The Future of UK TV Writing

Location: Leeds
Address: Leeds Beckett University, Lecture Theatre 2, Leslie Silver Bldg, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS1 3ES
Event time: 6.30-9.30pm
The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain (WGGB) and the Northern Film School at Leeds Beckett University are holding an exciting and vital discussion about the future of television writing in the UK.

Event details

The TV drama landscape is changing. The influence of on-demand services Netflix and Amazon are transforming how we watch television. But are they changing how television is being written? Do longer series mean that the US writers’ room system is coming to the UK? And does that mean there will be more opportunities for new writers?

Will that system provide an actual career structure for those writers? Or do bigger budgets and higher stakes mean that production companies are more risk adverse? Are they only now interested in established names? And if this is the case, how can writers break through and prove themselves to be a ‘safe pair of hands’?

This event will bring together experienced writers to discuss what the future may hold for up-and coming-television writers, including those currently studying at the Northern Film School, who are hosting the event.

There will also be a discussion about how WGGB can best secure fair minimum terms and working practices for all writers at all stages of their career, and an opportunity for attendees to ask questions. Tickets for the Future of UK Television Writing event cost £12 and can be booked online via Eventbrite.