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.

Creative Contract

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 rthompson@channel4.co.uk.

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 producersupport@channel4.co.uk


For Channel 4's Diversity Guidelines, click HERE.


For information on how to submit your ideas to us, click HERE.

Genre Briefing 2021

We will be announcing digital genre briefings in autumn 2021. Please email Rebecca Thompson on rthompson@channel4.co.uk to request to be added to the mailing list to make sure that you hear about these events.

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.

Contestable Pot

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.

Coronavirus Framework

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.