Writing for TV in the Era of Streaming Services

Room: Tuke Hall
Time: Friday 5:00pm

with Paul Gilbert, Joanna Strevens, Alexandra Arlango, and Steve November
moderated by Samantha Horley

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With the global video-streaming market expected to be valued at more than $125 billion dollars by 2025 (an annual growth of 20%), the trend is clear: the streaming market is not just for tech nerds anymore.

In 2019, 56% of adults watched at least some streaming content. All ages, all genders, all economic groups, all races, all sexualities are swapping the telly for the tablet, computer, phone – and, of course, the smart TV.

In this session, writers will hear from creatives and executives alike on how to break into this rapidly expanding market. Among the topics to be discussed:

  • Using story structure to inspire binge-watching.
  • The big ideas that turn into must-watch shows.
  • The big streaming hits of the moment – what can they tell us about the next one?

Cut the cord and come to this panel for the best strategies to find your audience on Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, or elsewhere in the exciting world of streaming.

Appearing in this session

Alexandra Arlango

Alexandra Arlango – Founder of The Brit List, Head of Development | Caryn Mandabach Productions

Credits include The Duchess, Alien Autopsy

Alexandra has co-produced Oscar-winning films and has run The Brit List for the last 12 years.
Alexandra Arlango
Joanna Strevens

Joanna Strevens – Executive Producer | Carnival Films

Credits include The Tunnel, The Suspicions of Mr Whicher

Jo began as a BBC Script Editor and went on to develop drama for Hat Trick, Kudos and Carnival.
Joanna Strevens
Paul Gilbert

Paul Gilbert – Commissioning Executive | Sky Drama

Credits include Bulletproof, Tin Star, Humans

Paul execs a range of shows such as Bulletproof, Tin Star, Strike Back and new Sky One sci-fi series Intergalactic starring Savannah Steyn (The Tunnel).
Paul Gilbert
Samantha Horley

Samantha Horley – Writer, Script Consultant, Lecturer

Credits include Executive Producer on Grabbers, Miss You Already

Sam has 20 years' experience in international film sales, development, production and marketing.
Samantha Horley
Steve November

Steve November – MD | Further South Productions

Credits include Coronation Street, Emmerdale

Steve has experience developing drama on acclaimed shows such as Downton Abbey, Broadchurch and The Durrells.
Steve November