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BBC3 wants emerging doc directors for new Adult Season

Digital channel BBC 3 is looking for emerging doc directors, 18 and over, to provide new content for its 'Fresh' documentary strand's upcoming Adult Season.
October 22, 2010

Digital channel BBC 3 is looking for emerging doc directors, 18 and over, to provide new content for its ‘Fresh’ documentary strand’s upcoming Adult Season. This time around, interested parties that are UK residents are being asked to pitch on the themes of ‘When Are You a Grown-Up?’ and ‘My Mum and Me.’ The channel says that ideas should be ‘populist but springboard into thought-provoking and rich documentary content.’ Fifteen to 20 finalists will be chosen from the submissions, and up to six emerging directors will be chosen from a pitching session, to be held in London on December 15, 2010. Each director will have a budget up to £100,000 to be managed by BBC Commissioning.
Applicants must be 18 years or over on Monday November 29, 2010 and cannot have previously directed an hour-long documentary for network television. The deadline for submissions is November 29, 2010. The films chosen for the strand will be commissioned by mid-January 2011, to air later in the year. For more information, click here.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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