This bespoke development opportunity will be delivered in partnership by the WBITVP production company Wall to Wall North and the Royal Exchange Theatre.

We’re looking for four talented theatre writers from underrepresented backgrounds based in the North of England to help them embark on their journeys in writing for episodic television.

Four participants will be selected to embark on a paid six-month scheme in which they will hone their craft as writers and receive guidance and insight on navigating a career across stage and screen.

Submit your application for the chance to be a part of the 2024 cohort.

Got questions? Warner Bros. Discovery Access will also be hosting a webinar to answer questions about the programme and application process on Thursday 15th March at 13:00 PM.

Sign up for a slot here
Applications for the WBD Access Northern Writers’ Programme close at 11:59 PM on the 28th of March 2024!
More about the Programme 

During the programme, a unique package of workshops and tailored development opportunities will be delivered by expert mentors and industry professionals. Past masterclasses included conversations with guests such as Doctor Who showrunner and head writer Russell T. Davies OBE, Senior Vice President for HBO Drama Programming Nora Skinner, playwright and Succession Season 1 screenwriter Anna Jordan, and celebrated playwright and screenwriter Chloe Moss.

Over the course of the six-month scheme selected participants will write a one-hour TV pilot spec script; the process of which will include hands-on support from a professional Script Editor and an opportunity to experience the industry-standard script development process.

 In addition, participants will be offered two one-to-one meetings with the Dramaturg from the Royal Exchange Theatre in which they will receive the opportunity to discuss their stage work and receive feedback to further nurture their skills as a playwright.