Tuesday, 2 October 2007

CACTUS TV NEED AMATEUR WRITERS

Just found this on t'interweb (I suspect my job is far too 'boring' to make for interesting TV but you might want to give it a go):

We make Richard & Judy for Channel 4 and as part of Channel 4’s Literacy week we are also making some specialist programmes. Four of these are for 3 Minute Wonders and we are looking for a selection of amateur writers to take part.

3 MINUTE WONDERS: THE STORY TRAIL (WORKING TITLE)

In the style of the parlour game ‘Consequences’, we will create four stories from scratch by asking writers, celebrities and children to write a paragraph each. We will follow each journey from start to finish. The story will be a complete and cohesive piece of work as contributors will read the story so far and add to it, incorporating their own style and personality.

Each of the four short films will be separate stories but with a similar format.

Each film with begin with a famous author starting the story off in their own style with an opening paragraph. Once the story has been on its journey it will arrive back with the author who will see what has happened to their idea, and will then finish the story off.

We are looking for some keen, amateur writers who have interesting day jobs to take on part of the story for us. We will film them reading and writing their contribution – which will be a short paragraph – and then pass the story on. We are looking for real characters who are enthusiastic and happy to appear on camera for a short moment.

Please contact Danielle Ellis ASAP if this sounds like something you are interested in outlining details of your occupation, age, location, preferred writing style/genre and whether you have ever been published. Filming will commence ASAP.
Contact email: danielle.ellis@cactustv.co.uk

1 comment:

KayJay said...

Thanks for the tip, Cally!

I've contacted them and they called me this afternoon. Dunno if it will come to anything, but it's fun (and a little scary) to give it a go.

Now, what we REALLY need to do is get published, get on Richard and Judy's book list and watch the sales mount up! One day, perhaps.