Every year, UK literary agents are invited to send in material for new writers they represent who would like to be considered for the scheme. The writers submitted should have had at least one script produced in theatre, radio, TV or film, but no more than one in film or TV.
The selected writer is given a bursary, travel expenses (if based outside of London), and a desk in our West London office.
Throughout the year they receive regular feedback on their work, access to writers we're currently working with, invitations to industry events, and in-house development meetings. They also participate in writers' workshops we hold every two months, with established writers.
Plus, they help us in our ongoing collaboration with local schools, providing lectures and internships for sixth form students from less privileged backgrounds.
The scheme has selected a writer for 2023, but will return in early 2024.