This section of the website - 4Producers - provides in-depth information about content and commissioning. In each genre department you will find an overview, a detailed briefing outlining what that department is looking for, and a contacts list.
Please read all the available information before contacting the individual commissioners - you will find that the majority of your questions are answered here.
Briefing information is updated on a regular basis, and individual briefs, such as the Contestable Pot and Global Format Fund, will also be outlined in this section of the website, so please do check back to make sure you have the most up to date information.
Please also read our Future4 Strategy for more information about our commissioning priorities.
We believe the relationship between Channel 4 and producers is at the heart of our success. We want it to be a genuine creative partnership: empowering, collaborative and candid. That's why we've produced a 'Creative Contract' to spell out how we want to work together.
To find out more about our promise to producers, please access the Creative Contract here.
If you have any further questions about working with Channel 4, please contact the Head of Indie Relations, Rebecca Thompson on email@example.com.
Using the 4Producers Website
To make sure that we are inclusive and accessible to all, the information in this section may be made available in a different format on request.
If you cannot find what you are looking for, or have any other questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For Channel 4's Diversity Guidelines, click HERE.
For information on how to submit your ideas to us, click HERE.
Non-Scripted Indie Briefing 2021
We made some of the briefing sessions available to watch on-demand, you can find them in the following link. If there's no video for the genre or session you're interested in, please refer to the relevant genre or department pages for the latest information.
We currently do not have a sign up or mailing list facility enabled for future briefings, but please check the 4Producers site regularly for any updates.
Global Format Fund
Channel 4’s Global Format Fund is designed to stimulate the creation of new UK original formats designed to meet both Channel 4 and Producers’ needs for new hits in the UK and internationally. To find out more about the fund, please click here.
To find out more about funds from the Contestable Pot please click here.
Emerging Indie Fund
For more on the Emerging Indie Fund please click here.
For the framework on managing risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in production making, click here.
In addition to these guidelines Channel 4 have our own COVID Filming Guidelines which should be obtained from your Commissioning Editor. Both sets of guidelines should be read when planning filming.