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The Future of UK Television Writing

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Leeds Beckett University

Lecture Theatre 2, Leslie Silver Bldg

Woodhouse Lane

Leeds

LS1 3ES

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The Writers' Guild of Great Britain and The Northern Film School at Leeds Beckett University invite you to an an exciting and vital discussion about the future of Television Writing in the UK.



Speakers will include:-

Dominic Minghella

Writer, Producer, Showrunner

Robin Hood, The Scapegoat, Doc Martin, Knightfall


Sophie Petzal

Writer

Riviera, The Last Kingdom, Wolfblood, Medici: Masters of Florence.


Vinay Patel

Writer

Murdered by my Father, Good Karma Hospital.


Amy Roberts

Writer & Script Editor

Cold Feet, The White Princess, Mount Plkeasant.

The discussion will be chaired by Lisa Holdsworth

Writer/WGGB Deputy Chair

Emmerdale, New Tricks, Robin Hood, Midsomer Murders.


The TV drama landscape is changing. The influence of on-demand services Netflix and Amazon are changing how we watch television. But are they changing how television is being written. Do longer series mean that the US writers’ room system is coming to the UK? And does that mean there will be more opportunities for new writers? Will that system provide an actual career structure for those writers?

Or do bigger budgets and higher stakes mean that production companies are more risk adverse? Are they only now interested in established names? And if this is the case, how can writers break through and prove themselves to be a “safe pair of hands”?

This event will bring together experienced writers to discuss what the future may hold for up and coming television writers. Including those currently studying at The Northern Film School, who are kindly hosting this event. And perhaps more importantly there will be a discussion about how the WGGB can best secure fair minimum terms and working practises for all writers at all stages of their career. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions.

The future will be televised. And someone has to write it. The question is “Who?”

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Leeds Beckett University

Lecture Theatre 2, Leslie Silver Bldg

Woodhouse Lane

Leeds

LS1 3ES

United Kingdom

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