ITV Studios and BBC Drama are seeking deaf, disabled, autistic and neurodivergent aspiring filmmakers for a training opportunity on upcoming The A Word spin-off, Ralph and Katie.

The new drama series follows the lives of the characters of Katie and Ralph from the original show. The show is co-produced by ITV Studios and Keshet Productions in association with Tiger Aspect, and will be written by Peter Bowker alongside new and emerging disabled writers.

ITV Studios and BBC Drama are teaming up with TripleC DANC to offer behind the scenes access for those interested in how a High-End TV production is made. DANC will facilitate access and support participants throughout the process.

The programme is for people at an early stage in their career and the programme will take place remotely, with participants being given confidential access to key documents which will stretch from pre-production to the final edit of the first episode. Participants will also have access to meetings (fortnightly via Zoom) with various heads of departments as they discuss scripts, location scouting, scheduling, budgeting, set design, and wardrobe.

The programme will be prioritising Manchester and North West applicants for some of the places.

The programme runs from mid-February 2022 for 6 months.

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Jon Creamer

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