The Studio21 Drama Series Script Competition (#studio21scriptcomp) has opened for entries, offering a £10,000 development option to new writers with projects that can appeal to a global audience.

You can find out more and enter by going to

The competition connects emerging writers with the content business, offering the winner a £10,000 development option and unique opportunity to connect with the global drama community through C21Media’s Content London event in December.

The winning project will be developed by Studio21, supported by an advisory board made up of the most creative showrunners and television executives in the business.

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


From the pool of submissions, made between 16 June and 13 September 2023, a shortlist of 21 scripts will be selected and from these, six finalists will be chosen to present their script to the global drama business at Content London 2023.

This audience includes key commissioners from digital platforms including Amazon, Netflix and Hulu to broadcasters from ABC, BBC and Channel 4 to YLE and ZDF, attending Content London.

The winning writer will receive £10,000 from Studio21 to option the project and acquire the script. Studio21 will further develop the project in association with the writer to take out internationally.

The Studio21 Drama Series Script Competition is produced in association with C21Media, Content London and Script Angel.

Each finalist will also receive a free consultancy session from Script Angel.

For more information, including submission guidelines, FAQs and full terms and conditions go to 

Don’t miss this opportunity to get your script in front of the world’s drama community! We are looking for original drama series with global appeal. Be part of the story.

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Hayley McKenzie