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Writers selected for 2013 Kudos/Bush Theatre Initiative revealed

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TV production company Kudos and the Bush Theatre have revealed the 12 writers participating in the second year of their drama development scheme.

Called the Kudos/Bush Initiative, the project was established last year as part of the inaugural season of Bush artistic director Madani Younis, and aims to enable writers to build relationships with both the production company and the theatre. Over the course of the week, the participants explore writing for stage and screen, with the writers working towards pitching an original drama idea to Kudos, which makes shows such as Life on Mars and Broadchurch.

This year’s participants include Omar El-Khairy, Lily Bevan, Ella Carmen Greenhill and Chris Thompson.

Others taking part are Kenny Emson, Cathy Brady, Nathan Bryon, Shamser Sinha, Claire Fowler, Jon Barton, Jesse O’Mahoney and Kirstie Swain.

Each will now be mentored by Broadchurch writers Chris Chibnall and Sam Hoyle.

Vicki Delow, development producer at Kudos, said: “We are thrilled to be joining forces with the Bush once again to run this very special and unique workshop. We were overwhelmed by the level of talent applying this year and really look forward to seeing the group we have chosen collaborate, innovate and flourish over the course of what promises to be a hugely exciting week.”

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