21 Feb – Two Weddings by Gary Thomas

At the next ScriptTank meeting, we will hear Two Weddings, a TV pilot by Katharine Way.
Sharon and Dave are the most competitive brother and sister ever. A couple of months before Sharon is to marry Gareth, their Nan, who has always sorted them out, drops dead. And dear old gran has £4 million in her will which no one knew about, and leaves it to ‘The happy couple’ but doesn’t name them. As Dave proposes to his boyfriend, but Nan has left a series of tasks designed to make brother and sister get along. But will it all end in tears?
Two Weddings is a pilot for a half-hour TV comedy.

As this is a 30-minute script, we may also hear another short script by Gary, if time allows.

The studio will be open from 7pm, but the reading will start at 7.30pm so the room can be set up.

If you’d like to bring guests to this reading, please let Katharine and Richard know.

25 May – Together Forever by Ron Fernee

For ScriptTank’s next meeting on 25 May we have Ron Fernee’s stage play Together Forever – a comedy-drama with a supernatural twist.

Nick and Nancy’s future looks set. They have good careers, a happy home and a baby on the way. Then, out of the blue, Nancy’s parents turn up to stay. But it’s more complicated than that – they’re ghosts! Inadvertently, Nick has developed a smartphone app that summons ghosts, and he can’t send them back. Suddenly, Nancy’s dysfunctional past comes back to haunt her, threatening to ruin her new happiness.

The evening starts at 6:45 for a 7pm start at the Blue Posts pub, Rupert Street. The nearest tubes are Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus.

If you are interested in joining ScriptTank, please contact us. If you are a current member, please remember you will need to attend at least two readings during this spring-summer season to have a script read during the autumn/winter 2016 season.

We’re looking forward to seeing friends old and new next week.

Bafta Rocliffe 2015 script call submission deadlines announced


Rocliffe has announced the submission deadlines for this year’s New Writing Forum series and the New Comedy Showcase.

Writers are asked to submit 10-page extracts from TV drama or children’s programming, or a film scripts. Selected scripts receive rehearsed readings at Bafta ‘s HQ in London. But the New Comedy Showcase prize includes a trip to New York, to attend the script’s reading there.

The final deadlines are:

TV drama – 28 Feb 2015

Writing for Children –26 Jul 2015

New Comedy Showcase (sitcom/sketch scripts) – 19 May

Film – 12 September 2015

Full submission details, including costs and prizes, are available on the Rocliffe website.

ScriptTank members who would like to give their script a test at next week’s Shorts Night, or during the Spring season, should contact Katharine Way.