Channel 4 Reveals Selected Writers for 4Screenwriting 2022


Channel 4 has unveiled the 12 writers who won places in the 2022 edition of its drama screenwriting course, 4Screenwriting.

The course pairs upcoming writers with an industry script editor to develop a pilot episode script and introduce them to key contacts within the industry. Over the last 12 years, it has taken on over 140 new writers.

This year’s chosen participants, selected from almost 3,000 applications, are Iman Boujelouah, Edward Cripps, Lucy Goodman, Tiwa Lade, Nicole Latchana, William Mager, Nina Millns, Anthony Moriarty, Kirsty Rider, Harry Robertson, Paven Virk and Lydia Yeoman.

The list of alumni includes Charlie Covell (The End of the F**king World, Banana); Anna Symon (Indian Summers, Mrs Wilson, The Essex Serpent), Theresa Ikoko (Rocks), Nathaniel Price (Noughts & Crosses, Tin Star, The Offenders), Adam Usden (Zero Chill), Namsi Khan (His Dark Materials, Humans), Chandni Lakhani (The Dublin Murders, Vigil), Amy Trigg (Ralph and Katie), Annalisa D’Innella (Ralph and Katie) and Laurence Clark (Perfect).

The 4Screenwriting course will run again in 2023, and entries are being accepted from September 16 to October 3, 2022. It is open to applicants without a screenwriting credit.

“We’re delighted with the work of this year’s 4Screenwriting cohort,” said Caroline Hollick, head of drama at Channel 4. “Once again, the scheme has shown what an incredible pool of writing talent we have in the U.K. and the writers join an impressive list of 4Screenwriting graduates. Channel 4 Drama is committed to developing new talent, and we’re thrilled to continue 4Screenwriting into 2023.”

Producer Lisa Walters said, “I’ve been lucky enough to witness the growth of 4Screenwriting over the years, nurturing some of the best fresh voices in our industry. Each year, 12 fantastic scripts, many leading producers and production companies are keen to read. The discovery of the top emerging talent is what they hope for and frequently what they find. There are so many brilliant writers, 4Screenwriting alum, who’ve begun fruitful careers in this way. Long may that continue. Hundreds of stories told from diverse authors, it’s the heartland of Channel 4 drama and essential for providing an opportunity for talent, whatever their background, to shine.”