Channel 4 Writing for Television Awards open to support new television writers in the North

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The Channel 4 Writing for Television Awards have opened for entry until 5 June 2023.  

The awards offer new television writers based in the North of England unique and career-changing opportunities. Three winners will each receive a package of support including:

  • 9-month placement with either Bonafide Films (Mood; The Last Post), Lime Pictures (Hollyoaks; Zero Chill) or Rollem Productions (Love Lies & Records; Girlfriends)
  • mentoring with an industry professional
  • £3000 bursary

The awards are offered as part of the Northern Writers’ Awards, New Writing North’s flagship writer development programme, and form part of Channel 4 and New Writing North’s Talent Development Partnership 

Launched in 2022, the Talent Development Partnership aims to identify and support new writers from the North with a particular focus on supporting writers from backgrounds that are currently underrepresented in the television industry. Alongside the awards and industry placements, it offers script development, writers’ roadshows and workshops, and the formation of the Northern Talent Network.  

Channel 4 and New Writing North have worked in partnership since 2014, and through the awards have already launched the television careers of several writers, including Sharma Walfall, who has gone on to work on productions including Noughts and Crosses and A Town Called Malice, and Jayshree Patel, now a core writer on the Hollyoaks team, as well as writers Taiba Ahmad, Adam Bennett-Lea, Joshua Halm, Kemi-Bo Jacobs and Samantha Neale.  

Find out more and apply by 5 June 2023