The scholarship will fund three months of coaching for one writer from a disadvantaged background, who otherwise couldn’t afford it, working on one developed script. This will take the form of three monthly video-call sessions with your coach to discuss your script and your development strategy.
The scholarship is open to anyone from an underrepresented background in the film and television industry. This may include your socioeconomic background, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, disability and illness or might include an underrepresented demographic, such as being from a traveller community or growing up in care.
You must be aged over 18 and a UK resident.
How to apply?
You will need to submit the following to apply:
- Completed application form
- Completed equal opportunities form
- The script you would like their help to further develop – this can be a full-length feature film screenplay OR one-hour tv drama script (plus series treatment up to 2 pages) OR half-hour comedy script (plus series treatment up to 2 pages).
- Writing CV (if you have one)
They are unable to accept theatre scripts, short films, prose, poetry or other types of writing at this time.
To receive the application form email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: 5pm Friday 1st May 2020
Source: BBC Writers Room