The Robert McKee International Screenwriting Scholarship

“Stories live inside us all. Too often, talented writers remain unnurtured and lost. I’m thrilled to partner with Regent’s University London and give voice to those yet to be heard.”



About the Scholarship

Robert McKee and Regent’s University London are thrilled to announce the launch of the Robert McKee International Screenwriting Scholarship, beginning with the 2018/19 academic year.

The award, worth £7,000 per year, will be given to one student who enrolls on the BA (Hons) Screenwriting & Producing programme each year.

An additional award, worth £3,000, will also be given to one student each year on the MA Writing for Screen & Stage programme.

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How to Apply

The successful scholars will need to have already been offered a place on their relevant programme, before submitting a 500 word statement on why the scholarship would be important to them. On top of reduced tuition fees, the successful scholars will be given complimentary places at the Robert McKee Story Seminar, as well as free attendance at the London Screenwriting Festival, which has been hosted at Regent’s for the last few years.

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About Regent's University

Regent’s University is an independent university, set in the heart of London’s idyllic Regent’s Park. Since gaining university status in 2012, Regent’s has become one of the most ethnically diverse learning institutions in the UK, with over 140 countries represented on campus.

Regent’s University offers a rich learning experience, developing independent, confident thinkers ready to establish themselves in the globalised world. Regent’s also provides a focus on community outreach. partnering with a number of like-minded organisations ranging from the local, One Westminster, to the global, such as the Tutu Foundation.

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About Robert McKee

McKee, a Fulbright Scholar, is the most sought-after screenwriting lecturer around the globe. Providing consultation to film and television companies such as 20th Century Fox, Disney, Paramount, & MTV, his screenwriting courses have been taught in almost 40 cities worldwide, and to notable Oscar winners such as Peter Jackson, Jane Campion, Akiva Goldsman, and Geoffrey Rush. In fact, McKee alumni have thus far won over 60 Academy Awards, 200 Emmy Awards and upwards of 100 Writers Guild of America Awards.

McKee’s Channel 4 special J’accuse Citizen Kane won the BAFTA for Best Arts Program, 1991. His classic text STORY received an International Moving Image Book Award. This year, he was inducted into Final Draft’s Hall of Fame, joining industry peers such as Lawrence Kasdan (STAR WARS, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK) and Steven Zaillian (SCHINDLER’S LIST, GANGS OF NEW YORK).

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“It’s a great honor for Regent’s to be offering a scholarship in Robert McKee’s name. It’s our way of acknowledging Robert’s huge commitment to story in screenwriting and will be a really valuable way of empowering young screenwriters to successfully enter the industry.”



(Head of Programs, Film, Media & Performance)

“The Robert McKee International Scholarship is really going to raise the profile of Regent’s as an international leader in the teaching screenwriting. We’re delighted that Robert’s support will enable us to train a stream of Regent’s graduates with skills and knowledge in his distinctive approach to screenwriting and storytelling.”



(Head of Student Recruitment)