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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Wanted - Bollywood Superstar Writer

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NOTE: there are no geographic restrictions on who may enter, but the winner must be available for meetings in Bradford, UK with the director to discuss the script and be able to complete any rewrites required for performance.

Fancy winning £1,000 in our playwriting competition?

To celebrate 100 years of Indian Cinema, Freedom Studios and Bradford UNESCO City of Film are looking for a script for a 10-minute play that recreates the magic of Bollywood to be performed live in the heart of Bradford.

That’s where you come in. We’re looking for a talented writer to bring Bollywood to Bradford.  Do you have what it takes to write a slice of Bollywood? Can you transport us into a world of excitement, escapism and entertainment? The theme is up to you. Love, loss, hate, comedy or tragedy. Anything goes as long as it has that Bollywood spirit.

One more thing, Bollywood is all about glitz and glamour so we’re giving 82,585 rupees * to the lucky winner or if you prefer £1,000! Currency Converter

The winning entry will be performed live in Bradford in either outdoor or indoor venues for family audiences to enjoy in August 2013. It’s up to you what you write about and even what language it’s in (as long as it entertains the audience).

  • Make sure it’s 10 minutes long with a maximum of 3 characters.
  • No sets, but costumes and music encouraged.
  • Only one script entry per person and remember it’s for live performance rather than film.
  • All submitted scripts must be original and have not been previously performed professionally.
  • The lucky winner must be available for meetings in Bradford with the director to discuss the script and be able to complete any rewrites required for performance.
  • The winner must be willing to take part in publicity events organised by Freedom Studios.
  • The winning script will be announced on the website on 18th June 2013.

For a full list of terms and conditions, see here Freedom Studios T&C.

Download and complete entry form. Bollywood writer application form (MS Word format)

To enter, please complete an entry form and send together with your script to hello@freedomstudios.co.uk.

Alternatively send the entry form and script in the post to
Freedom Studios,
The Design Exchange,
34 Peckover Street,
Little Germany, Bradford, BD1 5BD.

Deadline: May 31, 2013

Please note scripts will not be returned unless a stamped self-addressed envelope is included.

Freedom Studios is committed to promoting intercultural theatre practice and welcomes applications from a diverse range of artists from all backgrounds.

So what are you waiting for? Bollywood needs you!

Freedom Studios are working in association with Bradford UNESCO City of Film on this project who will be documenting the making of the live performance.

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