From BBC Writersroom: BBC Birmingham is searching for exceptional new and emerging writers from the Midlands who want to write drama for television.
This new talent search, Heartlands, will provide industry training and development opportunities with experienced producers. A shortlist will be invited to a masterclass day. Selected writers will then be chosen to take part in an intensive three-day mini-academy, and/or receive mentoring on their original script from an established writer.
To apply, you need to send a calling card script - an original drama for TV, film, radio or theatre of at least 30 pages in length and a one page idea for an original TV drama (series, serial or single).
You can find full details here. Submission deadline is 9th December 2011. Applicants should be resident in the Heartlands (defined by the BBC as: Shropshire, Staffordshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire).