TRIANGLE 2013, a ten month film development scheme, is now open for applications. The scheme aims to develop new ‘triangles’ between writers, directors and producers within the UK film industry. The national scheme has been managed by Screen Yorkshire for three years and selects 45 applicants who form teams, participate in a series of workshops and are mentored by industry professionals. Four teams progress to the final stages and are supported in developing their first draft script.
Triangle 2013 is funded by the Creative Skillset Film Skills Fund as part of ‘A Bigger Future 2’, the UK film skills strategy. Industry participation in previous Triangle programmes includes Studio Canal, Salt, The Works, Distrify, Vertigo, The Agency, United Agents, 2B Pictures, the BFI and Film4.
Triangle 2013 supports and, where necessary, helps form writer-producer-director teams, who will be mentored through the first stage of development for a feature film project. There will be a selection process throughout the programme, and the surviving teams will pitch the best projects to industry in February 2014.
The goal is to find and help teams develop that can not only make a feature film together but may go on to establish as enduring a working relationship as that of the likes of Frank Cottrell Boyce/Andrew Eaton/Michael Winterbottom or Simon Pegg/Edgar Wright/Nira Park.
In the first instance, we are looking for up to 40 writers and writer/directors to attend a virtual 121 story development session with industry mentors on 9 April 2013. From this we will select 12 writers and projects to form the core of the teams in Triangle 2013. The deadline for writers’ applications is 15 March 2013.
The deadline for producers and directors is 26 April 2013. The 12 selected writers (or writer/directors) and up to 36 producers and directors will be invited to the launch event in Sheffield on 10-12 June.