The Writers’ Couch invites you to pitch your feature film projects! By adapting the standard development process to allow for new talent to enter, we’re able to offer writers from all walks of life the opportunity to further their screenwriting careers. Through the Writers’ Couch we hope to discover outstanding writing talent, develop long-term relationships and develop scripts into successful films.
The Cascade Media Development team – Mark Fisher, Cora Palfrey, Daniel Campos Pavoncelli and Kristin Irving – wish to uncover raw writing talent irrespective of an individual’s background.
All we request is that you have a completed feature-length screenplay for the project you wish to pitch; are over the age of 18; live in the UK; and do not have literary representation.
The submissions window is currently closed. Please check back for future updates or follow us on Twitter: @Writers_Couch. Please see the calendar for important dates.
This is not a competition. There are no entry fees or prizes.
Please apply using the form below.Application form
You’ll need to provide your contact details, brief information about your project, along with the first ten pages of your script. In addition, please download and read the terms and conditions. We’ll consider your application and get back to you after the current deadline.
If we feel your project may be suitable for Cascade, you’ll be invited to pitch your idea to us at our London office (18 Broadwick Street, London W1F 8HS).
Each pitch has been allocated a time slot of ten minutes, so best to prepare beforehand. We realize that it may be difficult for everybody to travel to London but we would really like to have that face-to-face contact with you!
If we still believe your idea shows potential, we’ll request the full script and take the time to read it thoroughly.
From here, we may decide we like your writing style but the story isn’t for us, in which case we’ll ask you to come back for an in-depth discussion about how we may be able to support you as a writer.
If we have read the full script and the Writers’ Couch team agrees it has good potential, we will contact you to discuss the progress of your project (this may lead to an offer to option the script).
If you have a feature-length script ready to pitch, please apply. We look forward to considering your project!