Creative England has joined forces with five regional partners to launch a major England-wide programme of support to emerging writers who are ready to develop their knowledge, craft and voice for the big screen. iWrite brings together five organisations who share deep regional roots and a longstanding commitment to developing new writing talent, including: Bristol Old Vic; Birmingham Repertory Theatre; Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester; Writers’ Centre Norwich & Live Theatre Newcastle
Over an eight-month programme each partner will host an intensive weekend residential in their region, bringing together a cohort of writers.
Eighteen nominated writers will be provided with the tools and knowledge to help develop their talent and experience from other fields, including theatre; novels and television, towards writing for film. We are thrilled to announce that Zodwa Nyoni is one of the 18 writers!
Paul Ashton, Senior Film Executive at Creative England said:
“Supporting regional voices at a key point in their career is at the heart of Creative England’s mission,” “One thing I know is you can’t just wait fort he best talent to come to you – you must go out and find it, nurture it, protect it and embolden it. The best way to do that is to work hand in hand with those who know their regions and know their talent.
This partnership is the perfect recipe to discover, inspire and support th next generation of writers for the big screen and I can’t wait to see what they create along the way.”