Looking for great new screenwriters

The five finalists for the 2017-18 season have been announced.

Read all about it here.

Many thanks for your interest!

We support talented UK writers, from absolute beginners to those selling their first screenplays. By helping them develop the right skills and contacts, we help new writers to break through – so that individuals can succeed and the industry can thrive.

By entering our screenplay competition, you could:

  • Have your work read by 40 leading industry professionals from places like the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, and a number of literary agents
  • Meet with three industry figures to talk about kick-starting your career

The Screenwriting Goldmine Screenplay Contest goes from strength to strength. Now in its sixth year it offers writers a unique opportunity to have their work read by a wide cross section of the TV and Film industry. Having judged it two years running, I am looking forward to coming back again as the diversity of work submitted is a pleasure to read.

Julie Gardner MBE, co-founder Bad Wolf

We have an extraordinary judging panel, full of senior figures in the British TV industry, who all sign up to the judging panel because they have a serious interest in finding and helping develop new writers.

From writing for Casualty, having their single drama scripts optioned, even writing for major international TV co-productions, many of our previous finalists have gone on to find representation and get work in the industry.

That’s due, of course to their great talent – but it’s also due to the massive exposure the winning scripts get at a very senior level of the industry. This gives you a level of access that it can take years to achieve going through the usual routes. It’s no exaggeration to say that even top literary agents would struggle to get a script read by so many significant figures in the same short time frame.

Interested? Then have a look through this site, and think about entering. You could become one of the many people who have started their careers with Screenwriting Goldmine.

Your first step is to find out more about what we do and who is involved.

Winning Screenwriting Goldmine has been a real door-opener – I’ve had two offers of representation from agents and have been invited to meetings with various production companies to discuss my ideas. Not to mention the thoughtful and generous advice along the way which has been massively helpful as I plot my next steps.

James Walker, Winner, 2016-17

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