plus details about how to apply at the official Storyland website.

About The Author

Born to Teachers and Amateur Audio Enthusiasts in the small rural community of Belwood, Jack's first love was stories- writing, reading, telling, and singing. He developed his acting skills through High School, University, and through film and community theatre. Jack writes the lion's share of Electric Vicuna's Audio Drama scripts and has his own writing site at He's thrilled to co-host the Sonic Society with his wonderful, talented, friend David Ault!


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