Duly Noted – Eleven Films: training programme for aspiring script editors

Duly Noted is a training programme for people in comedy and drama development. The workshops are designed to skill up aspiring script editors, arming them with a practical understanding of production and a support network.

After the success of the 2021 workshop series, Eleven Films created a Duly Noted Assistant Script Editor role across two productions: BBC Three’s Red Rose, and another unannounced greenlit project, funded by the BBC and Sony Pictures Television (SPT).

The intention this year is to deliver wholly inclusive training with the support of the BBC and Sony Pictures Television. Applications are encouraged from all people from historically excluded groups; this includes aspiring script editors who are Deaf, disabled, neurodivergent, LGBTQ+ and from lower socio economic and/or ethnically diverse backgrounds, from across the UK.

This year’s cohort will include at least six individuals. The bootcamp training will prepare the cohort for on-the-ground placements in production, which will follow the workshops.

The training will take place across a week at the end of April, prior to the production-based Assistant Script Editor placements, earning the DN22 cohort their first broadcast credits. Placements will be facilitated by the BBC and SPT, and will be in partnership with producers as yet to be approached.

Workshops will take place in a fully accessible London venue, followed by production roles across the UK.

The placements will span a twelve-week period between May – September. The roles will vary depending on demands of the production, while taking into account participant experience, location and requirements.

Ideal candidates will have a track record focused on editorial. They’re looking for individuals with script reading and script development experience (or transferrable skills) under their belts. However, they welcome applications from people who’re looking to crossover from other TV or Film production roles.

To support costs of travel, accommodation and equipment hire, Duly Noted is offered as a paid training opportunity. Participants are compensated for their time during the workshop series and throughout their production role as Assistant Script Editors.

The submissions window opens on Monday, February 14th.

Applicants will need to email us at dulynoted@elevenfilm.com, sending their current CV as PDF, along with a PDF responding to the following provocations:

In what ways do you feel that TV storytelling and the broader industry would benefit from the inclusion of individuals like yourself and the perspective of your community?

What does script editing mean to you – why are scripts and story your chosen path?

Tell us about a show you love and why.

Tell us about a show you didn’t get along with and why.

Which show would you love to have script edited and why?

Tell us why you would benefit from participating in Duly Noted.

Let us know if you have any access requirements.

All details can be found at Eleven Film’s website.

Deadline for applications: 5pm on Monday, March 14th 2022.

Source: BBC Writersroom

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