Open to emerging Black, Asian and ethnic minority screenwriters who are passionate and ambitious and are at the start of their careers.

The new scheme offers five successful applicants £20,000 each to be trained and guided through the development process of writing their own original screenplay. It is aimed at Black, Asian and ethnic minority writers, who are currently under-represented in the UK screen industry.

Over the course of three months, each writer selected will write either a TV pilot or a feature film script. During the writing process, each bursary recipient will meet with – and be supported by – the Neal Street Productions’ development team and company directors. Neal
Street may work with the successful applicant/s to develop the screenplay further.

They will also be given access to industry networking opportunities with established writers and commissioners.

Applicants must not yet have had an original screenplay produced for film or TV and must submit a sample of their work, which can be a full length original screenplay, a play, a TV pilot or a short story and must be between 30 and 120 pages.

For more details and to apply click HERE.