TV Drama New Writers Scheme
Channel 4 has launched a brand new scheme designed to identify and support new TV drama writers in the West and South West of England. The scheme has been devised by Channel 4’s Bristol hub in collaboration with Bristol UNESCO City of Film and its partners BFI NETWORK (delivered regionally in the South West by Watershed), UWE Bristol and The Bottle Yard Studios.
The new C4 TV Drama New Writers Scheme (West and South West) invites applications from new and emerging writers based in West and South West of England, with a particular focus on diverse perspectives across the region. The scheme is open to unrepresented writers looking for their first writing credit and writers who are working on developing their own original series.
Twelve successful applicants will receive six months’ specialist support that will include in-person writing workshops and training in Bristol, industry mentoring and an introduction to scripted drama production companies. After completing the scheme, participants will be able to submit a first draft script for consideration and feedback from Channel 4’s Drama Commissioning Editor, Gwawr Lloyd.
The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 12 June 2022. There will be an online Q&A session for prospective applicants on Friday 27 May. For full details and information about how to apply, visit the Channel 4 website.