FLEX will support writers, directors and producers to create strongly authored narratives that will continue to build Yorkshire and the Humber as a place of dynamic, authentic and fluid storytelling, fit for 2021 and beyond.
With industry partnership embedded into the programme, FLEX will run over six months from September 2021 and offer a carefully curated development opportunity for each creative team including as appropriate; ideation workshops, story testing sessions, writers’ rooms, script development support, mentoring, access to key industry figures and pitching opportunities. Creative teams will also be offered bursaries to support the development process.
Applications to Flex are open to writers, directors and producers to apply as individuals, writers may also apply as a writing duo. A minimum of one member of the creative team will be from Yorkshire and the Humber.
Screen Yorkshire is keen to encourage applications from those who may not have followed a traditional route into the screen industries or faced additional challenges accessing support and opportunities. Its fundamental goal is to work with talent that is inspired by the creative freedom afforded by FLEX and ready to innovate, to connect diverse stories with new audiences.
FLEX is designed to inspire and innovate, disrupt and challenge, and develop future proofed stories for a wide spectrum of audiences. The programme is being delivered by Screen Yorkshire and has been developed with the Screen Industries Growth Network (SIGN), a unique, business-facing initiative supporting the TV, film and games industries in Yorkshire and the Humber.