Press release info:
"APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR COMING UP 2009
COMING UP is the only talent scheme currently in the UK where emerging film-makers have the opportunity to make an authored drama with a guaranteed network broadcast. Now in its ninth year, Channel4 and Touchpaper TV, part of the RDF Media Group continue their commitment to innovation, experimentation and new voices.
We will make up to 8 eye-catching innovative, challenging films which kick down the door of mainstream television drama, from the best fresh talent in the UK. Each film will be for a half-hour C4 slot and we are looking for:
Bold original and surprising ideas with strong voices - unafraid of ambition, wit, urgency and fearless entertainment.
Films that can be shot in 4 days on a limited budget.
WRITERS: This scheme is open to all writers who have NOT had an ORIGINAL single, series or serial broadcast on UK television; writers who have contributed episodes to series or serials (e.g. a long-running soap) are now eligible to apply.
DIRECTORS: The scheme is open to directors without a primetime TV drama credit.
WRITER / DIRECTORS: We will accept submissions from Writer / Directors above, but excellence in BOTH disciplines must be shown to be considered in this category.
The closing date for receipt of applications is:
FRIDAY 17th APRIL 2009
ALL applications are by post ONLY:
COMING UP 2009, The Gloucester Building, Kensington Village, Avonmore Rd, London W14 8RF
Full guidelines are available on the Touchpaper, RDF, or Channel4 websites or email specific queries to ComingUp @ touchpapertv.com "
And, on a different note, why not click on over to Babelgum to vote for Tim Clague's video, God Versus the Advertising Standard Authority. It's a film Tim made on Boxing Day (even when he's taking time off, he's still putting himself out there!) and it's proven to be a big success and is now up for consideration in the Babelgum Video Awards. Sweet! Go on, vote for the Timster, you know you want to.