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Studio21 Script Competition

Drama Series Script Competition 2021

Content London 2021

About the initiative

In this seventh edition of the The Studio21 Drama Series Script Competition (#studio21scriptcomp – formerly the C21 Drama Series Script Competition), we were looking for a pilot script for an international drama that would appeal to audiences and coproducers worldwide.

The competition connects emerging writers with the global content business, offering the winner a £10,000 development option and unique opportunity to connect with the global drama business through C21Media’s Content London in December.

The winning project will be developed by Studio21, supported by an advisory board made up of the most creative showrunners and television executives in the business including Chris Albrecht, who built HBO with shows like Sex and the City and The Sopranos to Netflix’ former head of international programming and a raft of leading showrunners who have created and run series from Criminal Minds to Rome, Shameless, Spooks, This Life and many more. Studio21 will connect the project with the right coproducer, platform, channel or partner. Click here to find out more about Studio21.

Previous winners now have their shows in development with leading producers, and the raft of new writers and projects taken under the Studio21 wing is commanding the attention of coproducers and commissioners worldwide.

From the pool of submissions, made between 16 June 2021 and 1 October 2021, a shortlist of 21 scripts were selected and, from these, six finalists were chosen to present their script to the global drama business at Content London 2021.

The winning writer received £10,000 from 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 also received 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].

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