Just got an email from the BBC writersroom, confirming receipt of the script I submitted for it Sharps opportunity. Entries have now closed, with close to 600 screenplays about 'the nation's health' submitted. From these twenty people will be chosen and invited to attend a one-day workshop in London at the end of this month. [Eight of them will be asked back for a week-long residence at the end of July, the lucky devils.]
I've no idea if my script does itself justice, whether it'll stand out among so many or if it'll intrigue the reading team enough to get me an invitation to London. Numerically speaking, I've got a one in thirty chance of making the cut, but the chosen few are picked on merit, not at random. Whatever the outcome, I've got a script that makes a strong addition to my portfolio and I enjoyed writing something entirely from my own imagination.
I'll keep you posted on whether The Woman Who Screamed Butterflies makes the cut. Best of luck to everyone who submitted to Sharps - may the best scripts win.