The next in our free series of events for writers is In Conversation with… Russell T Davies on Thursday 28 January 2021 at 2pm. The event sees the WGGB member, award-winning screenwriter and producer interviewed by WGGB Radio Chair Nicholas McInerny. Davies will talk about Doctor Who, bringing gay comedy into the mainstream and his new Channel 4 series It’s A Sin. Register ahead.
WGGB launched its free series of online events for writers during the Covid-19 lockdown. You can find details of all previous sessions, including videos (where we recorded sessions), below.
Pandemic power – finding your audiences online
Led by WGGB Yorkshire rep David Allison the event featured special guests from the region and took place on Thursday 21 January 2021.
In conversation with… Amanda Coe
The event took place on 17 December 2020 and saw former WGGB President Olivia Hetreed talk to screenwriter Amanda Coe about adapting Rumer Godden’s 1939 novel Black Narcissus for a new BBC mini series.
Can you make a living writing children’s TV?
This event took place on 10 December 2020 and featured WGGB TV Chair Emma Reeves, WGGB Treasurer Gail Renard and guests.
In conversation with… Daniel Ward
This event, which took place on 4 December 2020, saw WGGB President Sandi Toksvig OBE in conversation with George Devine Prize and Writers’ Guild Award-winning playwright Daniel Ward.
Blow the Bloody Doors Off! Breaking down the barriers for disabled writers
Hosted by WGGB member Jack Thorne the event took place on Friday 27 November to mark UK Disability History Month.
Showrunning in the UK
The event took place on Thursday 12 November 2020. It saw the launch of our new best-practice guidance for showrunners and those who work with them and featured Simon Beaufoy, Emilia di Girolamo and Sophie Petzal.
The Art of Screen Adaptation
The event took place on Thursday 29 October 2020 and saw author Alistair Owen in conversation with former WGGB President Olivia Hetreed.
Can you make a living writing comedy?
The event took place on Thursday 15 October 2020 and featured speakers Dave Cohen, Bennett Arron, Emily Allen and Hannah George.
Black talent discuss getting your show on
Protecting your work: from pitching to production
The event on 23 July 2020 featured a discussion between WGGB Chair Lisa Holdsworth, media lawyer and writer Robert Taylor and WGGB caseworker John Sailing on how writers can protect themselves and their work, what to look out for in contracts and how copyright works.
Videogames writing festival
A week-long festival of online videogames writing events, featuring a stellar list of speakers from the games world and covering subjects including getting started in games writing, narrative design, and the art and craft of creating narrative settings, societies and scenarios for games. View videos here.
Why Writers Need Unions
The series kicked off in June 2020 with this event hosted by WGGB President Sandi Toksvig OBE and WGGB Chair Lisa Holdsworth.