In a new partnership with HW Fisher, Curtis Brown Creative has announced a scholarship enabling one writer of limited financial means to join their first ever Writing An Original TV Drama Serial course, beginning in March. The course is led by celebrated screenwriter, playwright and former Birkbeck Professor Colin Teevan and will include five industry masterclasses. Already confirmed for the masterclasses are BBC commissioner Manda Levin, Peaky Blinders producer Joe Donaldson and screenwriter and showrunner Tony Saint. There will also be input from the agents from Curtis Brown’s Theatre, Film and Television department, and a presentation from Cuba Pictures, the production company behind the hit BBC drama McMafia.
Anna Davis, Curtis Brown Creative MD, says: ‘We are delighted that HW Fisher are providing a fully-funded scholarship for our new TV-Drama-writing course. They have been providing funded places on many of our novel-writing courses for four years now, and we greatly value their ongoing support of new writers. Curtis Brown Creative wants to find ways to bring the most exciting writers into our courses – and many potential students simply can’t join us without scholarship opportunities like this one. We’re grateful to HW Fisher and look forward to finding a really talented new writer.’
Andrew Subramaniam, HW Fisher partner, says ‘At HW Fisher, we are proud to work with a wide variety of creatives at all stages of their careers. We have been working with Curtis Brown Creative for a number of years, sponsoring their novel-writing courses, and are delighted that two of our previous HW Fisher scholars have gone on to receive major book deals for their debut novels. We are excited to support this new course and to hear the TV drama ideas that our successful recipient will create!’
Full details of the scholarship, and how to apply, can be found here