Thursday 1 May 2008

Pygmalion Plus

Pygmalion Plus is a MEDIA-funded European programme for professional writers to develop a project, be it feature film, animated or live-action TV series, or interactive/cross platform.

Applicants for Pygmalion Plus may be screenwriters and also people accomplished in an allied field, including theatre or fiction, wishing to write for the screen for the first time. The programme will also consider applications from directors or producers developing projects in close collaboration with a writer, and from animators with animation or interactive projects.

There are four places for team support participants who are usually producers, script editors or readers. They are attached to a specific group (ie feature film, animated TV series, interactive media etc) and work with the writers, and the mentor offering support and assistance. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience of the development process and a greater understanding of the writer's task.

Participation in Pygmalion Plus also results in building networks of potential colleagues and collaborators from amongst fellow participants and programme mentors. There are also opportunities to participate in the Cinekid Festival and BUFF film festival pitching forum.

Dates and Sessions:

  • 1st Lab: 8-day residential Lab: August 31- September 7, 2008
  • 2nd Lab 3-day residential session: late November 2008 (Date TBC)
There will be Internet support from the programme mentors after both sessions up until December 2008

The deadline for receipt of applications is 2nd June, 2008. Application details and forms can be dowloaded from the web site.

Participants pay their own travel costs but all board and lodging is provided. The working language for the programme is English. The programme is subsidised but there is a fee of €750 (+ VAT) per participant.

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