GRANTS 10/27/2008


The Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau and Los
Angeles World Airports seek applications from qualified
arts and/or travel journalists from countries in which Los
Angeles has a Sister City for a weeklong, all-expense-paid
professional fellowship program to learn first-hand about the
city’s culture and communities. Los Angeles’ Sister Cities are:
Athens, Greece; Auckland, New Zealand; Beirut, Lebanon; Berlin,
Germany; Bordeaux, France; Busan, Korea; Eilat, Israel; Giza,
Egypt; Guangzhou (formerly Canton), People’s Republic of China;
Ischia, Italy; Jakarta, Indonesia; Kaunas, Lithuania; Lusaka,
Zambia; Makati, The Philippines; Mexico City, Mexico; Mumbai
(formerly Bombay), India; Nagoya, Japan; Salvador de Bahia,
Brazil; San Salvador, El Salvador; Split, Croatia; St.
Petersburg, Russia; Taipei, Taiwan; Vancouver, Canada; and
Yerevan, Armenia. Up to five journalists from media outlets
serving LA’s Sister Cities will be chosen. Scheduled in Los
Angeles from January 24-31, 2009. Pays for all lodging, meals
and events for participants. Airfare and travel expenses to
and from Los Angeles for each fellow will be covered up to a
maximum of US $1,500. Applicants must be currently employed as
professional journalists or must be experienced freelance
journalists on assignment by a media outlet. Deadline
November 21, 2008.



BBC Northern Ireland is once again searching for the next
generation of television writers with the launch of the Tony
Doyle Bursary for New Writing. Now in its sixth year, the
bursary is open to new writers who think they’ve got what it
takes to start a career in television. The aim of the bursary
is to encourage television drama about Ireland by writers new
to the medium. This may include writers experienced in other
forms of fiction as well as new writers. The winner will receive
a cash prize of £2,000.  The winner and three finalists will be
invited to a residential seminar run by the BBC Northern Ireland
Drama Department. We are inviting submissions from writers with
an Irish background. The submission should be either a 60 or
90 minute script for an original television drama. This can be
a single drama or the first episode of a two parter, serial or
series. For series etc, you must attach a synopsis (max two
pages) outlining the remainder of the story. Deadline
November 30, 2008.



First Feature Film Development Programme aims to identify and
support emerging filmmakers: screenwriters, writer/directors
and writer, director, producer teams who have not made a
feature film or who have not yet had a feature film released
theatrically or broadcast on UK television. Generally, awards
of up to £25,000 will be offered to screenwriters/writer-
directors to write and develop a feature film. You should not
apply if you have written a feature length film released
theatrically or broadcast on UK television. Must be 18 years
or over and a national or resident of the UK or another
state of the European Union/European Economic Area.

~ by jwoodall on October 27, 2008.

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