Netflix and Sky are launching a £100,000-plus screenwriters fellowship for under-represented communities, steered by Sex Education writer Bisha K Ali.
Ali, whose credits also include forthcoming Disney+ series Ms Marvel, is to offer six individuals a year-long opportunity to develop a script, supported by a £22,500 bursary.
The programme, which opens for entries today, will enable its participants to attend monthly seminars and workshops and have an industry mentor. Ali herself will conduct three mentoring meetings with each fellow.
It will also include a placement in the writers room of a Netflix or Sky series,