Flip the Script - SharpFutures

Flip the Script

Please note: applications for this course are closed.

SharpFutures & Sky Studios in association with ScreenSkills present Flip The Script.

Do you love playing with words and harbour a desire to transform them into the tools of your trade? Have you dreamt of a career in TV and Film but been too nervous to explore the possibility? Would you like to help shape what future audiences tune in to view?

If the answer to these questions is a resounding YES, then ‘Flip the Script’ could well be the first step towards fulfilling your ambitions…

Flip The Script is a new creative talent development program for trainee script editors launched by social enterprise SharpFutures with the support of Sky Studios and ScreenSkills, curated by Cameron Roach and members of the Sky Drama team.

The aim and vision of the program is to inspire and encourage a new generation of scripted professionals, specifically with a focus on individuals in the North West, by offering twelve paid placements for trainee script editors to acquire and hone their skills and editorial voice, enabling them to go forward and apply for positions as researchers, script editors, assistant story editors and dramaturgs in the future. SharpFutures and Sky Drama started collaborating closely whilst shooting the forthcoming Sky1 show Intergalactic.

The 12 week program which commences in May is targeted at individuals living the North West, as we recognise that the broadcast industry needs to provide greater access to careers in the creative sector in this region. It may be that the program is replicated in other regions in the future.

It couldn’t be simpler to apply and the successful applicants will have direct access to a range of industry professionals who have succeeded in making their own literary aspirations come true. They will also have the opportunity to train in recognised Industry software Final Draft.

The initiative will include masterclasses from Nicola Shindler, Paul Abbott, Furquan Akhtar, Danny Brocklehurst, Jerome Bucchan-Nelson, Lisa Holdsworth, Namsi Khan, Lisa McGee, Liz Lewin and Cameron Roach. Every one of these contributors are working in scripted TV in the UK; across the genres of Comedy, Children’s TV, Drama, High End TV as well as Continuing Drama. ScreenSkills will also be providing sessions for the participants along with and to complement the other masterclass leaders.

As well as these named individuals the initiative will also ensure participants have exposure to a wide variety of scripted content and contributors which will include employees and creatives working with Sky, BBCITV, Channel 4, Channel 5Netflix, NBC, AbbottVision, Quay Street Productions, Lime Pictures & CBBC.

This programme is supported by the ScreenSkills High-end TV Skills Fund with contributions from UK high-end TV productions.

Please note that applications for ‘Flip The Script’ are now closed

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