The regional screen agency is seeking film-makers with projects that have a particular relevance the US market

Regional screen agency Screen South is inviting applications for its 2010 Trade and Talent Mission to Los Angeles, which coincides with the American Film Market (AFM) in November.

Screen South will be awarding six bursaries of up to $2500 (£1,670) to film-makers who have feature projects with a particular relevance to the US market. 

Successful applicants will receive sales, marketing and development training before flying to LA for AFM, where they will take part in meetings with financiers and agents, in order to create business opportunities with established US industry executives.

The scheme is aimed at supporting film talent based in the south east of England and to introduce emerging talent to the US market as well as promoting south east production companies and facilities to the US Studio’s key decision makers.

Previous participants in the Screen South LA Trade & Talent Missions include Fish Tank director Andrea Arnold, documentary maker Marc Francis, She, A Chinese producer Natasha Dack and Chalet Girl producer Harriet Rees, all of whom are from the region.

The deadline for applications is September 28.