Script Lab 4: Writing TV Crime Drama with Waking The Dead’s Barbara Machin

with Barbara Machin

Script Lab 4: Writing TV Crime Drama with Waking The Dead’s Barbara Machin image

This lab is run by top TV showrunner: Barbara Machin, the mind behind top cold case drama WAKING THE DEAD and tough cop drama KISS OF DEATH as well as a whole host of other TV gold.  If you want to write TV Crime Drama, this lab is essential.

A mistress of intrigue, Barbara is known for her amazing ability to interweave intricate plotlines to build suspense and multiple POVs. But it’s not at the expense of character: Boyd and Grace in WAKING THE DEAD are icons of the “cops of docs” genre and her fantastic Christmas episode of CASUALTY “Killing Me Softly” showed new sides to familiar characters that we’d never seen before.

Barbara Machin did a packed-out talk at the very first LSF in 2010 – and now 6 labbers will be able to pick over and analyse “the evidence” with her for three hours and give their own work a jump start.

So if you want to learn from the best on how to make *your* cops n’ docs script stand out from the crowd, this is the Script Lab for you!

You will be asked to supply

  • A logline
  • A 1 page synopsis
  • 3 pages ONLY (from anywhere in the script)