Applicants to the UK Film Council's Development Fund will now be able to get free feedback on unaccepted scripts thanks to a deal with The Script Connection.

Consultants Lisa Neeley and Richard Tindall of The Script Connection and their team will offer independent assessments of the scripts not taken on by the Fund.

' The Script Connection's range of services is exceptional in that they serve the needs of the UK industry as well as individual writers,' said Natalie Wreyford, Senior Development Executive at the UK Film Council commented. ' We're delighted that they're now providing the Development Fund's feedback service.'