The BBC are searching for new Liverpool writers to take part in an innovative writing programme.
‘Write across Liverpool’ offers writers at the beginning of their careers an insight into creating an original series idea for television.
Liverpudlian screenwriter, Tony Schumacher, creator of the BBC hit show ‘The Responder’, is endorsing the programme.
Meanwhile BBC Director-General Tim Davie has claimed that Liverpool is ‘second to none in term of drama’.
#Video | The BBC and the biggest names in Liverpool’s creative sector have come together to launch a scheme to support new writing talent in the city.
— Liverpool City Council (@lpoolcouncil) February 16, 2022
Writers will have the opportunity to collaborate with the BBC Writers Room team in order to develop an original series to pitch.
Industry experts will also be available to offer feedback and creative support throughout the programme.
The selected 15 writers will take part in both craft and industry sessions between May and June this year. The sessions are designed to grow their professional skills and knowledge in writing professionally for screen.
The BBC are looking for ‘exciting, diverse and passionate writers from Liverpool, who show an interest and commitment to dramatic writing, alongside a creative track record’ to apply for the programme. The deadline for submissions is March 10..
More information about the programme and application process can be found here.