We know this because Old Beeb recently chose 5 minority writers to write five original shows. Of course, we don’t know if they’re paying them. Still….
by Tambay A. Obenson
Filming started last week on “The Break” – an exciting initiative between BBC Taster, BBC Writersroom and BBC Drama Production to produce five original short film monologues for online, written by up-and-coming BAME (Black, Asian, and minority ethnic) writing talent from across the UK. Each short consists of a standalone, contemporary individual monologue.
The selected writers were discovered through talent searches, development schemes and theatre partnerships. Twelve writers were invited to a one day workshop, after which they pitched ideas. Five were chosen for production.
With a spotlight on diversity, and the 18-30 audience, these shorts will showcase writers with a strong, unique voice who have yet to write for the screen. BBC Taster will act as a platform for their creative work to be seen and shared. BAFTA Breakthrough Brit, Zam Salim is directing the shorts.
Meet the five selected writers: