It's the final countdown! From 341 entries to just six finalists, it's now time for our industry panel to meet the writers before we unveil the two bursary winners of Box of Tricks' inaugural Screen/Play Award in partnership with Sky Studios. This week, each writer will talk to the panel about the story they want to explore for stage and screen, their voice as a writer and what drives them to put pen to paper.
As our finalists get ready to discuss their ideas, find out why our panel got involved...
Mina is an acclaimed Northern actor on both stage and screen.
Chris is an award-winning playwright, lyricist, and an Associate Director at Sheffield Theatres.
Melissa is an actor and theatremaker and passionate advocate for the inclusivity of disabled people in the arts.
David is a playwright, performance poet and actor from Manchester.
Donna Script Executive for Sky Studios' Innovation Hub based in Leeds.
Hannah is Joint Artistic Director and co-founder of Box of Tricks.
Temi is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter and actor.