The Portsmouth Writers' Hub & Portsmouth BookFest present PHILIP SHELLEY
6.30-8pm, Thursday 23rd of February 2017
Script Consultant, Producer and Tutor Philip Shelley is coming to Portsmouth for a Q&A about all things screenwriting.
Philip Shelley runs Channel 4's screenwriting course, an entry point into TV drama for new writers. Every year 12 uncredited writers work for a 6 month period on a new TV script. Many of these projects have been optioned and taken into development by independent production companies. Previous participants have achieved great success going on to write for shows such as Coming Up (Touchpaper/Ch4), Indian Summers (New Pictures/Ch4), Banana (Red Productions/Ch4), Shameless (Company/Ch4), Fortitude (Fifty Fathoms/Sky), Youngers (Big Talk/C4), Murdered By My Boyfriend (BBC), Doctors (BBC), Waterloo Road (Shed/BBC), Holby City (BBC) – and many others.
Philip was head of development (drama) and produced three shows for Carlton / ITV. He script edited 2 series of Waking The Dead for the BBC and has worked for several drama indies, including Sally Head Productions, Kindle Entertainment and Conker Films. He also runs his own independent screenwriting courses throughout the year and is a script consultant. (www.script-consultant.co.uk)
This Q&A is your opportunity to ask Philip about writing for established shows vs developing your own ideas for a TV series, improving your own script storytelling, as well as getting advice on breaking in to the British TV and film industry.