Writing Fantastical Television

Time: Friday 5:00pm

with Phil Ford, Steve La Rue, and Alice Troughton
moderated by Robert Grant

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Once a Peter Jackson middle Earth film would be king of the kings. Now it’s a Game Of Thrones that rules supreme. Times are changing and we like it!

When we think of ScFi we often think of movies, but TV has always been the most fertile ground for innovative fantastical storytelling.

Contemporary fantastical TV now rivals feature films in scope and production value, but also has the ability to explore more subtle themes, esoteric ideas and big concepts that makes SciFi and Fantasy so loved by its fans.

Join our panel of experts from both the UK and Hollywood as we discuss how best to get your work produced.

Appearing in this session

Alice Troughton

Alice Troughton – Director

Credits include: Cucumber, Merlin, The Sarah Jane Adventures

Alice has Directed umpteen episodes of many of the UK's most innovative and successful TV shows.
Alice Troughton
Robert Grant

Robert Grant – Writer

Credits include: Writing The Science Fiction Film (Author)

Screenwriter Robert is one of the core team behind The London International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film.
Robert Grant
Steve La Rue

Steve La Rue – TV Development Exec

Credits include: Buffy, X-Files, The Simpsons

Steve was instrumental in the development and production of TV classics Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The X-Files, Millennium, King of the Hill, Battlestar Galactica, and The Simpsons.
Steve La Rue
Phil Ford

Phil Ford – Screenwriter

Credits include: The Sarah Jane Adventures, Dr Who, Torchwood

Award winner Phil has written hundreds of hours of classic TV including The Sarah Jane Adventures, Dr Who and Torchwood.
Phil Ford