Scripted television – from expensive period drama to Soaps, Cops and Docs – has had a resurgence since we lost Brookside, Family Affairs, Crossroads and The Bill. SKY is now a major commissioner of drama, ITV is aggressively commissioning new drama, and the BBC and Channel 4 continue to seek scripted drama.
How to get commissioned, what shows to target, how to raise your TV drama game and why writing for TV might be a better choice than chasing the elusive feature film, will be discussed by agent Julian Friedmann, ex script editor and producer Christopher Walker who runs the MA in Television Scriptwriting at De Montfort University (authors of new book THE INSIDERS’ GUIDE TO WRITING FOR TELEVISION) with leading TV writers Jed Mercurio and Tony Marchant.
Appearing in this session
Credits include: Garrow's Law, Great Expectations (BBC)
Tony Marchant won The 1999 Dennis Potter Award at BAFTA for his writing services to television.
Agent and great supporter of emerging talent.
Author: The Insiders Guide to Writing for TV
Script editor and producer Christopher is also programme leader for De Montfort’s MA in TV Scriptwriting.