Sky Writes is led by experienced Writers in Residence and a team of specialist Programme Producers, overseen by New Writing North.
Our focus is on three specific areas in the North, including Gateshead. If you’re based in one of these locations, we’re looking forward to meeting you, hearing your stories and supporting you as you take your first steps into TV scriptwriting.
We created Sky Writes to contribute to diversifying the pool of television writers in the UK. The programme is looking for people whose stories are not being widely told on our TV screens and whose backgrounds are under-represented in broadcasting.
This includes but is not confined to people of colour and those from LGBTQ+, disabled, lower socio-economic and working-class backgrounds.