As the busiest UK script consultant I try to stay aware of when decent opportunities for rookie scriptwriters pop up (in the UK especially). One of the best opportunities for rookie scriptwriters is the Channel 4 Screenwriting Course which will be accepting entrees for next year from the 16th of September 2022 – but more importantly you’ll have until Monday 3rd October 2022 at 5.00 pm to get your submission in – and the submission means a writing sample which can be a screenplay for film or TV, or a stage or radio play.
So, as it stands today (end of August) you have about a month – to get that script in the best place it possible can be. Can I help you make your script as strong as possible? YES – but you need to move quickly – as the turn around on my services (is at a minimum) three weeks.
Channel 4 Screenwriting Course – get your script in the best shape for submission
How can I help? Well, I’ll give your script the once over on my script coverage / script report service – the report will highlight strengths weaknesses and if possible tell you where you can improve the script (and if possible how).
My reports are the most in-depth on the market and include a page-by-page read through with notes.
Channel 4 Screenwriting Course Closing Date
The report also contain tons of info on the ‘business aspects’ of being a scriptwriter in the UK – and if you do make it onto the course – these might prove vital in setting you up in a position to maximise the opportunity.
I can’t promise miracles – but I guarantee you’ll be in a more informed position – but with the closing date looming – you need to move faster than FedEx. Contact me now on firstname.lastname@example.org
- Screenplay up to 120 pages – £120 for full report
- Screenplay up to 70 pages – £80 for full report
- Screenplay up to 25 pages £50 for full report
Matthew Cooper has been a script writer for hire and UK script consultant for over 20 years. He’s written for most of the UK soaps, including writing award-winning episodes of Emmerdale, EastEnders, Hollyoaks and Family Affairs and has been BAFTA shortlisted and Royal Television Society nominated as a script writer.
His directorial debut, the rubber reality horror thriller ‘Markham’ was released in 2020, his second feature film as director ‘At The Mountains Of Madness’ hit the screen in 2021. You can find out more about Matthew’s work as a director here.