Writers Announced for BBC Writersroom Pilot Scheme

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The participants for the 2023 BBC Writersroom Pilot scheme have been announced by the BBC.

The prestigious initiative (previously known as the TV Drama Writers’ Programme) partners 10 talented early-career screenwriters with 10 independent production companies, with a script-commission, giving the screenwriters the opportunity to write the first episode of a potential BBC-commissioned original drama series or serial.

During the year-long scheme, the writers will attend masterclasses and workshops with established television writers, production teams and experts in screenwriting, while developing their original script. The aim being that the writer’s series or serial will be taken into full development by the BBC.

After being partnered with Amy Trigg in 2022’s scheme, the BBC have announced that Eleven has been paired with Tom Melia for this year’s run.

Jess Loveland, Head of New Writing for BBC Drama Commissioning and BBC Writersroom, says: “We’re delighted to announce the participants for Pilot 2023, once again the team at BBC Writersroom has been overwhelmed by the incredible talent to be found across the length and breadth of the UK and we can’t wait to see how their projects develop under the careful guidance of the participating indies this year.”

Read the full BBC press release here.