Signature Pictures is a social enterprise production company. Partnered with Jobcentre Plus, they provide training and work experience opportunities to unemployed young people in every department of their film productions. They aim to fill a gap in provision for the many talented young people who lack the contacts, resources or belief necessary to develop a career in the creative industries. 90% of their trainees have since gone on to work within film or media.
In the first important step towards nationalising their training structure, they will be shooting their latest film production in Yorkshire. The main purpose of the production will be to provide young, unemployed people from Jobcentres in Yorkshire training as part of the film production. A maximum of 20 trainees will be appointed as part of this production.
This project will help improve youth unemployment in Yorkshire and help boost what is becoming a thriving film industry in the region. Their other major partners, Creative Skillset, Screen Yorkshire and Leeds City Council, have appointed Signature Pictures to fulfil this gap in the Yorkshire creative economy.
They are looking for a short screenplay for their Yorkshire initiative – read the submission criteria below:
- Must be 5-10 minutes in length.
- The writer must live in or be from Yorkshire originally.
- The story should be Yorkshire based, or be able to be set in Yorkshire.
- No more than 3 locations. Yorkshire locations already sited would be a bonus.
- Preferably small cast.
- PLEASE ALSO PROVIDE A BRIEF SYNOPSIS OF THE SCRIPT IN NO MORE THAN 100 WORDS. SCRIPTS WITHOUT THIS ARE LESS LIKELY TO BE CONSIDERED.
- Please submit scripts to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: Friday 2nd October 2015
Source: BBC Writersroom