The Universal Filmed Entertainment Group’s (UFEG) Global Writers Program identifies both experienced and up-and-coming writers based in the United Kingdom pursuing a writing career in feature film. In partnership with Working Title, the one-year paid program engages writers to create film content for potential production development consideration. The program seeks to develop storytellers who organically incorporate multicultural and global perspectives in their writing and provides them with creative guidance from executives, producers and/or designated creative consultants to help shape their material. Writers are encouraged to develop feature film ideas that share their own unique perspectives and life experiences through relatable characters in entertaining and captivating ways.
If selected writer(s) will write three (3) treatments and a screenplay. Although the goal is for projects to move into development, studio development/production is not guaranteed. Additionally, writers can potentially contribute to active studio projects in development and/or production via brainstorming sessions.
Ideas and material written during the program term will become property of UFEG. Additionally, Working Title will pre-negotiate a standard writer deal memo setting out terms that will govern writer’s engagement post program term, should a writer’s material be identified for further development content.