There is a wealth of diverse and gifted screenwriters working in British film. In order to support and nurture both the current and next generation of writers, we believe the industry would benefit from an increased number of Script Editors with real industry experience and from a range of backgrounds.
With this in mind, the BFI Film Fund launched an eight month Trainee Script Editor position in 2013 and we are now looking to recruit for the next round. This placement will consist of six months within the BFI Film Fund and two months within an active film production company.
Given the wide range and volume of projects supported by the BFI Film Fund, the successful applicant will have a truly unique opportunity to be exposed to writers of all levels of experience, and across all genres. Examples of recent films supported by the Film Fund are Yann Demange’s 71, Ama Asante’s BELLE, Mike Leigh’s MR TURNER, Jane Pollard and Iain Forsyth’s 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH, Matthew Warchus’ PRIDE, Jonathan Glazer’s UNDER THE SKIN, Destiny Ekharaga’s GONE TOO FAR and John Michael McDonagh’s CALVARY.
During the placement, the successful candidate will have 1:1 sessions with Executives and Story Editors within the Film Fund, shadow them on multiple projects and participate in meetings with writers, directors and producers. The candidate will be expected to read scripts, provide script coverage, generate written script notes and deliver notes verbally in meetings.
How to apply: applications must be made through the BFI website. See the link for the application form and the job spec below.
Deadline: Please submit your online application by midday Monday 20th April 2015.
Salary: £18, 978
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