Entry submissions are now being accepted for the eighth edition Studio21 Drama Series Script Competition (#studio21scriptcomp).

They are seeking a pilot script for a global drama that will entice viewers and co-producers from all across the world.

By providing the winner with a £10,000 development option and the exceptional opportunity to network with the international drama business through C21Media’s Content London in December, the competition connects up-and-coming authors with the worldwide content industry.

The winning project will be created by Studio21 with the assistance of an advisory board made up of the most innovative showrunners and television executives in the industry, including Chris Albrecht, who founded HBO with shows like Sex and the City and The Sopranos, the former head of international programming for Netflix, as well as a host of top showrunners who have created and run series like Criminal Minds to Rome, Shameless, Spooks, This Life, and many others. Studio21 will match the project with the appropriate partner, channel, platform, or co-producer.

A shortlist of 21 scripts will be chosen from the pool of submissions received between 23 June and 30 September 2022, and six finalists will be chosen from this group to present their script to the international drama business at Content London 2022, or via the Content London digital initiative, as the world will allow!

The six finalists will be revealed on October 28, 2022, after the shortlisted submissions are published on October 21.

Additionally, Script Angel will provide each finalist with a complimentary consultation session.

Don’t pass up this chance to present your work to the drama community at large! Original drama programmes with a worldwide audience are what we’re searching for. Be part of the story.

Read more for submission guidelines and terms and conditions