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TV Drama New Writers Scheme

TV Drama New Writers Scheme

TV Drama New Writers Scheme

Channel 4’s TV Drama New Writers Scheme (West and South West) is a one-stop-shop for unrepresented writers looking for their first writing credit, to writers who are working on developing their own original series.

Channel 4’s TV Drama New Writers Scheme (West and South West)

*Applications for the 2022/23 scheme are now closed. Please keep an eye out on our social media channels for future updates.

This is an unique opportunity to gain the skills needed to forge a successful writing career, and tell stories which reflect the diversity and creativity of the West and South West of England.

Over 6 months, you will benefit from expert industry training, mentoring and introductions to scripted drama production companies. You must be available to attend training days in Bristol once a month (expenses will be paid). Within 6-9 months of completing the scheme, submit a first draft script for feedback from Channel 4’s Drama Commissioning Editor, Gwawr Lloyd.

This scheme is targeted at emerging writers from the West and South West of England. You will build your skills, knowledge and networks to develop and write scripts reflecting the lived experience of people in this region, with a particular focus on diverse perspectives.

 

ELIGIBILITY/CRITERIA

  • You must be living and working in the West or South West of England.
  • You will demonstrate a burning desire to write television drama.
  • Submissions will be assessed on the strength of the writing and the originality of the pitch.
  • You may have had experience in writing for theatre, radio or made short films though this is not essential.
  • The scheme is open to all new writers. You do not need to have had a professional commission, or have an agent.
  • Submissions will be the your original work.
  • We welcome submissions from writing partnerships (two maximum) as long as both writers meet the criteria.

Q&A SESSION

Watch back our Q&A Webinar to find out more about the scheme. This is an online webinar event, and captions are provided.

WATCH THE RECORDING HERE

 

APPLICATION

Applications for the 2022/23 scheme are now closed. Please keep an eye out on our social media channels for future updates.

 

Channel 4’s TV Drama New Writers Scheme (West and South West), has been developed by Channel 4’s Bristol hub in partnership with Bristol UNESCO City of Film, BFI NETWORK (delivered regionally in the South West by Watershed), UWE Bristol and The Bottle Yard Studios. Developed as a result of Channel 4’s presence in the South West, it supports partner ambitions to develop TV drama talent and increase representation of regional stories on screen.

 

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