Could I be a TV writer? Gillian Richmond says - yes you could.
It’s the done thing to love your telly these days, and some of our best writers are being drawn to the medium. Box Set is a workshop where you can discover your potential as a TV writer. Even if you’ve never considered it, but you love creating drama, dialogue and strong characters, perhaps it’s time you tuned in.
TV commissioners crave the new and the original, and during this workshop we’ll take a creative, instinctive look at writing new ideas for TV. Gillian will start by introducing some techniques and exercises to help find the stories and characters that are uniquely yours.
Gillian will also take a brief look at some theories of script structure and analysis, and offer you some tools to help embark on that all-important next draft.
Saturday 24 November
£60 / £45 conc
Free Word Centre
60 Farringdon Road
London EC1R 3GA
Nearest Train/Tube: Farringdon
Gillian Richmond is a writer for television, stage and radio. The Last Waltz, her first major play, and winner of a Thames TV Theatre Writers Award, told the story of a friendship between two ill-matched army wives. The Legacy, written during her residency at the Soho Theatre was shortlisted for the Susan Smith Blackburn award. She has had a long association with EastEnders, and has written several landmark episodes, among them Frank Butcher’s final farewell. Her many other TV credits range from Silent Witness to Holby City. She has developed several original TV projects along the way, mostly with the BBC. Gillian is currently developing two new original TV series, and is a Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at the University of Essex.