Is The Old World Dead? Should You Be Writing For The Web?

Room: D202/3

with Stephen Follows, Heather Taylor, and Mawaan Rizwan
moderated by Iyare Igiehon

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The world wide web presents endless opportunities for writers and filmmakers. Democratic and open, literally anyone can get started online – as long as you have a keyboard and an internet connection.

But knowing where to start in this huge endeavour is a conundrum itself. Focus is needed to achieve the best results.

Heather Taylor of Red On Black Productions and producer of web comics, Maawan Rizwan, a comedy web show producer with 55K subscribers and award winning producer Stephen Follows give you their invaluable insights on how they got started online. They will also discuss whether the “old world” of the industry is dead – and if the “new world” of the internet is dawning and how writers can take advantage of this.

If you want to make the most out of the internet and its countless opportunities, this is a session not to be missed.

Appearing in this session

Heather Taylor

Heather Taylor – Screenwriter and Director

Credits include: Raptured, The Last Thakur

Writer, director Heather's sci-fi web series Raptured has had nearly a half a million views. Season 2 launches in 2013.
Heather Taylor
Iyare Igiehon

Iyare Igiehon – Presenter, producer and director

Credits include: Direct Edition

One-time record promoter, music video director, writer, this comic book fan presents the comic book show 'Direct Edition'
Iyare Igiehon
Mawaan Rizwan

Mawaan Rizwan – Screenwriter

Credits include: Malum TV, Jimmy Will Play

Mawaan writes, produces & performs in his own comedy show on YouTube, which has drawn in over 14 million views.
Mawaan Rizwan
Stephen Follows

Stephen Follows – Writer and producer

Credits include: Baseline, Sign Language

Stephen Follows is an award-winning writer and producer. 
Stephen Follows