22nd June 2017
MediaXchange and Creative Skillset’s High End TV Council have announced an impressive slate of drama industry expertise for the 15 participants in their advanced TV Drama writing initiative.
MediaXchange and Creative Skillset’s High-End TV Council have announced an impressive slate of drama industry expertise for the 15 participants in their advanced TV Drama writing initiative.
Advanced Writing for TV Drama is an innovative combination of tutorials, seminars, workshops and shared experience which comprises three modules, spread over 8 months, to allow writers to develop advanced skills under the stewardship of the industry’s leading writers, development execs and producers.
The programme will focus on evolving participants’ writing skills, growing their knowledge of the industry and giving them the professional expertise to become valuable and sought-after resources within the business of TV Drama. It will also, simultaneously, work towards the goal of creating a commissionable original project for each participant.
Module 1 Experts include:
These experts will work with the participants to provide a foundation of the essential skills in advanced TV writing in the first module (July 10th-14th). This module offers participants a comprehensive insight into the fundamental skills required to be a useful member of a Series writing team in addition to the skills applicable to the advancement of the writer’s own career as a creator of shows.
The second (Collaborative Writing) and third (Working with Project Partners) modules will follow in October 2017 and January 2018.
Katrina Wood CEO of MediaXchange comments: “We are delighted that so many leading figures in the industry are dedicating time to support writers seeking to develop and hone their skills to better succeed in a fast-changing and increasingly international Drama sector. We are hugely encouraged, although not surprised, at the quality of participants for 2017, the first year of Advanced Writing for TV Drama. I am sure the programme will be a richly productive experience for the participants who will be able to apply what they learn to accelerate their careers in the vibrant TV drama industry."
Kaye Elliott, High-End TV Lead, Creative Skillset: “The High-End TV Drama Levy is proud to support this Advanced Writers Programme. The excellent line up of experts and participants is testament to MediaXchange's long-standing reputation in supporting the development of new writers. We anticipate many positive outcomes from this high profile and challenging initiative, which demonstrates our commitment to developing the skills and supporting the progress of high-end drama talent in the TV industry.”
The premier division experts for the first Advanced Writing Skills project will be working with an experienced and highly talented group of participants from across the UK. The partners believe that each participant demonstrates the pedigree and ambition necessary to make big strides through the programme and has the promise to become a significant player in the high-quality business that is British Television Drama.
A full list of participants follows:
Full details can be found on the MediaXchange website.
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