BBC New Directors’ Scheme - Doctors

Category: TV

BBC New Directors’ Scheme – Doctors | Deadline: 14th January 2019 at 5pm

BBC Drama, supported by BBC Studios & Directors UK, is pleased to announce the latest round of their directors’ training scheme.

We are now inviting applications from directors to apply for Doctors.

As part of their training, successful candidates will receive a full credit on one episode of the drama. If the director has shown that they can meet the standards required, the show aims to hire them within nine months for a full directorial commission. It is our ambition that this will be the first step of an ongoing partnership with each of these directors; and, as their careers develop, so will their relationship with the BBC and the wider television drama community.

We are looking for directors who are passionate about the show they are applying for. Consequently, candidates should be able to show a solid knowledge of their chosen show if they are invited to interview.

There will be three trainee director spots available on Doctors and applications are open to anyone who meets the terms and conditions outlined below.

The selection panel will include: Anne Edyvean (Head of BBC Writersroom), Simon Nelson (Development Executive, BBC Writersroom), a team of experienced TV directors and BBC Execs.

  • OPENING DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 13th December 2018 from 10am
  • CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 14th January 2019, 5pm
  • LONGLIST INTERVIEWS: 15th February – 1st March 2019
  • SHORTLIST INTERVIEWS: Early March 2019
  • FINAL SELECTION NOTIFIED BY: 1st April 2019

Please submit your CV; a pitch of up to one page explaining why you would like to be considered for the BBC Doctors Directors’ Scheme; and up to 2 hyperlinks to your showreel and/or other supporting materials. You must submit via the BBC Writersroom online submission system. Please note that your CV and pitch must be submitted in PDF format.

SUBMISSIONS OPEN: Thursday 13th December 2018 at 10AM

DEADLINE: Monday 14th January 2019 at 5PM

Submit your entry for the Doctors Directors Scheme using this link

*Please Note: As we are the BBC Writersroom, our portal for taking submissions is designed, in the first instance, for scripts. If you enter the name of the scheme as your “Title” and ignore the logline box, all other fields will apply.*

Read the full Terms and Conditions

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