Script Lab 3: Writing For Soaps and Serial TV with Phil and Lisa

with Lisa McMullin and Philip Lawrence

Script Lab 3: Writing For Soaps and Serial TV with Phil and Lisa image

The smart writers know that the best way to learn to write under pressure, hone craft, create contacts and earn both credits and money is through the soaps and serial TV.

Phil and Lisa are both LondonSWF delegates who leveraged their experience at the festival, as well as their own tenacity, talent and passion, to create a career writing for soaps and serial TV.

In this lab, six writers who are on the cusp of breaking in will get the benefit of a deep dive into work ethics, storylining, relationship management, writing style, story craft and EVERYTHING a writer would need to get the break that leads to that all important first credit.

Submission Requirements

Expect competition for the six slots to be high, so only submit when your work is the best that it can be. To be considered, you will need to submit the following:

  •  A sample of your writing (between two-six pages).
  •  A supporting statement about you and the shows you want to write for.

Appearing in this session

Lisa McMullin

Lisa McMullin – Screenwriter

Credits include EastEnders, Doctors

Lisa writes continuing drama series for television and also writes Big Finish audio dramas, including Doctor Who, Torchwood, and Time War.
Lisa McMullin
Philip Lawrence

Philip Lawrence – Screenwriter

Credits include EastEnders, Casualty

Philip was awarded the C21 Drama Script Prize with his black comedy drama Euthanasia in Suburbia and currently writes for EastEnders and Casualty.
Philip Lawrence

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