Hollyoaks to offer an entire episode to a new writer
From Holler PR:
Channel 4 today announces that as part of the upcoming New Talent Month, viewers will be offered the opportunity to write an entire episode of hit teen drama Hollyoaks. For the very first time, aspiring writers have the chance to put words into the mouths of the Hollyoaks cast and see their work come to life on screen. The competition is designed to seek out the most promising new drama writing talent in the UK.
Entrants are tasked with scripting four scenes based on an old storyline and from these a winner will be selected. They will be given exclusive access to future Hollyoaks storylines, get commissioned to write a full show and work with the production team to get their script on air.
Channel 4's New Talent Month, will give at least one gifted newcomer the opportunity to make their TV debut on each of the 31 days in August this year. It will feature promising newcomers, all pursuing their creative ambitions both in front of and behind the TV cameras, showcasing their gifts on several specially-commissioned series as well as a range of the channel's regular programming, where they will be invited to join the existing production or presenting team. Digital channels E4 and More4 and Channel4.com will also contribute to the season.
Full details are available at www.channel4.com/hollyoaks and www.channel4.com/entertainment/tv/microsites/H/hollyoaks/competitions/script/index.html