Children are a huge, diverse audience – and massive consumers of drama: on TV, at the movies and online. What’s more, writing for children is very different to writing for teens … One size does not fit all!
Writing for Young Audiences offers a unique challenge: kids and teens are quick to bore and are now more media literate than ever. Keeping them engaged without patronising them is a huge skill.
Screenwriters Guy Rowland (Sam Jackson’s Secret Video Diary), Rob Sprackling (Gnomeo & Juliet), Chris Hill (Skins), Tony Cooke (The Legend of Dick And Dom) and Tim Bain (Dennis And Gnasher) offer their experiences up writing for young audiences, giving writers a fantastic opportunity to see how this difficult, but rewarding job works under the microscope.
Appearing in this session
Credits include: PJ Masks, Fireman Sam
Credits include: The Legend of Dick and Dom
Credits include Sam Jackson's Secret Video Diary
Credits include: Skins, The Last Station, Butterfly Kick