Touchpaper TV and Channel 4 have announced that applications are now open for their Coming Up scheme. Coming Up is currently the only talent scheme in the UK where emerging filmmakers have the opportunity to make an authored drama with a guaranteed network broadcast. Now in its eleventh year, Touchpaper TV and Channel 4 continue their commitment to innovation, experimentation and new voices.
Commissioned by Channel 4 and produced by Touchpaper TV, a Zodiak Media Company, the aim of the series is to create eye-catching, innovative and challenging films. 7 films will be made for a half-hour Channel 4 slot.
What are they looking for? Bold, original and surprising ideas with strong voices – unafraid of ambition, wit, urgency and fearless entertainment. Films that can be shot in four days on a limited budget.
Who can apply? They are looking for the best fresh and talented filmmakers out there.
- Writers who have not had an original single, series or serial broadcast on UK television. Writers who have contributed episodes to series and serials (e.g. a long-running soap) are now eligible to apply.
- Directors without a primetime TV drama credit
- Writer / Directors: submissions accepted from writer/directors who meet the criteria for writers and directors as per above, but excellence in both disciplines must be shown to be considered in this category.
Submissions from multi-cultural and regionally-based filmmakers are encouraged.
How to apply:
Application forms are available from www.touchpapertv.com
Submissions accepted by POST ONLY to:
Coming Up 2013
3-6 Kenrick Place
London W1U 6HDThe closing date for receipt of applications is 1 pm on Monday 2nd July 2012
If you have any queries please refer to the Touchpaper TV or Channel 4 websites for further details or e-mail specific enquiries to ComingUp@touchpapertv.com