07 March, 2008

Coming Up 2008




"COMING UP is the only talent scheme currently run in the UK where emerging filmmakers have the opportunity to make an authored drama with a guaranteed network broadcast. Now in its eighth year, IWC and Channel4 continue their commitment to innovation, experimentation and new voices.


They are looking for up to 7 challenging and individual films from the best fresh talent in the UK. Each film will be for a half-hour hour C4 slot and the organisers are looking for:


  • Bold ideas
  • Strong voices
  • Originality
  • Ambition
  • Wit
  • Urgency
  • Films that push boundaries in a way that wouldn't / couldn't be done in mainstream drama
  • Films that can be shot in 4 days on a limited budget

THIS IS NOT AN ENTRY LEVEL SCHEME - BUT FOR WRITERS AND DIRECTORS BUILDING A TRACK RECORD AND A CAREER IN FILM AND TELEVISION DRAMA. Submissions from multi-cultural and regionally based filmmakers are encouraged.


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 now eligible to apply.


DIRECTORS: The scheme is open to directors without a primetime TV drama credit.


WRITER / DIRECTORS: We will accept submissions from Writer / Directors above, but excellence in BOTH disciplines must be shown to be considered in this category.


THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY 4 APRIL 2008.

N.B. Submission is by post only


If you have any queries please refer to the IWC, RDF, or Channel4 websites or email specific questions to ComingUp@iwcmedia.co.uk "

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