28 May 2012
Posted in TV
Applications are now open for Coming Up 2013, the scheme for emerging screenwriters and directors run by Channel 4 and Touchpaper Television
Now in its 11th year, Coming Up is currently the only talent scheme in the UK where emerging filmmakers have the opportunity to make an authored drama with a guaranteed half-hour network broadcast.
They are looking for: 'Bold, original and surprising ideas with strong voices – unafraid of ambition, wit, urgency and fearless entertainment.' Films will need to be shot in four days on a limited budget
Who can apply?
- Writers who have not had an original single,
series or serial broadcast on UK television. Writers who have
contributed episodes or series and serials (eg a long-running
soap) are eligible to apply.
- Directors without a primetime TV drama credit.
- Writer/Directors: They will accept submissions
from writer/directors who meet the criteria for writers and directors
as per above, but excellence in both disciplines must be shown to
be considered in this category.
- Submissions from multi-cultural and regionally-based filmmakers are encouraged.
Full details and application forms are on the Coming Up web pages
The closing date for applications is 2 July 2012.