Why we screenwriters want to work for Netflix more than the BBC The acclaimed writer behind Foyle’s War on why we’re in a new age of television – and Britain is struggling to keep up Anthony Horowitz https://www.spectator.co.uk/2016/12/why-we-screenwriters-want-to-work-for-netflix-more-than-the-bbc/ The following is a series of extracts from an article questioning our own TV production in the … Continue reading Week 3 – Further research and the decline of Quality British TV.
It's been an interesting week full of research. I love looking into things further anyway, but to do it in such a way is really invigorating. I think I know how to create this project better, as well as having a far better idea of my own career direction. Netflix seem to have a lovely … Continue reading Week 2 – Reflection
In starting to look at the marketplace statement, I've been looking into the processes of making TV for Netflix as the streaming/original content market is where I would ideally place this pitch. This part focuses on how involved Netflix is in the making of their content, and it is quite complex! the research below is … Continue reading Week 2 – Marketplace Research (Netflix)
Box Office – I would have thought this would be different, but it seems that since 2002 the admissions to cinema have fluctuated around the same point, and in the grand scheme of things (since the advent of TV in the 50s) admissions seem to be a little more up. The point at which we … Continue reading Week 2 – Research into the UK Box Office
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/06/21/netflix-launching-choose-adventure-interactive-tv-shows/ As my preferred area of research for this module, this is a fascinating revelation! The fusion of game and TV show here is really interesting, especially given the 20 min difference in runtime depending on the choices you make. Once again, we are starting to blur the lines between audience and entertainment in a very exciting way. … Continue reading Week 2 – Netflix
I can't believe we're at Module 2 already. Much fun ahead. This is all about exploring different marketplaces, and I have chosen Long Form TV Drama, specifically of looking at Netflix/Amazon Originals. I'm excited to find out how they work and how a writer fits within this big machine, also why it is these original … Continue reading Module 2, Week 1!
Step outline and revelations! This week has been very weird, as I've been on my hols and trying to catch up from last week, so it's odd. But the main point is the writing coming along nicely! The step outline is wonderful and very reminiscent of the 'Scenarios' that we read about last week from … Continue reading Week 5 – Reflection
This has been a been a really interesting week. My focus has completely shifted into the area of story building, treatment planning etc. The other bits, the lectures etc, have become a joyous extra that I can learn from without much effort. In terms of the feedback, it has been invaluable. I am keeping a … Continue reading Week 4 – Reflection/Feedback
Through the writing of the treatment, the whole idea behind the story has shifted. I found it very difficult to find the story whilst writing to the '3 Act' form, so decided to do away with it and fit the structure in retrospect. I think now I have the story, and after a conversation with … Continue reading Week 3/4: Treatment
A mirror onto a frantic and confusing week.