WHAT HAPPENS IN THE WRITERS' ROOM,
STAYS IN THE WRITERS' ROOM . . .
. . . SO HOW DOES AN ASPIRING TV WRITER GET THE INSIDE-TRACK ON HOW IT ALL WORKS?
Many successful TV and film screenwriters cut their teeth working on soaps and long-running TV series. It’s an established way into the business - and a great way to build a reputation and make contacts.
But what's it like to work on a team-written show? What really goes on inside a Writers' Room?
This online workshop will reveal behind-the-scenes secrets of how TV drama series operate, enabling you to move forward with confidence when you secure a writing gig on an existing show and, at the same time, equipping you with the skills to develop your own TV drama series projects.
You will be introduced to the professional practices common in the industry, learning about issues you would face in the real world including those of continuity, logistics, cast and budget. There will be plenty of practical experience along the way.
During the course we will create and develop a team-written show together - with everyone contributing to character creation and storylines along the way.
WHO IS THE COURSE AIMED AT?
Any writer who wants to understand how TV drama series operate and to gain practical experience in a Virtual Writers' Room from a professional writer/showrunner.
As well as learning a lot you will meet like-minded individuals. Often friendships and support groups are formed and collaborations ensue!
The maximum number of students for each module is 10, so please book early.
Some light preparation work will be required in-between sessions.
2 SESSIONS PER WEEK X 3 WEEKS:
TUESDAY AND THURSDAY EVENINGS
FROM 6.30- 9.00PM
MAY 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21
£198 (concessions £178*)
Max 10 people
*We offer the concessionary rate to all usual Concessions as well as to members of these affiliated organisations. If you are a member of one of these organisations, please book at the concessionary rate and show your membership card to the course tutor at registration.
Anji Loman Field has been writing drama for television, radio and film for over two decades. A former contract writer for EastEnders, she has also written for BBC’s Holby City and Doctors, for whom she occasionally still writes.
She penned 40 episodes of Taste of Life for BBC Media Action in Cambodia and was the creator and show-runner of BBC MA's House of Many Windows, set in Vietnam. She is currently in development with two drama series for television and a feature film.
Anji has taught at the London Institute (LCC), West Herts College, the RCA, the Central Film School and for BBC Media Action in South East Asia and North Africa. Her former students include Mike Bullen, creator of Cold Feet and writer/producer/director Sean McConville (Deadline; The Quiet Hour).