We’re in the Golden Age of TV drama right now and it’s a truly exciting time to be in the industry. So: how to become a screenwriter? Let us explain…
Submitting such a project to a standard TV production company or a literary agent could actually damage your career in the short term.
In the UK, apart from the long running dramas like Holby, Casualty, Emmerdale etc, we have always gone for shorter runs. Any number between 2 and 10 basically, and that number is often decided comparatively late in the process.
How do you like to give/receive feedback and notes on a script? Do you use questions, like Adrian Mead suggests: his ‘Power of 3’ idea? Are there certain things that can really help (or screw up) writers? Jonathan Young jyoungcreative.info Adrian’s Power of Three idea is pretty
Are TV production companies more likely to be interested in good pitches of single dramas or long-running series from brand new writers?
Is there a type of script that agents/readers crave for that they simply don’t see enough of? I feel that I’m writing in a vacuum. There is no point me writing scripts about, say, female gangsters or comedies set in Hull if they already have loads of
“Is it worth the time and money to enter script competitions?”
Much of the conversation at industry events is people pitching stories to each other.Everyone tells everyone about stories they are writing, developing, wanting to write, have just seen.Writers pitch to agents, agents pitch to development people, development people pitch to heads of department – the air is
I have been working on a TV adaptation of Richard Doddridge’s novel, Lorna Doone, on and off for several years. As an unknown writer, am I wasting my time? Rick Thomas Screenwriter, London Thanks for this question, Rick.I share your love for this book – I was
How much, if any, does an individual’s enthusiasm and confidence in their story make to a successful pitch? Harry Screenwriter I’ll be honest, and say that I’ve fallen in love with pitches from writers who, apart from the fact that their mouths have been moving, I’d have