Thursday, 5 November 2009

RE-POST - BIRMINGHAM WEST MIDLANDS WRITER EVENT Hello Digital: 3G-3D Storytelling Saturday 7 November 2009


Looking for something for Saturday?

In Birmingham, West Midlands, UK?

Places still available for a great all day event

3G-3D Storytelling: New Narrative Structures and Writing Opportunities in the Digital Age

Saturday 7th November 2009 (10am-5pm)
Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Centenary Suite
£50 (£40 concessions)

TV/film producer: Claire Ingham
Online Drama writer: (COUGH!) Neil Mossey
Screen & Games writer: Graham Joyce

From the traditionally structured TV and film stories that attempt to appeal to wide audiences (which ITV controller Peter Fincham termed ‘3G’ – three generations watching together), to the 3D structures of games and online drama, this day-long course looks at new opportunities offered to writers by the rise of digital technologies.

Suitable for writers, film-makers and drama practitioners interested in looking at new ways of telling stories across screens of all sizes.

Graham Joyce is the author of fourteen novels and has won numerous awards for his writing, including five British Fantasy Awards and the 2003 World Fantasy Award. He has also written screenplays of his novels and has recently been hired by the creators of Doom 4 to help develop the storyline potential of the computer game.

Neil Mossey worked solely in television and radio before writing on Season 2 of the daily interactive web drama KateModern (storylining over 26 weeks, and scripting 74 webisodes). The series ended in July 2008 clocking up 66 million video views, the largest UK online production to date. As a comedy producer at the BBC he was responsible for developing new formats and drama in the Comedy Entertainment department with writers and performers.

Claire Ingham is a producer and film and television script developer. She works on projects at all stages of development - currently ranging from the adaptation treatment of Eoin Colfer’s bestselling novel The Wishlist to the final draft of Helen Cross’ original feature Stratford Road. Claire has previously worked for a number of film and television companies in development roles. She was Head of Drama Development at Impossible Pictures for four years where she headed a small team, commissioning and developing a range of TV and film projects for all the major broadcasters, including Jed Mercurio’s contemporary retelling of Frankenstein and Michael Chaplin’s family film Pickles.

*Concessionary rate also available to early bird bookings received BEFORE Friday 30th October.

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