Thursday, 24 April 2008

Tonight - How to Write for the BBC

The Writers' Guild are hosting a special session this evening with a host of BBC production talent, based round the theme of Moving From Long Running Series to Taking the Next Step

I know a lot of folks might be more interested in a session called Taking the Next Step Without Doing the Long Running Series First, but this might still be valuable stuff.

And for those of you with an interest in the Writers' Academy, this would be a chance to see what you'll be getting in the form of Mr John Yorke. And, Ms Ceri Meyrick will also be there, and she's the lady who organises the entry process (and everything else) - well worth getting to know.

And, I'll be there too. Just sitting in the audience mind.

THIS EVENING, Thurs 24th, 6:45 for 7pm
WGGB, 15-17 Britannia Street, London WC1X (near Kings Cross)

Following the success of the Guild event on long running BBC series last year, we're delighted to announce a sequel from John Yorke: 'Moving from Long Running Series to Taking The Next Step'

John Yorke is Controller of Drama Production Studios for the BBC and over the last three years, has been committed to putting writers back at the heart of EastEnders, Holby City and Casualty. He has also been responsible for introducing and implementing the new BBC Code of Conduct, in response to our members' complaints and suggestions about long running series.

We are pleased to announce that John will be accompanied by a cornucopia of BBC production talent. Members will be able to get advice from:

Hilary Salmon - Executive Producer, Drama Production. Hilary has Exec Produced some of BBC drama's most prestigious recent dramas including "Criminal Justice", "House of Saddam", "Five Days", Silent Witness", "Soundproof", "The Line Of Beauty", "The Long Firm", "Babyfather", "Nature Boy", "Gormenghast" and "Madame Bovary"

Claire Armspach - Producer, Waking The Dead. Claire also helped set up the writing team for BBC Scotland's "River City". Produced for "Holby City" and assistant produced "Rough Diamond" for World.

Ellen Taylor - Development Executive, Drama Production. Ellen has produced and written for "Casualty" and "Dream Team". Currently developing two new teen dramas for BBC3.

Ben Evans - Exec Producer with special responsibility for BBC 4. Ben Exec Produced the recent BBC4 "Curse of Comedy" season and also produced "Frankie Howerd: Rather You Than me", "Most Sincerely: Hughie Green". Also produced "Fear of Fanny" and "Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa!" for BBC4.

Ceri Meyrick - Producer. Ceri runs the BBC Drama Writers Academy and other Training Academies for Directors, Scripts Editors, Producers and other writers' schemes.

This is a golden opportunity to speak to the powers-that-be of the TV industry. Please come along and join us. This can be just what your career needs.

The event will once again be chaired by Gail Renard, Chair of the WGGB TV Committee.

Tickets for this event will be £5 for Guild members and £7.50 for non-members. If you would like to book for this event, please email or call the Guild office on 0207 833 0777.

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