Breaking into Genre TV

Room: Herringham H201
Time: Friday 3:30pm

with Marnie Dickens, Michal Aviram, and Jessica Ruston
moderated by Georgina Sherrington

Breaking into Genre TV image

In the crowded landscape of television production, binge watchers search by genre. Netflix, Amazon, and every other streaming service automatically feed viewers more of what they like. Writing in a specific genre is more important than ever before. How do you appeal to the fans of your chosen genre? Should you restrict your writing to a particular genre? What do the recent developments in television writing tell us about the future?

Appearing in this session

Georgina Sherrington

Georgina Sherrington – Development Producer - TV Drama

Looking for ambitious writers with big, purposeful stories to tell. International / cross-border storytelling a plus.
Jessica Ruston

Jessica Ruston – Screenwriter

Credits include Harlots, Young Wallander

Jessica is developing both original and adaptation projects with companies such as Dancing Ledge, Monumental Television, Big Light, and 42 UK/US for both terrestial broadcast and streaming.
Jessica Ruston
Marnie Dickens

Marnie Dickens – Screenwriter

Credits include Thirteen, Gold Digger

Marnie is the creator and writer of drama Thirteen that aired on BBC Three iPlayer, BBC Two and BBC America, starring Jodie Comer (Killing Eve). Her latest original drama series is Gold Digger.
Marnie Dickens
Michal Aviram

Michal Aviram – Screenwriter

Credits include Fauda, Project Orpheus

Michal Aviram is an award-winning Israeli screenwriter. She has created and written on hit shows for numerous platforms, including Netflix, Amazon and Israeli broadcaster, Keshet.
Michal Aviram

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