In 2020/2021 we launched the second cohort of this scheme with ITV, supersizing it to feature masterclasses and networking events. It saw us pair emerging screenwriters Abraham Adeyemi, Alex Clarke, Alex Straker, Emma Dennis-Edwards, Nessa Wrafter, Tina Pasotra, Victoria Ibitoye, Kirsty Smith and Lucy Dwyer with established screenwriters; Jesse Armstrong, Paula Milne, Lydia Adetunji, Sarah Phelps, Lisa McGee, Charlie Covell, Abby Ajayi, and Chris Chibnall.
In 2022 we launched the third cohort of this scheme, which saw us pair emerging screenwriters Abigail Rolling, Larissa Hope, Jess Jackson, Olivia Hannah and Karim Khan with Chris Lang, Camilla Blackett, Sarah Williams, Joe Barton, and Mike Bartlett.
This Spring we launched the fourth cohort of our mentorship scheme, which sees us pair emerging screenwriters Alannah Olivia, William Gillies, Lucy Burke, Bindu de Stoppani, Florence Espeut-Nickless, Shani Akilah, Nathan Queely Dennis and Izzy Radford with experienced mentors Simon Vincent, Jonathan Brackley, Namsi Khan, Emilia di Girolamo, Julie Geary, Camilla Blackett, Nathaniel Price and Oli Lyttleton.
In 2021, we partnered with BBC to launch a Directors Mentoring Scheme, which sees us pair an emerging TV director with an established director on a HETV BBC programme. The mentee receives a bursary and a guaranteed 2nd unit directing credit. So far we have paired Candice Onyeama with Tom Shankland on SAS: ROGUE HEROES; Nichola Wong with Tessa Hoffe on CROSSFIRE, and Asia Anthony with Richard Laxton on RAIN DOGS.