Sky Writes is a talent development programme from Sky Studios and New Writing North, which ran in 2021. The programme sought to identify and nurture television writers from under-represented groups and under-served geographical areas in the North of England.
The project took place in Blackpool, Gateshead and Rotherham and had a particular aim to support people of colour and those from LGBTQ+, disabled and lower socio-economic backgrounds.
About Sky Writes
We were on the look-out for people who were at the very beginning of their journey in writing for television. They may have already had a brilliant idea for a new series or started working on a script, or they may have had no previous writing experience. The programme supported them to begin to find an outlet for their ideas and guided them as they took their next steps.