The TCN Incubator form

Please use this form to apply for the TCN Incubator.

We’re looking for people who are serious about a TV writing career. You will be developed over a 12 month period with regular workshops, script development and mentoring.

You do NOT need to be represented by an agent to enter.

Because this is a step up from our WriterSlam programme, we are asking for people who can show some experience in writing, but we’re quite flexible about what this might be. You might have had a TV development commission, have had a play script or short film script produced, or had a reading of your script with actors. This can be something you’ve produced yourself and it doesn’t need to have been a paid job.

Please read the instructions carefully. We need you to provide:

1. A 15 page extract from a TV script in either word or PDF format. Please ONLY attach 15 pages. The script can be drama or comedy and there is no limit on the number of characters. It can be the first 15 pages, or a 15 page extract from elsewhere in the script. We’re using this extract to assess your ability to write dialogue and create convincing characters, so we suggest avoiding extracts which have a large amount of description. Please name this file using the following format: lastname.firstname.titleofscript

2. Your CV in either word or PDF format. Please include details of any writing experience, including any commissions, readings or script editing for example. Please name this file using the following format: lastname.firstname.CV

We are also asking you to provide two further ideas as pitches of 500 words each. This is part of the form, you do not need to attach another document.

While you should submit your strongest ideas, bear in mind showing some variety in terms of the format could strengthen your chances, for example entering a script for a returning drama as well as two pitches for mini-series or features. This does not apply to genre, so if, say, comedy is more your bag, it is completely fine to stay with that for your script as well as your pitches, although you are welcome to submit different genres for any or all of these if you wish.

For more information about the Incubator programme, please click here.

  • Please attach your 15 page script and CV here in either Word or PDF format, using the following format for the title of the document: lastname.firstname.titleofscript and
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