Northern Ireland Screen & Channel 4 briefing POSTPONED
***Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has had to be postponed. Apologies for any inconvenience caused ***
Development Call for Concepts & New E4 Pilot Scheme
Ben Stoll, Head of development at Channel 4, is hosting a briefing in Belfast on Wednesday 24th October to engage with local writers and shed some light on the launch of the new E4 TV pilot scheme (more info below).
Northern Ireland Screen will brief writers on their New Talent Focus Scheme 2012 - 2013; a call for TV drama projects for a “youth audience”. This development scheme will run in consultation with Channel 4.
Briefing will be followed by a Q&A.
When & Where
Wednesday 24th October from 1:30pm – 2.30pm
Rita Duffy Suite, Merchant Hotel, Belfast
There are only 100 places available for this briefing – please email Ursula Devine, Development Co-ordinator, at email@example.com to secure your place. Places will be allocated on first come first served basis.
More on E4 TV pilot scheme
Channel 4 head of drama Piers Wenger is establishing an E4 drama pilot scheme in one of his first strategic moves since taking the role in May.
Wenger is looking for pilots targeting 16-to 34-year-olds to TX next year from the “wealth of British drama talent out there.”
The drama commissioning team is looking for “bold, authored and entertaining” ideas and is calling for indies and writers to start talking to them.
Wenger said he was looking to both “new and established writers with big ideas.”
“E4 has established an unrivalled reputation for launching young, ground-breaking drama series and we are looking for a range of original ideas which will allow audiences to connect with the channel now,” Wenger said.
“We don’t want to be prescriptive on genre, format or length of episode – the aim is to see a variety of home-grown and innovative drama on E4 in 2013 and beyond.”
Previous E4 hits include Misfits and Skins and the channel has just commissioned Big Talk to make urban music drama Youngers.
Wenger joined C4 from the BBC where he was one of the executive producers on Doctor Who.