Wednesday, January 11, 2006


Maura over at Splinister blog flags up an opportunity at The London Film School. It’s in the post dated 10th Jan 2006. (I’m afraid to ask what ‘Splinister’ means in case I’m showing up my ignorance of key Irish phrase words but I admit, I don’t know what it means).

“Scriptunities” is a web based database which contains pages of contacts, competitions and opportunities aimed at UK and Irish scriptwriters. You can browse the online list or download a pdf thing at their website.

And this from Shooting People’s Screenwriter’s bulletin today:

“Open Eye Productions is currently inviting new and established screenwriters to send in their ideas for British Based Features Films.

The Project:
Open Eye are keen to throw the door open for writers of all ages and experience. For the successful applicant this is the opportunity to work closely with the Development Team and Producers to package and fast-track your project for Independent Film Production.

We are specifically looking for films for production within the UK. We will consider any genre though we are keen to source a Romantic Comedy.

Submitted material must be original to the applicant and cannot be based on pre-existing works such as novels, comics or stage plays.

Applicants must have a full length screenplay draft available with an estimated duration of 75-100 minutes. However due to the number of submissions, no scripts will be accepted or assessed at this stage. Instead we would like a brief summary of the project.

Each applicant must submit the following:
1. 40 Word Synopsis
2. 40 Words describing a central character

Please send via email to, or post to:

Development, Open Eye Productions Ltd, 4th Floor, 47 Dean Street, London W1D 5BE (Please include an email address in your contact information. Any submitted material via post is non-returnable.)

Deadline for Submissions: Monday 13th March 2006

Successful applicants will be contacted by the Development Team via email, and will then be required to send in a complete screenplay draft of their project and a CV.

Further details about Open Eye Productions can be found on our website or by emailing the Development Team at

The Legal Bit:
We acknowledge all writers' legal rights and submissions are read in strictest confidence. However, due to the volume of submissions, similarities in subject matter may occur between different writers. Open Eye therefore cannot be held liable if material similar to yours is received from another source and is subsequently commissioned or produced.“

And the deadline for Marchmont Films’ script competition is fast approaching - 31st January 2006 - so if you’ve got something ready, check it out.


Maura said...

Hey Danny, don't worry, you're not the only who doesn't know what Splinister means. :) It's not an obscure Irish phrase, but a term that has a funny genesis and meaning only for me.

Thanks for the pointer to Scriptunities!

The Moviequill said...

I tagged you for the Screenwriter Meme floating around amongst us