with Joe Barton
The Breakfast club is back and returning to the Phoenix Artist Club. Join us for 30 minutes of refreshments (tea, coffee, juice and biscuits) before sitting down for a cracking conversation with Screenwriter Joe Barton, and finally wrapping up and networking your way into the weekend.
When: Friday June 9th, doors open 2.30pm
Speaker at: 3pm
Where: The Phoenix Artist Club
How Much: £15.00 plus booking fee
Joe Barton is a writer who’s star is most definitely on the rise. Having spent three years being rejected by every agent in town, he now holds the accolade of being the writer of the first UK feature to be commissioned by Netflix (IBoy) and a TV show with them also in the works.
Young and incredibly talented, there seems to be no genre or project that Joe cannot accomplish with aplomb. Starting off in comedy (E4’s Beaver Falls), Joe really stretched his writing chops with the haunting and powerful Our World War, the breakout hit of the BBCs World War One season. After that, he took another left turn joining the writing team on Channel 4’s smash sci-fi hit Humans. Which led him straight to Netflix with the Maisie Williams starrer Iboy. So with Netflix being the uncrackable nut for so many writers and creatives these days, how exactly did Joe manage to find his way to the Screenwriter’s Holy Grail?
Join us for what promises to be an enlightening and inspirational Breakfast Club with one of the UK’s most promising new writers where we will discuss…
- The importance of networking and relationships (Joe’s first writing jobs were with friends who just happened to work at production companies)
- Why you should never take ‘No’ for an answer (see aforementioned 3 yrs worth of agent rejections)
- How write and sell in many different genres
- How to avoid genre pigeon-holing
- And last but definitely not least, how to get Netflix to answer your calls!
And remember, aside from a great talk, you will also get the opportunity to ask Joe questions after the session, enjoy a pre-weekend tipple or two and also network with other filmmakers and screenwriters just like you.
Get your pass to an outstanding networking opportunity and inspiring session below.
Appearing in this session
Credits Include: iBoy, Humans, Our World War
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