Studio21 & BFI NETWORK: Drama Series Script Competition – Writing a TV Pilot

  • Tue 24 Aug

    Studio21 & BFI NETWORK: Drama Series Script Competition – Writing a TV Pilot


For this webinar BFI NETWORK South West will be joined by Hayley McKenzie, founder and CEO of Script Angel & co-founder and Creative Director of Studio21; both lead partners on the Studio21 Drama Series Script Competition.

The first part of the webinar will be a talk from Hayley McKenzie discussing what Studio21 are looking from a pilot TV drama script and what to include in your supporting series treatment. Hayley will share with us the experiences of previous winners of the script competition, now in development with Studio21.

Afterwards there will be opportunity for you to ask any questions to Hayley about the Studio21 Drama Series Script Competition.

The Studio21 Drama Series Script Competition is open for entries, looking for a pilot script for an international drama series that will appeal to audiences worldwide. The closing date for entries is 1 October 2021.

This unique competition offers six finalists the opportunity to pitch their project to the global drama business at Content London 2021.

The winner receives a £10,000 development option from Studio21 who will develop the project with the writer, supported by an advisory board made up of the most creative showrunners and executives in the business.

Script Angel is a major partner of the Studio21 Drama Series Script Competition, responsible for the high-quality evaluation of the submitted projects by their team of professional script readers and editors.

Previous winners now have their shows in development with Studio21 and leading co-producing partners, and the raft of new writers and projects taken under the Studio21 wing is commanding the attention of commissioners and co-producers worldwide.

The webinar will take place from 5.30 pm – 6.30 pm on Tuesday 24th August. There will be a live transcript available via

To secure your place please register via the link below

Register via Zoom

Hayley McKenzie is the founder and CEO of Script Angel, a professional screenwriter development and training organisation for the film and television industry. Formerly a development and script executive, Hayley has over 20 years’ experience in the screen industry.

Hayley is also the co-founder and Creative Director of the production company Studio21, a next-generation talent incubator. Studio21’s mission is to discover, develop and connect the best emerging writers and projects with the industry.

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