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Tony Doyle New Writers' Bursary

Northern Ireland
United Kingdom

BBC Northern Ireland Drama, Broadcasting House, Ormeau Avenue, Belfast BT2 8HQ

Phone 02890 338497

Fax 02890 338408

Contacts: Diedre Cartmill, Stephen Wright

The aim of the bursary is to encourage Irish writers to write for television -- the medium in which Tony Doyle had his greatest successes. Its aim is to encourage writing for television, to inform writers of the opportunities that television affords and to nurture long-term creative links between all broadcasters and writers in Ireland. Writers must have an Irish background. The writer must not have had a drama in English previously produced for television. Final entry date is usually 31 January each year (opens in October). Previous winners: Bill Murphy (2001), Brian Dungan (2002). The winner receives a cash prize of £2000. The finalists are invited to a residential seminar to introduce them to the world of television drama through a series of intensive sessions with the BBC Drama Development Team and experienced practitioners. Two typed copies should be submitted. Only one entry accepted per person. Entries must be in English. Contact the department and ask for criteria as these may change annually.


Last updated: 
21 May 2012 - 11:50pm

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