Breaking Through the Glass TV Screen – The rise of the female writer? – WoWFest2018
In an open letter to UK drama commissioners 70 female writers posed the question: ‘Why are you not making drama by female writers?’ One of the signatories, Lyn Papadopoulos, features as part of a discussion WoWFEST are hosting. It will ask why women still make up less than 10% of the writers of TV drama when they create the biggest splashes with some of the highest rated programmes from Heidi Thomas’s Call The Midwife to Sally Wainwright’s Happy Valley to Daisy Goodwin’s Victoria. And what about funny women? How do you get yourself noticed in a traditionally male-dominated world? The panel aim to offer hope and guidance for women who want to write telly and discuss the hottest topic engaging the media at the moment.
Join our fabulous line up for an in-depth discussion on the state of play for the women behind the words on TV, including – Caroline Moran, the writer and co-creator of the Rose D’Or award winning Channel 4 series, ‘Raised By Wolves’; Lyn Papadopolous, well known for her extensive writing work on Coronation Street, Hollyoaks, Moving On and Secrets and Lies; Justine Potter, head of development at Liverpool based LA Productions who previously ran the BBC Writers’ Room and script edited Casualty and Corrie; literary and broadcast agent at PBJ Management Kate Haldane whose clients number a fair handful of BAFTA, Emmy, RTS, Sony and Oscar nominees, and Kristian Smith from Leopard Pictures, who was previously commissioning editor at BBC where he oversaw shows including the double BAFTA award winning ‘Detectorists’; ‘The Royle Family’ Christmas specials and the UK’s first transgender scripted comedy, ‘Boy Meets Girl’.
In Partnership with The Women’s Organisation
Event Date: Tuesday 8th May – Tuesday 8th May 2018
LOCATION: The Women's Organisation, 54 St James St, Liverpool L1 0AB, UK
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