Eleven Opens Applications for Fourth Duly Noted Program


The Sony Pictures Television-backed production company Eleven has opened applications for the fourth year of its Duly Noted script editor training scheme.

The training program was launched by Eleven’s Carissa Hope Lynch in 2021 for development creatives in drama and comedy who wanted to gain more scripted experience to advance their careers and transition into future roles as script editors. This year, BBC will be a partner for the third time.

Duly Noted has always encouraged applications from all people from historically excluded groups, including candidates from across the U.K. who are from ethnically diverse backgrounds, deaf, disabled, neurodivergent, from lower socioeconomic backgrounds and LGBTQIA+.

In 2022, the program expanded to include on-the-ground placements on productions across the industry, with the intention of helping the final cohort earn their first broadcast credits. Placements were facilitated by the BBC and Sony Pictures Television. The 2024 scheme will follow suit, providing access to paid production placements for all participants.

The paid training placements can span anywhere from 10 to 12 weeks. The Duly Noted team continues to focus on attracting regional and national participants from across the U.K.

Duly Noted’s workshops will again take place at Sony Pictures Television HQ in London, with specific funding to host regional participants in the city for the duration of the workshop week.

The full Duly Noted team is returning to run the scheme in 2024, including lead facilitators Lynch, writer Tolulu Dada (Grantchester, Red Rose, No Escape) and inclusion and access lead Sophie Wood.

“Audiences have a proven appetite for seeing diverse stories and individuals on screen, and it’s vital that our industry reflects that at every level,” Dada said. “Diversity and inclusion are not just cute buzz words—they fuel creativity and innovation. I’m delighted to be part of a scheme that supports talented individuals from underrepresented backgrounds, who are ready to step up and get that all-important first broadcast credit.

“It’s exciting to once again partner with organizations across the U.K. who are just as passionate about implementing meaningful change and empowering the next generation of talent by funding placements across the length and breadth of the country. The success of our former trainees speaks for itself, and it’s encouraging to see so many of them return to mentor subsequent cohorts.”

Wood added, “I’m thrilled to be delivering Duly Noted once again in 2024. It’s an honor to be backed by our brilliant funders once again and to be given the opportunity to partner with like-minded industry leaders to carry out what I believe to be truly conscious and kind training and mentorship. The scheme evolves every year based on feedback from our participants and mentors, and Duly Noted is consistently self reflective and self critical. I’m incredibly proud of the consideration that has gone into who the scheme represents, who it’s here for and why we run it. Opportunities like Duly Noted continue to be necessary for our industry, and it’s an honor to be part of its life story.”