So what does that mean? Platforms, channels and producers are looking for shows that meet a new audience appetite post-2020. This means subject and tone is more specific, and it is important that the shows are ‘makeable’ under future production guidelines.
Yes, but what does that mean? It means post COVID-19 pandemic, post #BlackLivesMatter, post popularism, post just about everything that came to a head in 2020.
We don’t want to be over-prescriptive, so do submit any drama you think would appeal to audiences in the new normal world, but bear in mind that the most attractive shows will most likely be unifying, escapist and positive. They will also most likely use fewer locations, with a relatively small cast and crew, and no big crowd scenes.
Please bear all these things in mind.
From the pool of submissions, made between 1 July 2020 and 30 September 2020, a shortlist of 21 scripts will be selected and from these six finalists will be chosen to present their script to the global drama business at Content London 2020, or through the Content London digital initiative, whichever the world allows!
This audience includes key commissioners from digital platforms including Amazon, Netflix and Hulu, to broadcasters from ABC, BBC and C4 to YLE, and ZDF, attending Content London.
Shortlisted entries will be announcedon 19 October 2020 and the six finalists will be announced on 30 October 2020.
The winning writer will receive £10,000 from one of the world’s most prolific fresh talent incubators, Studio21 to option the project and acquire the script. Studio21 will further develop the project in association with the writer to take out internationally. To find out more about Studio21 CLICK HERE.
Each finalist will also receive a free consultancy session from Script Angel.
*There is a £40 fee to enter, which is used to pay a team of professional script readers.
Don’t miss this opportunity to get your script in front of the world’s drama community! We are looking for original drama series with global appeal. Be part of the story.
Find out more and enter at: https://www.c21media.net/script/
Deadline for entries: 30 September 2020