Big Stories, Small Screen: Masterclass with Screenwriter Pete Lawson

Masterclass with Screenwriter with Pete Lawson

Do you want to write for Television? This masterclass will look at the journey an episode of TV drama goes on, from the first story pitch to multi-stranded storylining, from writing a cracking first draft to top tips for honing a script and juggling shooting schedules. It will look at how the industry works and the different people involved, as well as how to retain your own voice when writing as part of a team-created project. It will help you see if continuing drama is for you – and if not, touch on how to develop and pitch your own original ideas and get a foot in the TV door.

This masterclass is aimed primarily at emerging or semi-established writers from any sector or genre who are keen to move into, or progress within, TV writing.

Pete Lawson has twenty-five years’ experience of TV writing with over 150 broadcast scripts to his name. Since 2008 he has been part of the core writing team of Eastenders, and is currently also a core writer for BBC’s Casualty. For BBC1 he created and wrote the primetime drama series Being April and the screenplay Drive, and has developed many projects with companies on both sides of the Atlantic. Pete has also written over 20 plays for adults and children, including work for the National Theatre Studio, Theatre Royal Plymouth and Radio 4. He chairs Brighton’s young people’s writing charity Little Green Pig.

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Location: The Writers' Place, Jew Street, Brighton, UK


26 October 2019
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

£30 (£24 NWS Friends /Concessions)

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