Writing For TV: Why The Goggle Box Is The Best Place To Carve A Career

Room: Tuke Hall

with Julian Friedmann, Christopher Walker, and Tony Marchant
moderated by Julian Friedmann

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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

Tony Marchant

Tony Marchant – Screenwriter

Credits include: Garrow's Law, Great Expectations (BBC)

Tony Marchant won The 1999 Dennis Potter Award at BAFTA for his writing services to television.

Tony Marchant
Julian Friedmann

Julian Friedmann – Film, TV and literary agent

Agent and great supporter of emerging talent.

Julian has years of experience as a literary agent and was the founder of ScriptWriter magazine.
Julian Friedmann
Christopher Walker

Christopher Walker – Producer and Educator

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.

Christopher Walker