You might remember him from our outstanding Script to Screen session last year. Or from this year’s completely Killer Season 4. Being labelling the king of crime writing, we’re thrilled to welcome back Jed Mercurio to talk all things Line of Duty.
After premiering as BBC2’s best performing drama series in 10 years, Line of Duty has fast become one of the leading dramas in British Television, with the most recent instalment being dubbed the most gripping yet. This is your chance hear from the man behind the story. Every twist, every turn, every edge of your seat ‘what is going to happen next!?’ moment. Learn how Jed does it!
Do you have a stellar crime series idea yourself? Who better to learn a thing or two from?
One of the first British writers’ to operate as a ‘showrunner,’ Jed’s approach is unique – and successful! So join us and Jed, for a session with one of the industry’s best writers talking about one of the industry’s best dramas. Why would you miss it?
Really though, why? Don’t make us get our AC-12 interrogation skills out!
*Filmed at LSF2017
Appearing in this session
Credits include: Line of Duty, Prime Suspect 2, Clocking Off
Credits include: Line Of Duty, Cardiac Arrest
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Your characters need to connect with your audience. They drive the story through their choices. They must simultaneously be multi-layered and clearly-defined, nuanced and precise, complicated and accessible. And they must attract actors and directors.
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Please join us in welcoming one of the most successful British writers of the 20th and 21st centuries.
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Join Felicia Day as she talks creating an award-winning webseries, embracing new media, being a fan favourite, and overcoming Writer’s block!
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Another fantastic session to educate and inspire!