The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF) , in partnership with Big Talk Productions and LOCO (The London Comedy Film Festival), has launched a script development programme for four emerging comedy writers. Each writer will be awarded £10,000 and take part in a personalised seven month programme of industry support, beginning in October 2016, as they develop a comedy feature film screenplay or pilot script for a narrative comedy television series.
Eligibility: In order to qualify, applicants must;
- Have a minimum of two years’ experience anywhere behind the scenes in film and/or television. This experience need not be current nor consecutive.
- Demonstrate a commitment to writing comedy for the screen
- Live and work in the UK at the time of applying
- Not hold any previous professional writing credits on a theatrically released feature or sole writing credits for broadcast scripted television programme
What you get: All four writers will be given script development support from the film or TV team at Big Talk*; will be matched with an experienced script editor to work with on their script; and given professional development through CTBF and LOCO, the latter of which will also manage the programme.
At the end of seven months, the selected writers will have completed a feature screenplay or television pilot, which will be presented as a live, fully cast table read to an industry audience during a special LOCO event in Spring 2017.
How to apply: Login or register to apply for funding from CTBF
Deadline: 26 August 2016
Source: Writing Opportunities