Entries are being accepted to the fifth annual Screenwriting Goldmine Awards, with an extended deadline of 31st January 2017.
The Screenwriting Goldmine Awards help talented British writers develop the right skills and contacts needed to break into the industry. The screenplays can be in film, TV drama or pilot in any genre.
The competition allows talented writers to have their screenplays read by over 33 leading industry professionals from the likes of the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and HBO.
Entries should be submitted via the website at www.awards.screenwritinggoldmine.com.
Five finalists will have their screenplays read by each judge on the panel and win meetings with three industry judges.
Judges include Lindsay Salt, head of development at Sky Drama; David Hancock, script executive at Left Bank Pictures; Oliver Kent, executive producer for Holby City and Casualty at BBC Drama; and Nick Barron, literary agent at The Writers’ Company.
The competition allows entrants scripts to be seen by those at a senior level in the industry and gives a level of access that it can take years to achieve going through the usual routes.
Gladwin said: "Some of the biggest TV companies in the world are taking part. Each of our judges is guaranteed to read every single one of the short-listed scripts and those writers will get to meet them. This is the real magic of the contest – it sweeps away years of knocking on doors by directly connecting writers to the power brokers.”
The competition is only open to Open Door subscribers but the first entry is free. For more information on how to subscribe, go to www.awards.screenwritinggoldmine.com/deadlines-and-dates.