THIS SERIES MASTERCLASS: Championing the Writer

Side Event

The TV Drama Screenwriter – craft and career – a UK Perspective

Exclusive Masterclass

As a side event to the programme, we will present a special masterclass addressing the theme “Championing the Writer”.

The Masterclass will be a 4 hour session with Jessica Loveland, BBC head of new writing; Philip Shelley, leader of the Channel 4  4Screenwriting course; and a special script writer guest to be announced.

Jessica Loveland will talk about UK TV drama – the successful shows, formats and writers from the last few years in the UK and the lessons that can be drawn from these writers and shows.


Philip Shelley will look back over the 13 year history of the Channel 4 course – the writers who have emerged through the scheme, the ‘calling card’ scripts that have opened doors for them; and what he has learnt about writers and how to break into and then sustain a career in the world of TV drama screenwriting.

One of the writers emerged through the program is Charlie Covell who is behind the series End of the F***ing World. 

The masterclass is created in collaboration with Danish Writers Guild and will also feature a guest screenwriter (TBA).


November 4

11 AM – 3 PM

Filmbyen 4, 8000 Aarhus C
6. th floor

Jessica Loveland, Head of New Writing, BBC

Philip Shelley, Leader of the CHANNEL 4 ‘4screenwriting course’

Guest Screenwriter TBA

The masterclass has limited access and will be by invitation only. Send an e-mail to Ditte Brunø Søndergaard,, if you wish to sign up for spare tickets which will only be available for THIS SERIES 2022 ticket holders.

In collaboration with


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