The Game: Tactical Approaches to the Industry for Writers

Room D204/5

with Evan Leighton-Davis, David Hughes, Tess Morris, Nish Panchal, and Daisy Allsop

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“Players change, but The Game remains the same” is a line from the hard streets of Baltimore in The Wire, but it’s a phrase that’s endlessly applicable to the film industry.

How do people get ahead in this most competitive of industries? What tricks, tactics and approaches do they use to navigate what is, in some ways, a grown-up game of snakes and ladders?

Truly exceptional writers get ahead quickly, and there are others who sink just as fast, but what of the scribes in the middle? How do they filter and separate themselves? What key decisions, made at the right or wrong moment, sends two writers of equal talent and application in wildly different career trajectories.

On this panel we examine the external ways, separate from their writing, that writers get ahead in the industry.