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Is this the future of playwriting? David Monteith-Hodge The fund, announced last Spring, used an advisory board of established playwrights, directors and actors, including Annette Bening, Tom Stoppard and New York Public Theater artistic director Oskar Eustisto select the first batch of recipients.
Each writer lands a commission for a one or two-person play and is granted resources to help them write it. Audible will then produce the plays as audio dramas and make them available to buy, download and listen to, wherever and whenever, from its online store sometime next year.
In addition to commissioning new works, Audible has announced that this new fund will also focus on distributing live recordings of plays already in production.
Over the last decade, it has exploded into a multi-billion-dollar industry and the race to dominate it is hotting up day by day.
Ava Geyer is a second-year MFA Playwriting student. Awards and commissions from Princeton University include the Francis LeMoyne Page Award, an Alex Adams commission and the Stanley J. Seeger Fellowship. Fondly known as 'CNS', the school is an academy and sixth form on Eaton Road in the cathedral city of Norwich with easy access from the A11 and the A The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting has supported the development and productions of a significant number of playwrights since its inception in Open to writers in the UK and Ireland aged 16 and over, so far there have been 28 winning playwrights who have been awarded a total of £,
Google has just introduced audiobooks to its online store. This fund could be the beginning of something much bigger. Chief executive Don Katz has spoken of his determination to usher in a new golden age of audio drama and five million dollars goes a long, long way in this sphere.
One only has to look at the explosive growth of podcasts in recent years to understand how rapidly these ideas can catch fire. Ten years ago, podcasts were an under-explored niche. Continues… 5 things you need to know about Audible 1.
It has more thanaudiobooks available, either by individual purchase or through a subscription. According to Audible, more than one billion hours of content was downloaded from its store in Yes, Audible works with a lot of big names — its A-list audiobook collection is read by a host of Hollywood stars — but it also provides plenty of work for jobbing actors.
Katz even reckons his company is the single largest employer of actors in New York.
If these new audio dramas take off, there could be plenty more where that came from. In the US, where there is a distinct paucity of major audio drama producers, Audible is expanding into relatively unoccupied territory.
Today, it broadcasts more than hours of drama a year, much of it fresh work from emerging playwrights. Its content is remarkably successful, too. Leni Kei Williams The relatively untrumpeted continuance of these stalwarts belies their scope. Combined, they pull weekly audiences in the region of eight million.
The Afternoon Drama approaches one million listeners daily. And, although the programme is captured forever, rights restrictions often mean it disappears from BBC Radio iPlayer within a few weeks. Couple this with the fact there is hardly any critical conversation around audio drama and the result is that, of the hundreds of radio plays the BBC produces in a year, plenty sink without trace after their hour of airtime.
Not every playwright is happy about that. Audible can offer writers and producers something different: It has a wealth of talent at its disposal, a captive audience of millions and long-established mechanisms for evolving projects from birth to broadcast.
Netflix is driving up production budgets But, as Netflix and Amazon Prime have proved with television, such institutional advantages can evaporate quickly. Beyond its financial resources, Audible has an invaluable edge: The specifics of its audio drama project are still evolving, and, unlike the notoriously slow-to-change BBC, it can design its content afresh for the ease of the listener.
It can be fleet-footed and fast-moving. Couple that with the resources and recompense it can offer writers, producers and performers, and the result is a force to be reckoned with.
To categorise whatever relationship Audible and the BBC may have as solely competitive is wrong, however. And the extremely deep pockets of Audible and its parent company Amazon make it doubly exciting, according to Fritz.
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Objective. Through personalized feedback from experienced industry professionals and other writers in the program, Screenwriting Fellows will gain the tools to revise and refine their scripts for production.
The RSL’s Literature Matters Awards aim to reward and enable literary excellence and innovation. (but not limited to) prose fiction or non-fiction, short stories, poetry, playwriting. Muse Entertainment is proud to announce that it has received 4 Canadian Screen Award nominations for two of its recently produced television series, The Kennedys: After Camelotand Bellevue.
The Kennedys: After Camelot is nominated as best limited series; its director Jon Cassar is nominated for best direction and its costume designer Delphine White received a nomination for Best Costume Design. Playwrights Theatre Artistic Director Named Individual Artist Fellowship In Playwriting.
Playwrights Theatre Artistic Director John Pietrowski Honored with a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship in Playwriting - PR