Storyland is the award-winning commissioning project designed to promote emerging creative talent in Ireland and is now in its seventh year.
Writers and producers are provided with the opportunity to craft original Irish dramas which are available to a national and global audience on RTÉ Player.
Open days for applicants are taking place in RTÉ, Dublin on Wednesday, September 21st and in The Mac, Belfast on Thursday, September 22nd.
In a change to previous years, Storyland is becoming more focused on the role of the writer. RTÉ and NI Screen will first commission five scripts and work closely with the writers and producers to develop this work.
Writers need not have any previous experience writing for television or film, and are invited from the worlds of television, film, theatre, literature, documentary and journalism. Directors will then be contracted once the scripts have been further developed and are ready for pre-production. In total, five single dramas of up to 20 minutes duration and each with a budget of €30,000 will be commissioned and shown both nationally and internationally on RTÉ Player.
Visit www.rte.ie/storyland for further information