Friday, April 30, 2010

Coming Up 2011 open for applications

Coming Up is a scheme that gives emerging talent the chance to have a half hour, authored piece of drama made for and broadcast on Channel 4. Now, I've never met anyone who's actually succeeded with the scheme, but that doesn't mean it isn't worth a punt. You've got until June 9th to get your postal application in [no email, how quaint]. Here's the press release:
COMING UP is the only talent scheme currently in the UK where emerging film-makers have the opportunity to make an authored drama with a guaranteed network broadcast. Now in its tenth year, Channel 4 and Touchpaper TV, part of the RDF Media Group, continue their commitment to innovation, experimentation and new voices.

We will make up to 7 eye-catching, innovative, challenging films from the best fresh talent in the UK. Each film will be for a half-hour C4 slot and we are looking for:
* Bold, original and surprising ideas with strong voices - unafraid of ambition, wit, urgency and fearless entertainment.
* Films that can be shot in 4 days on a limited budget

WRITERS: This scheme is open to all writers who have NOT had an ORIGINAL single, series or serial broadcast on UK television; writers who have contributed episodes to series or serials (e.g. a long-running soap) are eligible to apply.

The closing date for receipt of applications is: WEDNESDAY 9th June 2010. All applications are by post ONLY: COMING UP 2011, Touchpaper Television, 3-6 Kenrick Place, London W1U 6HD. Want more details? Go here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Excellent, thanks for the heads up David, been waiting for it to come around again this year.