Stories no longer just reflect today’s society – they also affect and shape the way we see the world. Stories can change our perceptions and challenge our biases. So we have to focus on the people creating the stories – the writers.
In this session, Jessica Loveland, Head of New Writing, The BBC, Philip Shelley, Leader of the Channel 4 ‘4Screenwriting Course’, and Bunmi Akintonwa, Producer, Writer, Distributor – Little Black Book Company will discuss how you can create champions in the field of screenwriting, how they work with finding and molding new talents, and what power the writers of series actually have when creating stories.
Bunmi Akintonwa will in her presentation focus on the relation between society and series and how series can in fact change and shape tomorrow’s society. Series can move conversation, but not work miracles. But it all starts with those who create stories.
Jessica Loveland oversees all new writing talent development initiatives and works closely with the Writersroom team to ensure the BBC creates a vibrant and inspiring home for new writers across the UK.
Philip Shelley has more than 20 years experience working with scriptwriters, producers and production companies and since 2011 he has been running the CHANNEL 4 Screenwriting course; 4Screenwriting Course.