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Free Is Not An Option

Today I was fortunate enough to attend the TV Writers’ Festival hosted by the invaluable BBC Writers Room. During the panel with Piers Wenger (BBC head of drama), Victoria Fea (drama commissioner at itv), and Anna Hargreaves (drama executive at sky), someone in the audience (I believe writer/producer Chris Jury, but I was seated in […]

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It’s the Story, Stupid

This week I attended my very first Edinburgh Television Festival.  The EITF is an annual conference of the great and the good of the British (and increasingly global) TV sector, and since Awesome is playing in primetime drama, thought it was worth showing up (inspired by Woody Allen: “80% of life is showing up”) and I’m […]

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Get Your Drama On

Today, much of the TV drama world descends on The London hotel in West Hollywood for the C21 Drama Summit West. It’s boom time in drama, and while many insiders and industry watchers are wondering if there’s too much drama, nobody can argue that creativity isn’t at an all time high (for a side read: this […]

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Banfftastic

This week I’m heading to Banff, Alberta for the World Media Festival. I’m wearing my TV hat (not my cowboy hat) this week, meeting with producers and broadcasters on the Awesome slate of drama projects we’ve been cooking up. It’s a different process to writing books, but not that different. It’s still about story, character, […]

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Reading Not Speeding

You’d have to be locked in the truck of a car to avoid the “news” of Jeremy Clarkson’s suspension from the wildly popular Top Gear TV show for allegedly striking a producer. Now, I don’t know Mr. Clarkson personally, though I don’t care for his public persona (he basically strikes me a a bully), but […]

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