Reposted from 4 Talent website
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 network broadcast. Now in its eleventh year, Channel 4 and Touchpaper Television continue their commitment to innovation, experimentation and new voices.
Commissioned by Channel 4 and produced by Touchpaper Television, a Zodiak Media Company, the aim of the series is to create eye-catching, innovative, challenging films.
We will make a series of films for a half-hour Channel 4 slot.
What do we look for? Bold, original and surprising ideas with strong voices – unafraid of ambition, wit, urgency and fearless entertainment. Films that can be shot in four days on a limited budget.
Who can apply? We are looking for the best fresh and talented filmmakers out there.
- 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: We 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.
The closing date for applications is Monday 2nd July 2012
For more information and to apply, click here.
To read about Coming Up 2012, click here.