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Opportunity | BBC to commission 8 writers to create an original series – apply now

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The BBC  will be commissioning 8 writers to write an original series or serial script for BBC One, BBC Two or BBC Three Online. 

To apply you must have at least one production credit (a drama, at least 30 mins in duration) to your name.  You can have written for theatre, television, radio or film but must not already be in development (beyond treatment stage) with BBC Television Drama. This is not a scheme for new, untested writers or those with significant original television drama credits. It is an opportunity for writers with striking and unusual stories to tell, to take part in a bespoke scheme with input from top television writers and BBC editorial and production staff, as well as a dedicated Script Editor and Exec Producer. The Scheme will last for a year.

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Event | Big Couch workshop with Golden Globe winning producer Gareth Wiley & Samm Haillay

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Big Couch is hosting The Secret Sauce of Indie Film Production, the first in a series of workshops dedicated to connecting people in the film industry and strengthening the knowledge and skills of producers in the UK. This is a hands-on, 6 hour mentoring workshop dedicated to producers, line producers, production managers and 1st assistant directors at Century Club, in London’s West End.

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Opportunity | Loco Film Fest, Big Talk & The CBTF offer £10k funding to budding comedy writers

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The Betty Box and Peter Rogers Comedy Writing Programme 2016

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.

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Opportunity | Kick start your media career with an ITN Apprenticeship – apply now

The ITN Academy is the home of the ITN Apprenticeship Scheme, giving media stars of the future a career kick start.

Apprentices will work across many aspects of TV and multi-platform content creation, learning through experience, with ongoing guidance and support, in a passionate, hard-working, team environment. They will be at the heart of the action from day one, making television programmes and adverts, working on journalistic assignments and using your creativity.

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Opportunity | Channel 4 joins forces with NFTS to fund filmmaker bursaries for diverse talent

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The National Film and Television School, in partnership with Channel 4, is looking for applicants from diverse backgrounds to enrol onto its Directing Fiction and Cinematography MA courses in an exciting opportunity for budding filmmakers.

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Opportunity | Applications now open for Doc/Next – a scheme for emerging documentary talent

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Sheffield Doc/Fest has announced a new bespoke training and mentoring programme for emerging talent – Doc/Next.

The programme is a year-long training initiative open to documentary and all other non-fiction directors, producers, line producers, editors and DOPs across all platforms. The programme is specifically aimed at UK professionals with their first handful of credits who have been in the industry for 18 months to five years, and are ambitious to move up to the next rung of the ladder.

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