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Nfts & UK Production Company Popcorn Group Launch New Writers Award; First Winner Is “Bridgerton-esque” TV Pilot ‘Silly Girl’

Nfts & UK Production Company Popcorn Group Launch New Writers Award; First Winner Is “Bridgerton-esque” TV Pilot ‘Silly Girl’

Exclusive: The UK’s National Film and Television School and local production company Popcorn Group have teamed up to launch a new writers prize for “stories with strong identities which look to shape the conversation around social and political issues in a thought-provoking way”.

The inaugural Nfts Popcorn Award has been won by Nfts Screenwriting Ma student Lily Seriki for her “Bridgerton-esque” TV pilot black-comedy Silly Girl, about gender, race and societal expectations in Regency England.

The pilot follows two teenage girls who are meant to be mastering the performance of simpering femininity. But Cecily is an autistic gynecologist with no tolerance for pretense, and Olive is a mixed-race woman with explosive Adhd. Up against a world that seeks to ‘cure’ their minds by controlling their bodies, the best friends learn to love their pathologized identities and fight for a life that’s free, independent, and defiantly insane.

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