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The Script Competition is now closed for entries

The fourth edition of The C21 Drama Series Script Competition (#C21scriptcomp) is now open for entries, aiming to uncover the Next Big Thing in scripted entertainment.

The competition is produced in association with Script Angel and C21’s WritersRoom, a new development division.

We are looking for six outstanding pilot episode scripts (for an internationally compelling drama series) to compete for an unrivalled prize at The International Drama Summit, part of Content London in November.

From the pool of submissions made between 19 June 2018 and 14 September 2018, a shortlist of 21 scripts will be selected and six finalists will be chosen to present their script to the global drama business, to key commissioners from digital platforms including Amazon, Netflix and Hulu, to broadcasters from ABC, BBC and C4 to YLE, and ZDF, attending Content London. Shortlisted entries will be notified on 28 September 2018 and the finalists will be announced on 12 October 2018.

In addition to the live pitch final, each finalist will also see their script distributed to 2000 delegates attending the event and have the opportunity to connect with key executives in the drama business through Content London’s Content Concierge service. Each finalist receives a complimentary pass to the three-day event.

Each finalist will also be eligible to choose to engage with WritersRoom’s initiative to develop the project further ahead of Content London. WritersRoom works with emerging talent to prepare projects for market; from script development to drama sector intelligence, project consultancy and pitch preparation. Further details available by request.

The winning writer will receive a US$10,000 script option and a week in the writers’ room of a major drama series.

Don’t miss this opportunity to get your script in front of the world’s drama community! We are looking for original drama series with global appeal. Be part of the story.

If you have any questions please email or call C21 on +44 (0) 20 7729 7460


The competition is now closed for entries.

Script Angel

Media Partners

Women in film and Television
Fresh Voices
Screen Yorkshire


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