Mentoring Program

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BEATS Mentoring Program

The B E A T S  Mentoring program is an exciting new mentoring programme for emerging and experienced British East Asian writers and directors, funded by ScreenSkills. Our 9 month program will support professional development that responds to a very specific and real industry need: to develop and provide support for British East Asians working in the screen industry. Alongside the mentoring, participants will benefit from a number of complementary industry training and networking events.

Who is it for?

*British East Asian Writers and directors who come from various backgrounds [film, television, advertising, theatre, literature and games] and want to advance their skills or transition into a screen based medium. E.g. playwright who needs help entering the television industry, or a screenwriter who wants to transition into writing for games, or a mid-level  television writer who needs support transitioning to prime time television, a director looking to build on their first shorts or make their their first feature film. We are interested to hear from writers and directors from different skills levels – each participant will be bespoke matched to the most suitable mentor given their skills and needs.

How to Apply?

Please fill in the form. Please email any of queries regarding this mentorship programme to

We are accepting applications until 18:00PM on 17th February 2020.


The BEATS Mentoring program is supported by ScreenSkills using National Lottery funds awarded by the British Film Institute (BFI) as part of the Future Film Skills programme.

*We use the term British East Asian to mean people of the following descent: Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, North Korea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and their diasporas. These people remain severely underrepresented in the arts in the UK.