Category: ScriptSearch

  • ScriptSearch Writers Commissioned!

    We are very excited to announce that not one, but two scripts from our ScriptSearch competition with Greenacre Films have been selected to be taken forward for full development.

    We received over 1000 entries for the competition in 2020, with 6 writers winning a paid development contract to take their idea to treatment stage. From the final 6, Greenacre were planning on taking just one script to the final stage, with a contract to develop a full-length feature script for the winning writer. However, they were so excited by two of the writers’ ideas, that they’ve now taken not one, but two scripts through to the final development phase.

    The writer’s and their scripts are:

    Funmi Adebanjo – Melanation

    A big opportunity leads to an unexpected connection… and a new level of conflict between feuding family restaurants.

    Jingan Young – No. 2 Daughter

    He’s proud of his Chinese roots. She forgets to take her shoes off at the door. Will a past romance blossom again between a self-proclaimed ‘black sheep’ of a British Chinese family and the cute, self assured boy next door?

    These two writers will now win a paid contract with Greenacre to create a feature length film script of their idea. Greenacre hope to take both scripts to production following this next development phase.

    Amanda Jenks and Nadine Marsh Edwards of Greenacre Films said: ‘We are thrilled to be working with Jingan and Funmi, it was a really difficult decision as all the finalists were amazing. We would like to thank TriForce, Sheryl Crown and our trainee script editors for their hard work and expertise, and we are now looking forward to working with the writers to bring No.2 Daughter and Melanation from script to screen.’

    Fraser Ayres and Minnie Ayres of TriForce Creative Network said: “This has been a fantastic project with Greenacre, it’s so exciting to see real, tangible outcomes to script competitions, and what could be more tangible than a company wanting to get your script filmed!”

  • Greenacre ScriptSearch Finalists!

    The ScriptSearch Finalist have now been announced!

    We are very excited to announce the finalists for ScriptSearch in partnership with Greenacre Films. The writers were selected from over 1000 entries earlier in the summer. The writers and their scripts are:

    Ben Peters – Ego City

    Elaine Gallagher – The Jig Is Up

    Eleanor Mason – Edinburgh Seven

    Funmi Adebanjo – Melanation

    Jingan Young – No. 2 Daughter

    Kellie Shirley – Lioness

    These six writers will now be paid to develop their ideas into a longer treatment for Greenacre. They’ll be working with the experienced team at Greenacre, alongside 3 trainee script editors, to create a compelling treatment for their feature film idea. Greenacre will then decide which one that they would like to take to script with a paid script commission offered to the successful writer.

    We’re so excited to be moving forward with these amazing six writers and their projects, we can’t wait to see the next stage of the process!

  • Announcing ScriptSearch Shortlist!

    The ScriptSearch Shortlist has now been announced!

    We are very excited to announce our shortlist for ScriptSearch in partnership with Greenacre Films. The shortlisted writers and their scripts are:

    Alissa Anne Jeun Yi – Baby Dragon

    Ben Peters – Ego City

    Debbie Howard – Cold

    Elaine Gallagher – The Jig Is Up

    Eleanor Mason – Edinburgh Seven

    Funmi Adebanjo – Melanation

    Jingan Young – No. 2 Daughter

    Karan Kaur – Bequeathed Biji Must Die

    Katrina Smith Jackson – Queerly Beloved

    Kellie Shirley – Lioness

    Ray Grewal – Highland Games

    Sumit Sahni/Diggi Singh – Churel

    What Happens Now?

    These finalists will be invited to take part in an online workshop on Friday 04 September with Greenacre Films and writer and Exec Producer, Fraser Ayres.  The workshop will give the writers an introduction to Greenacre Films, as well as working on their 2 page pitches for their unique film ideas. They will then rework their pitches over the following week and deliver them to Greenacre Films.

    The Next Stage

    Following the delivery of the updated pitches, Greenacre will choose the projects they’d like to take through to the next stage. They will offer selected writers a fee to develop their idea into a 10 page treatment, before deciding if they’d like to commission a script. Writers who are asked to develop their idea into a full script will be paid industry standard fees.

    Good luck to all our shortlisted writers, we’re looking forward to meeting you all at the online workshop!

  • Get your feature idea into development!

    Calling all writers! We’re launching #ScriptSearch with Greenacre Films, to help them find their next feature film project to develop.

    We did of course consider delaying this programme until after the crisis, but we felt that it would be best to keep going and offer this amazing development opportunity for writers, especially as it will result in paid commissions.

    If you’re stuck at home and looking to flex those creative muscles, check out all the details below and get entering!

    Greenacre Films, producers of Netflix Original feature film Been So Long starring Michaela Coel and Arinze Kene, are looking for exciting new film ideas to take into paid development. It is free to enter, and all we need you to submit is a 2 page pitch of a feature film idea and 10-15 pages of the script.

    Now, more than ever, it is hugely important to give a platform to unheard voices. Through Script Search, Greenacre are looking to provide diverse talent with a burning feature film idea the opportunity to develop that idea further with support from their team. We’re looking for stories that you feel haven’t been told before – in any genre at all. This is open to all, with or without literary agents. We want fresh, original projects that haven’t been out in the world yet, so bring us your newest work!

    The projects are going to be developed over the next year or so, so please don’t be limited by current social distancing restrictions in your writing.

    If you’ve been writing away on continuing drama, or working on short form content, this is your opportunity to get that feature film idea developed.

    Greenacre will choose the projects they’d like to take through to the next stage. Selected writers will receive a fee to develop their idea into a 10 page treatment. If you are then selected to go through and are asked to develop the full script, you will be paid industry standard fees.

    “We’re excited to be working with the Triforce Creative Network on #ScriptSearch. We’re keen to find exciting new projects – and it’s great to offer writers the rare chance to have their feature film idea developed”  Nadine Marsh-Edwards, Greenacre Films.

    We originally planned to invite 10 writers to a writing workshop in London, with Greenacre’s producers then select some projects to take forward into paid development. Due to the coronavirus, we are going to move this workshop online, which we intend to take place on Wed 02 Sept 2020.

    Submissions are open from 08 June  – 11.59pm on 19 July 2020. For more information on how to submit, go the entry page.