When Nancy Drew uttered the lines: “I have solved some mysteries, I’ll admit, and I enjoy it, but I’m sure there are many other girls who could do the same,” she had no way of knowing that her kind was going to be one of the staples of international television.
From Miss Marple to Dana Scully, Cagney & Lacey to Jane Tennison and now Eve Polastri, numerous renditions of female TV detectives have always styled out the televisiual crime scene.
Celebrating the evolution and the writing of the female detective, this panel discusses why she holds such a fascination for the viewer, how writers have evolved her across the years, and where, in a post-Me Too landscape, she is likely to head next…
Appearing in this session
Credits include Tracy Beaker, Casualty, Susan Hill's Ghost Story
Credits include Waking The Dead, The Bill
Screenwriting for Film & Television
The perfect blend of action, adventure and romance, Poldark was one of the most watched shows in Britain. Meet Debbie and the team and find out how it was written, why it was such a success and how to keep audiences coming back, season after season.
Would you like to know how original serials and procedurals are REALLY designed? If the “over the counter” stuff leaves you confused or wanting, you’ve come to the right place: There’s more to TV series development than the superficial five-act paradigm!
How to identify the elements that lead to getting sold and produced. Adaptations are so ubiquitous: about half of Hollywood movies are adaptations, which also includes movies based on real people. An interesting novel doesn’t always become an interesting movie, nor does an interesting life.
With the global video-streaming market expected to be valued at over $125 billion dollars by 2025, the trend is clear: the streaming market is not just for tech nerds anymore. Come to this panel for the best strategies to find your audience on Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, or elsewhere in the exciting world of streaming.
Get your TV project in the best shape it can be for both a competitive and exciting marketplace in 2020.
For the third straight London SWF, we bring this thought-provoking, mind-opening session to screenwriters. The Female Gaze returns. With some of the most groundbreaking and trailblazing wonder women in the industry, we continue the conversation that affects ALL of us.
We all do it. Imagine our favourite actors saying our lines, maybe even write roles for a specific actor – without any notion of how to make that fantasy a reality. In this session, you will hear directly from professional actors what they look for when a script comes across their desk, and what turns their “Maybes” into “Yeses”.
Ever wondered what it’s REALLY like inside the writers’ room? How does collaboration work? How do you crack a story? What happens when the ideas dry up? Or when no one agrees? Get the inside scoop from TV legend Tony Jordan, experienced showrunner and creator of some of Britain’s best-loved shows.
Hear how writer Barbara Machin, producer Jane Steventon and director Justin Molotnikov took the low-budget feature Susan Hill’s Ghost Story from inception to transmission on Channel 5 in only a year and the trials and tribulations they faced.