BBC Three on the lookout for young talent in Northern Ireland
BBC Three is on the lookout for new young voices and talent in Northern Ireland.
The online change is opening its doors to independent production companies based in Northern Ireland to submit format ideas as part of a new development scheme.
The opportunity is a collaboration with Northern Ireland Screen and BBC Northern Ireland and aims to reflect a diverse range of voices from across the whole of the UK, offering the ultimate promise of a factual entertainment series.
Following the success of shows such as Glow Up, Eating With My Ex, Hot Property, The Rap Game UK and RuPaul’s Drag Race, BBC Three is looking for similar feel-good ideas aimed at 16-24 year-olds that celebrate and unite young people.
Fiona Campbell, Controller, BBC Three, says: “We are excited to join forces with BBC Northern Ireland and Northern Ireland Screen to find young, fresh, talent from the region. This partnership in Northern Ireland is the first of its kind for BBC Three and we want it to help us showcase the distinctiveness and the drive of the local creative sector across the whole of the UK.”
Eddie Doyle, Head of Content Commissioning, says: “This is a fantastic opportunity for young creatives from Northern Ireland to help shape the future of BBC Three and share stories from this place that have never been seen on screen before.”
Submissions will be accepted from 1 November until 5th December 2019. The BBC Three team will then begin a thorough selection process, which may include pitching to BBC Three and BBC commissioning teams and the production of a pilot before one idea will be taken to series and featured on BBC iPlayer.
The successful commission will be the first of four briefs attached to the partnership between BBC Three, BBC Northern Ireland and Northern Ireland Screen. The ambition is to launch the next brief in six month’s time with four commissions in total coming from the scheme across the next two years.