Script Angel are delighted to offer the Screenwriter Coaching Inclusion Scholarship to writers from backgrounds underrepresented in film and television, who have talent and professional ambition.
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.
As always with Script Angel, you still own the work you produce, and they will keep in contact with you, to offer ongoing support for future opportunities and schemes.
This 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.
The ideal candidate
You may have previously written short films, short plays and may have had work produced, or may still be waiting. You will have a strong sense of what you want to write, but you might not have had any formal education on your journey to becoming a writer.
You will have a comedy or drama script – whether this is for television or film. They don’t want completely polished work – they’re going to help you with that, but would love to see that you’ve developed this work over several drafts, thought about the audience and where your idea would fit (e. g. is it a BBC primetime drama or big budget Hollywood feature film?).
They do not require that your script be written with any particular software and do not require perfect spelling, punctuation and grammar. They recognise that story talent comes in diverse forms, so we’re not looking for one particular thing.
5pm Friday 1st May 2020