Netflix Screen Writers Fellowship 2021 – Call for Applications

Netflix Screen Writers Fellowship 2021 – Call for Applications

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A new talent initiative that will offer up to six successful applicants the opportunity for a year long programme of professional development.

Application Deadline: 18th June 2021

About the Award: This fellowship, for each writer, will include a bursary of £22,568 to write a spec script for an original idea over the course of a year, monthly development events and workshops, and a paid placement in a writers room of a Netflix or Sky series.

We are looking for applications from writers of BlackAsian and other racial and ethnic backgrounds that are under-represented in the High End TV and film industry.

Each submission will be assessed by an experienced script reader. Shortlisted applicants will then be interviewed and selected by a panel of industry experts.

Type: Fellowship

Selection Criteria:

We want to encourage greater diversity of voices among new writers, and so are looking for Black, Asian and other racially and ethnically under-represented writers to apply.

We’re looking for dedicated writers with an authentic and original voice in all scripted genres, so we’ll need to see an example of your work – this means submitting a script.

Eligible Countries: Not specified

Number of Awards: 6

Value of Award: The Fellowship offer will include:

  • A bursary of £22,568 over 12 months to write a spec script for an original idea.
  • Paid placement in a writers’ room on a Netflix or Sky show, including the opportunity to write a shadow script and receive feedback on it.
  • Credit for writers’ room participation.
  • Production shadowing, details of which will be COVID-19 dependent.
  • Regular development workshops and events.
  • Allocation of an industry mentor.
  • Three mentoring meetings with Bisha K Ali over the course of the year; beginning, middle and end of programme.

How to Apply: All the rules and information you need to know regarding the Fellowship can be found here !

SUBMIT APPLICATION

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.
  • GOODLUCK

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Professor Lawrence Cram is a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University working in the Department of Applied Mathematics. His interests include astronomy, mathematics, engineering, computing, and physics. Due to his extensive expertise, professor Cram has worked as a Professor of Physics at the University of Sydney and as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor at ANU during 2004-2012. In 2013, he retired as a Master, University House and Graduate House. In January 2014, he was appointed as an acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Charles Darwin University. Professor Cram is also a Fellow at the Royal Astronomical Society and the Australian Institute of Physics.
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