0900 Love, Justice, and Christmas: Breaking in with TV movies.

Room: Herringham Hall
Time: LondonSWF2024 9:00am

with Cera Rose Pickering, Philip Lawrence, and Tiffany Yarde
moderated by Kayley Loveridge

0900 Love, Justice, and Christmas: Breaking in with TV movies. image

With the state of the industry in constant flux, one route to writing success has remained steady (and growing!): Commercially-focused television films and series aimed at a worldwide audience.

Join a panel representing some of the most prolific companies (Reel One Entertainment, Hallmark) and writers of scripted programming for the US and international market to learn the nuts and bolts. Christmas movies, crime thrillers and romantic dramas and mysteries represent an overwhelming number of projects on broadcast TV and streamers, and the industry is always hungry for more.

Here’s how you can get in at the entry level to the proflific screenwriting business.

Appearing in this session

Cera Rose Pickering

Cera Rose Pickering – Screenwriter, Playwright & Actor

Credits include: Downton Abbey, Planes, Trains and Christmas Trees, Styled for Love

When Cera isn’t writing, you can find her appearing in films and TV shows.
Cera Rose Pickering
Kayley Loveridge

Kayley Loveridge – International Scripted Development Executive and Executive Producer

Credits include: Christmas in Scotland; Really Yours, This Chrsitmas; Coupled Up for Christmas

Kayley is a huge champion of writers and lives and breathes all things story (and don't get her started on character - that's a conversation that'll last a day!).
Kayley Loveridge
Philip Lawrence

Philip Lawrence – Screenwriter

Credits include: EastEnders, Casualty

Philip was awarded the C21 Drama Script Prize with his black comedy drama Euthanasia in Suburbia and currently writes for EastEnders and Casualty.
Philip Lawrence
Tiffany Yarde

Tiffany Yarde – Screenwriter // Director of Competitions & Partnerships at Roadmap Writers

Credits include: Dress for Success, Bon Voyage

Creating content that challenges the monolithic perception of the "Black experience
Tiffany Yarde