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.
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.
50 Uprise aims to leave a mark on hearts and minds through mindful content. This new movement, from content creator Upshot Entertainment, will give creatives of ALL kinds the opportunity to have a professional video shot and edited at a price that is unheard of. You will get a platinum service for just £50 and Upshot will devote the same love, attention and detail to each video that they always do. Watch the video below for more information and visit www.50uprise.com to book your slot.
A+E Networks has launched a short-film competition in partnership with Women in Film & TV UK, to celebrate and promote the work of women behind the camera. The inaugural Lifetime Shorts competition – part of A+E Networks’ global initiative Broad Focus, which aims to find, develop and mentor future talent in the entertainment industry, with a specific focus on women – is open to all UK-based female filmmakers (directors, writers and producers) who have created original shorts of no more than five minutes’ duration.
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.
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.
BBC Studios, the home of Strictly Come Dancing, EastEnders, Luther, Planet Earth and Citizen Khan is seeking to make a positive intervention to hopefully achieve an increase in the representation of BAME and Disabled professionals in programme making and development in the broadcast industry. This placement provides participants with a unique opportunity to gain experience of a world class production facility and learn and hone their craft across a number of genres and disciplines.