4Stories, a new talent scheme geared towards establishing new directing and writing talent, is now open for applications.
Now in its third year, 4Stories — which is supported by Directors UK — has already been successful in introducing new talent to the industry. The first 4Stories series, On the Edge, gained 2 BAFTA nominations for best single drama and best breakthrough talent, and 3 BAFTA Cymru nominations including best drama. The next series will be broadcast in 2020.
Commissioned by Channel 4 from Blacklight Television, the scheme aims to find genuinely diverse voices and tell contemporary stories that rarely make their way on to mainstream TV. Three directors will be chosen to direct three final scripts submitted to the scheme, and will have the chance to hone their skills with experienced drama professionals. Find out more about the scheme here.
Applications for 4Stories 2020 are now open. The application for Writers closes on 13th October 2019 and for Directors on the 10th November 2019.