Flip the Script


Flip The Script is a new creative talent development programme for trainee script editors launched by social enterprise SharpFutures with the support of Sky Studios and ScreenSkills, curated by Cameron Roach and members of the Sky Drama team.

The aim and vision of the programme is to inspire and encourage a new generation of scripted professionals, specifically with a focus on individuals in the North West, by offering twelve paid placements for trainee script editors to acquire and hone their skills and editorial voice, enabling them to go forward and apply for positions as researchers, script editors, assistant story editors and dramaturgs in the future. 

Who it's for

The 12-week programme, which commences in May, is targeted at trainee script editors living in Greater Manchester and the North West.

What it covers

This paid placement programme will allow successful individuals to work with industry experts, have access to shows in production and enable them to work with writers in the future to generate ideas. Successsful applicants will also have the opportunity to train in recognised industry software Final Draft. 

The initiative will include masterclasses from:

  • Nicola Shindler
  • Paul Abbott
  • Furquan Akhtar
  • Danny Brocklehurst
  • Jerome Bucchan-Nelson
  • Lisa Holdsworth
  • Namsi Khan
  • Lisa McGee
  • Liz Lewin
  • Cameron Roach

Masterclasses (if not on location or online) will be held within The Sharp Project or Space Studios Manchester. As well as these named individuals the initiative will also ensure participants have exposure to a wide variety of scripted content and contributors which will include employees and creatives working with Sky, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5,  Netflix, NBC, AbbottVision, Quay Street Productions, Lime Pictures & CBBC.

How to apply

Please click here to apply.

The deadline for application is Friday, April 9 2021.



SharpFutures is a social enterprise that supports talent into employment in the creative digital sector. They are based at The Sharp Project and Space Studios, both in Manchester.

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