Plotting & Pitching: Pitching the Story

16th Oct 2010, 10:00am - 6:00pm

The Arts Centre

This event offers an opportunity to consider how writers move from regular soaps and series to pitching and writing original long-running TV drama. Please come prepared with original series / one-off ideas.

With support from the professional team you will:

  • Hear leading writers on writing and selling new drama serials;
  • Rehearse and present original ideas to a panel of professional producers;
  • Get professional feedback on the content and presentation of your pitch.

Copyright remains with the writer.

Leading contributors:

Producers include Jo Calam (Independent Development Consultant), Chris Wallis (Independent Radio Producer), Kathleen Beedles ( BBC Scotland), John Griffin (Company Pictures).

Tony Marchant: Recent credits include: serials Garrow’s Law (RTS History Award 2010), The Whistleblowers, The Family Man and original film Recovery. Tony won the 1999 Dennis Potter BAFTA Award for writing services to television.

Sally Wainwright: Recent credits include: serials Unforgiven (RTS Award for Best Drama Serial 2010), The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard, Jane Hall, At Home with The Braithwaites and ITV film Dead Clever: The Life and Crimes of Julie Bottomley.

Tutors: Julie Wilkinson and Ian Pike.

How to Book

The standard cost for this event is £139 for the day. If you book this event together with the Storylining the Plot session on Saturday 9th October, the combined cost is discounted to £260. Graduates and students of Manchester Metropolitan University or Edge Hill University are eligible for a discount rate of £99 per day. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

The event is taking place at the Rose Theatre, Edge Hill University.