Screen Ireland is looking for the next generation of TV comedy writers for their Spotlight screenwriting programme.
Applications are now open for the 2022 Spotlight Scheme, Ireland's flagship screenwriting talent scheme that aims to develop fresh new voices. They're looking for people who have a background in comedy writing, stand up, radio or short film to get involved.
Up to 10 participants will be selected to take part where they will develop a pilot episode for a 30 minute comedy drama series.
The successful applicants will get to work with script-editors and industry experts in a programme of vitual webinars and masterclasses.
Mentors will include ITV's producer of 'Holding' and writers of 'Extra-Ordinary' Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman.
Eimear Markey, Development executive for Screen Ireland said;
"We're delighted to open applications for this TV comedy round. Our goal is to find the freshest and funniest ideas and empower a variety of new and aspiring screenwriters, with an emphasis on the voices that are currently underrepresented."
Funding awards of €10,000 for an individual or €12,000 for a team of writers will be available at the end of the programme.
The deadline for applications to Spotlight 2022 will be 1pm on Monday, the 10th of January. The full details are available on the website www.screenireland.ie/spotlight