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Channel 4’s Coming Up 2015


Talent scheme gives emerging writers and directors the opportunity to produce television drama for broadcast on Channel 4

Now in its second year, Channel 4’s re-launched Coming Up scheme for new writers and directors is looking for applications from writers.

Channel 4 is offering up-and-coming British film-makers the chance to have their own original feature length single drama produced in the new look Coming Up scheme. From the submitted applications, a shortlist of 6 writers will be commissioned to write a full screenplay under the guidance of key industry talent. Three of those writers will then be selected to proceed to second draft before one 90 minute screenplay will be chosen to be produced in full with an up-and-coming director at its helm and planned for broadcast on Channel 4 in 2016. The two runners-up will be commissioned to develop a series treatment for Channel 4.

Continuing the spirit of supporting and unearthing bright new talent that has run throughout the previous 14 years of the Coming Up scheme, this new incarnation of Coming Up encourages applications from those looking to build a career in television.

The scheme is funded by Channel 4 and produced by Touchpaper Wales, a Zodiak Media company, and the aim of the scheme is to produce bold, original, surprising and powerful ideas.

Directors will be invited to apply later in the year.

How to apply

Application forms are available here.

Submissions accepted by email only to:

The closing date for receipt of applications from writers is 1pm on Friday 15th May 2015.

Full guidelines and application forms are available on the Touchpaper website or email specific queries to