writing scheme

Final call to apply for the BBC TV Drama Writers' Programme 2019

The 2017 winners (Credit: BBC)

The annual BBC Writersroom scheme offers talented screenwriters the opportunity to write the first episode of a BBC original series or serial.

Writers must have at least one professionally produced piece of work of up to 30 minutes in length in television, radio, theatre or film to apply. Applicants must submit an original script alongside a one-sided pitch outlining the drama idea. 

Carnival Films announces new writing scheme for budding TV series creators

The Downton Abbey producer will train emerging writers in a series of in-depth sessions, working on their ideas in a collaborative environment. 

“We are always seeking to expand our horizons in terms of the best writing talent, and take our responsibility to nurture talent very seriously," said Carnival Films' Executive Chairman, Gareth Neame. "Collective is a great way of doing just that and we’re delighted to be working with some of the most exciting, emerging creative voices coming out of the UK today.”