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C21 Drama Series Script Competition 2020

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About the initiative

The sixth edition of The C21 Drama Series Script Competition aims to uncover contemporary dramas imagined for a post-2020 audience and marketplace.

The competition is produced in association with Studio21 and Script Angel.

Six outstanding pilot episode scripts (for an internationally compelling drama series) will compete for an unrivalled prize presented during Content London On Demand.

This year we are looking for ‘post 2020 dramas,’ with submission guidelines designed to uncover projects that will break through in the coming years.

So what does that mean? Platforms, channels and producers are looking for shows that meet a new audience appetite post-2020. This means subject and tone is more specific, and it is important that the shows are ‘makeable’ under future production guidelines.

From the pool of submissions, made between 1 July 2020 and 30 September 2020, a shortlist of 21 scripts were selected and from these six finalists were chosen to present their script to the global drama business during Content London On Demand.

The winning writer will receive £10,000 from one of the world’s most prolific fresh talent incubators, Studio21 to option the project and acquire the script. Studio21 will further develop the project in association with the writer to take out internationally.

Each finalist will also receive a free consultancy session from Script Angel.

If you are interested in partnering on any of these projects, or interested in contacting the writers please email [email protected].