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Writers' Cramp is open for applications!

Aspiring writer? Wannabe script editor?

Writers’ Cramp is seeking disabled aspiring writers and would be script editors for a six-month programme sponsored by Creative Skillset.

We know from Creative Skillset’s last census that disabled talent is underrepresented in the Film and TV industry. Writers’ Cramp aims to address this by finding 5 new writers and 5 new script editors to enter the industry to shake things up and get new stories and voices heard. 

What’s on offer?

Monthly training delivered by thinkBIGGER!

The five successful writers will receive four workshops from a dedicated tutor who will help you develop your own script. You will then get one on one personal feedback on your script in the final fifth session.

The five successful script editors will receive four bespoke workshops from industry speakers plus two weeks of paid shadowing experience at a production company or shadowing an individual.

The workshops will be classroom based and will take place in central London either in the evening or a half-day on a Saturday (to be confirmed with the successful applicants).

Not sure which role is for you? 

Take a look at the link below to find out more about the role of the writer and script editor.

More information on the role of the writer:

More information on the role of the script editor:

How to apply

Send an email to with either WRITER or SCRIPT WRITER in the subject line including:

-       Your CV 

-       A short paragraph about you, how your disability affects you and why you are applying for the role

-       If applying for the Writer role - An example of your writing work. This doesn’t need to be anything elaborate or polished, we just need to get an idea of your style of writing

-       If applying for the Script Editor role - A short script report on a script of your choosing (If you’re not sure what a script report is then this should explain more about it; )

Deadline for applications is Friday 13th May at 5pm.


Will I be paid?

No you won’t be paid for the training but we will offer a nominal fee to cover costs for the script editors when completing their shadowing placements. We also cannot provide assistance towards travel costs so please do keep in mind that you’ll need to get to central London once a month for training.

What are you looking for from applicants?

We want to see passion for the industry and for the role that you applying for. We need to see that you are enthusiastic and willing to work hard, everything else we can teach you through the training sessions. 

When will it start?

Successful candidates will be notified by Friday 20th May. We don’t have the training dates confirmed just yet as we like to be as flexible as possible due to tutor and participant availability but training will begin the week commencing Monday 30th May 2016 so please ensure you are available during that week should you be successful. Training will take place once a month. The scheme will end by the end of November 2016.  

Will I get a job at the end of the scheme?

No we can’t guarantee you will be given a job at the end of the scheme but we hope, through the contacts you make during the training sessions, that you will have a good network of people to send your CV to for future work. We also have a great track record of working with new talent so will endeavour to assist in this process.

For more information email  

Good luck!

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