with Nicola Larder
TV Drama Producer Nicola Larder (Marcella, The Tunnell) rolls up her sleeves and delves deep into your TV projects in this intensive 3 hr lock-in; admission is by application only.
Nicola is one of the most prolific young producers working in UK television drama today. Having started out as a Script Editor, she quickly worked her way up the development ladder and found a home at Buccaneer by pitching Marcella to Tony Wood as an 8 part series penned by Scandi-noir writer, Hans Rosenfeldt. Marcella was Hans’ first show in the UK.
In this LAB you will get the once in a writer’s lifetime opportunity to workshop your TV scripts with Nicola (and each other); enhancing, improving and elevating everything that’s already working to greater levels while fixing the problems you already know exist and (more likely) highlighting and troubleshooting many that you don’t.
With five new pairs of fresh eyes on your work, plus a world class, kick-ass Producer dishing out feedback, advice, experience and mentorship throughout, you’re guaranteed to walk out of this LAB with a stronger script, renewed confidence in yourself and your projects and a greater understanding of how Producer’s work with writers and their material and, moreover, what’ they’re looking for in both.
If you are selected, you will be expected to read and provide feedback on ALL six projects in this lab. It will be an immersive experience for all participants.
There will also be an online ‘meet-up’ before the festival to get a jump on the story analysis process. Hopefully the bond you forge through the entire lab experience will continue beyond the Festival.
To be considered for this lab, you will need to submit (in PDF format):
- Synopsis / Treatment for your fully developed TV Drama.
- The first 10 pages of the Pilot episode.
- 500 words on why you need to be a part of this lab.
Appearing in this session
Credits include: Marcella, The Tunnel, Dracula
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Screenwriter and Director Jonathan Lynn (Yes Minister, My Cousin Vinny) heads up this Lab for LSF18. Work directly with him and get invaluable feedback on your writing from one of the best in the business.