Bookings are now open for this year’s BBC TV Drama Writers’ Festival.

Tuesday, 1 May, 2012

Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th July 2012 at Leeds College of Music, Leeds

The TV Drama Writers’ Festival is a unique gathering for professional television writers. It provides a unique opportunity to mix with BBC drama commissioners and producers, and writers who are at the top of their field. The Festival includes a mix of masterclasses, conversation and debate – led by writers for writers. It is an opportunity to be inspired, challenged, and to debate. The theme of this year’s festival is ‘Ambition’.

The 2012 festival will be chaired by Peter Bowker – with Stephen Butchard, Toby Whithouse, Emma Frost, Ashley Pharoah and Jack Thorne helping to put the sessions and masterclasses together.

Sessions include:-

Comedy Drama – What all the broadcasters want
Creating Contemporary Coppers
Transferrable Formats
Continuing Drama Series – The Slow Burn
The Script Editor/ Writer relationship

More at www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom


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