Laurence has won a coveted place on this year’s Channel 4 Drama Screenwriting course, 4Screenwriting.
Over the last 11 years 4Screenwriting has been an invaluable course within the industry, creating the right conditions for new talent to flourish. The course reflects the channel’s commitment to finding and nurturing new voices and is a hothouse for writers to discover their own paths to making great television.
Since 2011, 4Screenwriting has scouted and worked with over 130 new writers, many of whom have gone on to enjoy notable screening writing success. The list of alumni includes screenwriters such as; Charlie Covell (The End of the Fucking World, Banana); Anna Symon (Indian Summers, Mrs Wilson, The Essex Serpent), Theresa Ikoko (Rocks), Nathaniel Price (Noughts & Crosses, Tin Star, The Offenders) Adam Usden (Zero Chill), Namsi Khan (His Dark Materials, Humans), Chandni Lakhani (The Dublin Murders, Vigil).
From almost 4,000 applications, the 12 writers that were selected and completed the 2021 course are: Jeffrey Aidoo, Lisa Carroll, Laurence Clark, Patricia Cumper, Thara Popoola, Martha Reed, Owen Richards, Emilie Robson, Hannah Shury-Smith, Amy Trigg, Will Truefitt and Jingan Young.