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Netflix is the world’s leading streaming entertainment service with 208 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

 

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Bisha K Ali & Netflix present
THΞ SCЯΞΞNWЯITΞЯS’ FΞLLOWSHIP
In Association with SKY

A new talent initiative that will offer up to six successful applicants the opportunity for a year long programme of professional development.

This fellowship, for each writer, will include a bursary of £22,568 to write a spec script for an original idea over the course of a year, monthly development events and workshops, and a paid placement in a writers room of a Netflix or Sky series.

We are looking for applications from writers of Black, Asian and other racial and ethnic backgrounds that are under-represented in the High End TV and film industry.

Each submission will be assessed by an experienced script reader. Shortlisted applicants will then be interviewed and selected by a panel of industry experts.

 

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The Fellowship offer will include:

  • A bursary of £22,568 over 12 months to write a spec script for an original idea.
  • Paid placement in a writers’ room on a Netflix or Sky show, including the opportunity to write a shadow script and receive feedback on it.
  • Credit for writers’ room participation.
  • Production shadowing, details of which will be COVID-19 dependent.
  • Regular development workshops and events.
  • Allocation of an industry mentor.
  • Three mentoring meetings with Bisha K Ali over the course of the year; beginning, middle and end of programme.

Rules
We want to encourage greater diversity of voices among new writers, and so are looking for Black, Asian and other racially and ethnically under-represented writers to apply.

We’re looking for dedicated writers with an authentic and original voice in all scripted genres, so we’ll need to see an example of your work – this means submitting a script.

All the rules and information you need to know regarding the Fellowship can be found here !

 

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Anne Mensah
Original Series, Netflix UK

“The Screenwriters Fellowship will provide outstanding writers with the support, networks and tools to find a home in our industry. Importantly, they will receive a bursary to provide them with financial support during the programme.We’ve worked to design a programme that not only tries to remove some of the barriers to entering our industry, but provides the space, time and financial security to help writers develop their craft.

I am thrilled to work alongside Bisha and Sky to support fantastic British voices.”

Bisha K Ali
Writer, Showrunner & Executive Producer

“I am thrilled to be working alongside Netflix to launch our new Screenwriting Fellowship. Although my hope is that one day there will be no need for programmes like this to exist, this fellowship serves as an attempt to move toward a more inclusive industry.

Both a champion of mine and a champion of other underrepresented creatives, Netflix is committed to doing things differently – which is instrumental if we want to see change.

This industry holds many barriers to entry and unfortunately the true price can be insurmountably high when the hidden costs add up. It’s a huge ask – to juggle a job that brings you an income with the ability to drop work to go to meetings, find time to improve your craft, and build relationships in what is a freelancer’s field.

This fellowship will create a substantial financial safety net for underrepresented writers whose voices and stories are vital and incredibly valuable, and who may otherwise be priced out of building a career in television and film.

It will provide outstanding writers with relationships that will help them break through, workshops to help develop their craft, and invaluable peer-to-peer support. All selected Fellows will get their first job in a writers’ room, and their first TV credit.

We’ll be growing and adapting the Fellowship in line with our Fellows’ needs. Please apply now – I can’t wait to meet you.”

 

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