Looked for a thread on this all last week and there was nothing, now the deadline's gone it's up and running!
I sent in three and enjoyed it as something different. It's quite nice writing for kids as oppose to adults given the differences (or at least the differences I think they are!).
Won't claim to be an expert on writing for TV but in the descriptions the key things I'd say are:
- Write character names in capitals, e.g. MR CHRISTOPHER winks to camera, so an actor can easily see if they have to do anything
- Write in third person (as discussed above!)
- Describe what the camera needs to do, if anything, e.g. Zoom in, pull left etc.
- And keep it clear and succinct, but that's writing generally
I've never worked out quite how you do F/X or GRAMS (Music) for TV scripts so if anyone could answer that I'd be much obliged!
Oh and I wrote about Mr. Christopher (him again!), Mr. Jones and Mrs. Tucker. Submitted one with Jones and Tucker (and Barker cameo!) just to give them one that wasn't a solo performance by a teacher to a class. That may not be what they're after but hey!