Exciting opportunities are to be presented by Channel 4 to three talented, emerging writers from the North of England. The channel now has an open submission process for writers who are new to television. A trio of aspiring writers will be selected to work with independent production companies Lime Pictures and Bonafide Films on exclusive mentoring and developmental schemes.
The broadcaster has teamed up with writing development agency New Writing North and Northumbria University to offer the opportunities as part of the Northern Writers’ Awards, which are open to entry until 2 February 2017. Judges of the Channel 4/Northumbria University Writing for Television Awards are looking for Northern writers and entries are particularly encouraged from writers who are currently under-represented in the industry, including Black, Asian and minority ethnic, LGBT+ and disabled writers. The three winners will receive bursaries of £3,000 to support their time at Lime Pictures or Bonafide Films and a bespoke 9-month package of training and development from staff at the independent production companies.
This exciting opportunity all forms part of the Northern Writers’ Award, with more information here.