Channel 4’s Coming Up 2013 Scheme Now Open For Applications


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

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