Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

World of Work

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

World of Work

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Horror of horrors - there's a new prize

A NEW screenwriting competition aims to tap into hidden British talent with a penchant for horror movies.

Launched by Golconda Films in association with scriptdevelopment organisation The Script Factory, the competition is open to anyone who has never had a feature film script sold or optioned. Entrants must submit their horror scripts before 17 March. One winner will receive a [pounds sterling]1,000 advance.

Entries will be judged by a panel to include actor James D'Arcy. For more information and to enter, visit www. competition.

And if you still want to get into television ...

IT'S TOUGH in TV land where most first-jobbers earn only [pounds sterling]12,000 pa and where permanent contracts are extremely rare.

Research by Television and Young People (TVYP), part of the annual Edinburgh TV festival, shows that 12 per cent of TV crews worked for at least six months unpaid at the start of their careers. Anyone aged 18-21, and still keen to get into television, should consider applying for a place at this year's TV festival to be held in August. Participants will be able to mingle with, and learn from, some of the TV industry's leading players. …

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