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Television Writing: Women’s Work?

Is being a woman in TV a help or a hindrance? This subject, and more, will be debated at a special WGGB event on Wednesday 25 November 2015 by speakers including Kay Mellor, Gwyneth Hughes, Alison Hume and Alice Nutter (subject to schedule).

All WGGB members based in Yorkshire, the panel will also discuss how and why they’ve made their careers outside the M25.

Kay Mellor is a multi-award winning writer, actress, director, producer and MD of her own production company, and has had critical and commercial hits including Band of Gold, Children’s Ward, Just Us, Playing the Field, Fat Friends, The Syndicate and In The Club.

Gwyneth Hughes started her career as a journalist and documentary maker. As a screenwriter she has been nominated for BAFTAs and Golden Globes. Her TV work includes Five Days, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Cherished and Remember Me.

Alison Hume has won both a Children’s BAFTA and an RTS Writer of the Year award. Her writing career has included crime drama with The Vice and New Tricks, but she has also had success writing for children with Summerhill and The Sparticle Mystery, which she produced through her own production company.

After a successful career with the band Chumbawamba, Alice Nutter embarked on a new career writing for the stage and screen. She has written episodes of The Street, Accused, Moving On and The Mill. She is also probably the only member of the panel to have thrown a bucket of water over a Cabinet minister.

The event is open to anyone with an interest in TV writing and is free to WGGB members (tickets for non-members are £8). Attendees are invited to submit questions to the panel by email: yorksne@writersguild.org.uk

Television Writing: Women’s Work? takes place on Wednesday 25 November 2015, 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm) at Holy Trinity Church, Boar Lane, Leeds LS1 6ED.

Read a report of the event.

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