I’ll be in London for this on July 2nd. Looks like it’s shaping up to be a great event with some of the leading screenwriters in the UK, TV commissioners and other industry professionals on stage to talk about opportunities and obstacles in the coming twelve months.
The festival is organised by the BBC and is open to all screenwriters who’ve had work on air. Scanning the list of speakers, I see Tony Jordan, Jed Mercurio and Sally Wainwright are there, along with BBC boss Ben Stephenson, and top people from Sky and ITV. If anyone’s interested, I’ll probably be tweeting some of the most important information to arise out of the sessions.
I’m particularly interested in a session on how streaming TV – Netflix, Lovefilm, X-Box and the rest – is likely to affect the traditional TV landscape. This world is changing fast.
You can find more here at the BBC Writers Room.