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Radio Play Commissions for Disabled Writers, Birds of Paradise
Deadline: Sun 22 Nov 2020
As part of the Something to Say | Rudeigin ri Ràdh opportunity for disabled and Gaelic writers based in Scotland from Birds of Paradise and Theatre Gu Leòr, we are very pleased to announce the details of the Birds of Paradise commissioning strand of this opportunity.

Working with independent community Edinburgh radio station, EH-FM, as a broadcast partner, we will commission three disabled writers to each write a brand new 15 minute radio play (monologue or duologue only) for broadcast on EH-FM.

Writing: As this is a commission, you will be expected to write this play without any support. We have requested a draft submission at which point we will offer feedback.

Production: Once the finished script has been submitted, BOP will be responsible for producing the script into a finished radio play. While we will be happy to involve the writer in this process, we reserve the right to have the final say on specific production elements including direction and casting.

Fee: For each 15 minute play we will pay the writer a fee of £1010.00 – this is in line with BBC rate for radio drama of £67.23 per minute for beginner writers.

Broadcast: The finished plays will be broadcast on EH-FM (date tbc) and will be available on their website for twelve months from the broadcast date.

The finished plays will also be made available through the BOP podcast channel ‘BOP on the Wire’, available on various podcast platforms and hosted on our website. We will retain the right to continue to host the radio plays on our website in perpetuity. All rights remain with the writer.

For more information, including how to apply, please visit our website

Deadline: midnight, Sunday 22 November 2020 at 23:55.

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