10 November, 2008
"Are you an aspiring young writer (18-23) looking for your first break? Would you like to be able to call yourself a Skins writer? Well you’ve come to the right place because we’re giving someone that amazing opportunity!
We’re giving one talented person the opportunity to lead writing a Skins mini episode featuring some of the Skins 3 cast, which will be screened online (and possibly on TV) in summer 2009.
Don’t worry if you’re a little overwhelmed , we will be there to support you every step of the way. If you’ve got what it takes, we’ll make sure you’re given all of the support you need, like we do with all of our writers.
The winner will join the Skins Writer’s room, which is the place where the Skins writers thrash out their ideas and the creative process takes place for each Skins episode that makes it onto the screen. This will give you an opportunity to fine tune your skills, get some vital experience and contribute to Skins in a unique way. You will also visit the Skins set for one day of filming of series 3 and will be on set to witness the mini episode being filmed.
What do I need to do?
Write a short comedy-drama which: * Is a maximum 1600 words * Doesn’t use any existing Skins characters in the scripts. * Contains a minimum of 3 new characters * Uses a maximum of 5 locations Send your finished script with your name, address and age to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What will you be looking for?
A good sense of structure and comedy, appreciation of story, believable dialogue, complete characters and passionate storytelling. "
Closing date: 6pm on 9 December 2008