Writers Room 1: WAKING THE DEAD with Barbara Machin

with Barbara Machin

Writers Room 1: WAKING THE DEAD with Barbara Machin image

Barbara Machin was the creator/writer and show runner of BBC1’s award winning crime series Waking The Dead running for ten years, screening all over the world and winning an International Emmy for Best Drama Series in 2007.

Barbara is currently writing and show running a new ten part crime series for SKY. And in commissioned development for new series with The Tenafly Film Company, Keshet, Kudos, Red Planet and LA Productions.

Barbara has spearheaded the Writers Room initiative with the LSF, she is 100% committed to the process and has implemented it into her own massively successful TV creations over the years.

Six successful applicants will join Barbara in her Writers Room for the whole day on Thursday 14th September.

Throughout the day, under Barbara’s leadership, the participants will work together to create a detailed 3-5 page step outline for an episode of Barbara’s hit TV show Waking the Dead. This will simulate a real-world experience of collaborative writing under pressurised conditions with a real deadline.

Participants will be expected to come to their Writers Room having thoroughly researched the show.

Submission Requirements:

  • First 10 Pages of a completed and developed TV Series episode in the Crime genre
  • Writers Resume
  • 500 words on why it is essential for you to take part in the Writers Room

** Please note that all Showrunners will be running their Writers Rooms as they would in real life.  All participants will be expected to follow the guidelines and procedures as laid down by their Showrunner on the day.

Good luck!

Appearing in this session

Barbara Machin

Barbara Machin – Screenwriter

Credits include: Waking The Dead, The Bill

Barbara Machin is the BAFTA and EMMY award winning screenwriter who created BBC1’s worldwide selling hit series Waking The Dead.
Barbara Machin