Arista Development islaunching Scribes 2, a programme for black and minority ethnic screenwriters.

The eight-month screenplaydevelopment scheme is run by Arista, BBC Film and Capitol Films Production.

Mentors in the programmecome from Cuba Pictures, Element Films, Feel Films, Samuelson Productions andTiger Aspect Pictures.

Each participant developsone screenplay and one outline, which are shown to Capitol and BBC throughexclusive first-look deals.

Applications are open untilJune 20.