Writing For The Right Young Audience; how to hit your mark every time!

Room: Darwin D06
Time: Friday 6:30pm


with Catherine Williams, Joseph Lidster, Debbie Moon, and Lucinda Whiteley
moderated by Cera Rose Pickering

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Do you want to write for children, but worry about hitting the right tone? Worry no more!

Children are a huge, diverse audience – and massive consumers of drama: on TV, at the movies and online. What’s more, writing for toddlers is very different to writing for teens. One size does not fit all!

Luckily, we’ve assembled a panel for you of writers and producers who have worked across all ages, from pre-schoolers to teens, from Teletubbies to Horrid Henry to Wolfblood. They’ll give you all the advice you could ask for to make sure your script is aimed at the right young audience.

Appearing in this session

Catherine Williams

Catherine Williams – Series Co-creator & Head Writer

Credits include: Pet Squad, Teletubbies

Catherine's credits in pre-school include the award-winning Topsy + Tim, Waffle the Wonder Dog and forthcoming Chip & Potato on Netflix.
Catherine Williams
Cera Rose Pickering

Cera Rose Pickering – Screenwriter, Playwright & Actor

Credits include: Downton Abbey, Endeavour

When Cera isn’t writing, she can be found performing on stage and screen, appearing in films and TV shows.
Cera Rose Pickering
Debbie Moon

Debbie Moon – Screenwriter

Credits include: Wolfblood, Hinterland

Debbie is the BAFTA-winning creator and lead writer of the CBBC fantasy drama series Wolfblood, which ran for five series and is shown in nearly 60 countries.
Debbie Moon
Joseph Lidster

Joseph Lidster – Screenwriter

Credits include: Torchwood, Wizards Vs. Aliens

Joseph has written scripts for radio and television, including episodes of Torchwood, The Sarah Jane Adventures, Wizards Vs Aliens and Hetty Feather.
Joseph Lidster
Lucinda Whiteley

Lucinda Whiteley – Screenwriter & Producer

Credits include: Horrid Henry, Fimbles, Maisy

Writer and Producer of over 700 TV programmes, Lucinda is co-founder and Creative Director of Novel Entertainment.
Lucinda Whiteley