Building on British Strengths: Should You Write A Period Drama?

Room: D204/5

with Roland Moore, Chris Hill, and Kevin Hood
moderated by Stephen May

Building on British Strengths: Should You Write A Period Drama? image

Watch This Session

Period drama is something the British have *always* excelled at … in both television and film. Whether DOWNTON ABBEY or THE KING’S SPEECH, audiences are lapping it up more than ever.

But despite notable success, period drama can be expensive, frustrating producers. Writers are becoming disillusioned with period drama, believing it to have become somewhat of a cliché.

Yet a good period drama does not have to be a cliché and doesn’t have to be expensive either! There are new ways of telling stories on a budget, as demonstrated by Roland Moore’s LAND GIRLS. Roland will be joined by fellow period drama writers Chris Hill, Mark Pallis and Kevin Hood who will be sharing the tricks of the trade.

Appearing in this session

Kevin Hood

Kevin Hood – Screenwriter

Credits include: Becoming Jane, Eastenders, Medics

Stage, Screen and TV writer Kevin wrote Becoming Jane and has hundreds of hours of British TV under his belt.
Kevin Hood
Stephen May

Stephen May – Producer and Director

Credits include: Director of The Screen Arts Institute

Director of the Screen Arts Institute, Stephen May has written, produced and directed for theatre, TV and Film here and in the US.
Stephen May
Roland Moore

Roland Moore – Screenwriter

Credits include: Land Girls, Rastamouse, Smack the Pony

Roland created the award-winning returning drama series Land Girls for BBC1 and has written for a range of television series.
Roland Moore
Chris Hill

Chris Hill – Screenwriter

Credits include: Skins, The Last Station, Butterfly Kick

Young gun Chris has his first feature screenplay due to start shooting later this year.
Chris Hill