Writing for young audiences: Have you considered?

Room: Tuke Cinema
Time: Saturday 3:30pm

with Elly Brewer, Emma Reeves, Danny Robins, and Nathan Cockerill
moderated by Mellie Buse

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Writing for young audiences rarely seems to be an entry point for new writers, yet it is demonstrably a huge market that is in many ways starved for great stories.

How does writing for young people differ from say adult themed drama? And who is looking for it?

Join Mellie Buse and our esteemed panel as we explore why writing for young audiences could be the smartest choice of your career.

Appearing in this session

Danny Robins

Danny Robins – Screenwriter & Broadcaster

Credits include: Young Dracula, We Are History

Danny created the hugely successful BAFTA and RTS Award winning BBC children’s series Young Dracula.
Danny Robins
Elly Brewer

Elly Brewer – Screenwriter

Credits include: The Story Of Tracy Beaker, The Dumping Ground

Elly is a multi-award winning writer who’s been writing TV for young people since the mid-80’s.
Elly Brewer
Emma Reeves

Emma Reeves – Screenwriter

Credits include: The Dumping Ground, Tracy Beaker Returns

Emma is a versatile and experienced writer working across adult and children's TV drama and the stage.
Emma Reeves
Nathan Cockerill

Nathan Cockerill – Screenwriter

Credits include: M.I.High, Peter Rabbit, House Of Anubis

Nathan is a Scriptwriter with eighteen years experience writing for both children’s and adult television.
Nathan Cockerill
Mellie Buse

Mellie Buse – Screenwriter & Producer

Credits include: Grandpa In My Pocket

Grandpa In My Pocket has received three BAFTA nominations and won the 2010 Welsh BAFTA for Best Children’s Programme.
Mellie Buse