New Online Programmes – Bringing you the Future
Advanced Structure & Story Rules: Monday 7th – Friday 11th Sept. 2020
Advanced Character & Dialogue: Monday 5th – Friday 9th Oct. 2020
Understanding the nature and make up of storytelling is essential for developing and producing successful TV programming. John Yorke, who is behind some of the biggest hits in television (inc. Wolf Hall, Shameless, Life on Mars), has distilled his knowledge and experience into a detailed step by step course.
International film expert – Executive Producer, Lecturer and Author Angus Finney delivers for the first time an exclusive opportunity to learn and discuss with him the core subjects of his renowned programme and best-selling book ‘The International Film Business’.
The 8 x 2hr sessions will reflect the fast evolving changes in the Entertainment Value Chain to in turn promote solutions and opportunities for those participating in these sessions.
As scripted content professionals overcome the challenges and distractions of past months, Series 2 will refocus our attention on how Streaming Platforms have advanced development and production of drama series since Series 1 of this Virtual Workshop. A valuable opportunity to examine what this will mean for drama creators and producers in 2021.
MediaXchange takes a step into the future and celebrates 21 years of its Showrunner Drama Exchange by introducing a new online format for connecting with experienced US showrunners. See the brochure for the list of US Showrunners and Creators who will be sharing their creative perspectives and management experience of the development and production process for scripted drama series produced for broadcast, cable and streamers.
12 x 60mins - Online Sessions
Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays on Sept. 22nd, 24th, 29th, Oct. 1st, 6th, 8th, 20th, 22nd, 27th, 29th, Nov. 3rd and ending Thursday Nov. 5th 2020
Our Showrunner workshop series will provide insights in to the creative, management and business decisions involved in the drama series development process. Sessions will focus on creative models and challenges faced by trail blazing writers and executive producers working in European markets and the new directions being forged by leading women showrunners and writers drawn from across the globe.
This edition will celebrate the 22nd year of our popular Showrunner Exchange. The fast paced schedule provides access to the best creators, writers, show teams and drama executives of established US shows. Mix with top US Showrunners and observe their role and styles in executing primetime US Drama series across all platforms.
Following the success of the inaugural Exchange in 2019, the Women Writers Exchange will return in 2021 to build on the industry’s focus on ensuring a wider representation of women in creative roles.
Providing an unparalleled insight into the US Television Drama industry, and its writing, creative and production principles, the 5 days of industry meetings, with US showrunners, writers, producers and drama executives will optimise the participants’ creative and business ambitions.
Tailored schedules provide the opportunity to pitch Agents, Networks, Showrunners, Producers and Sales Agents with the aim of securing US partners and exploring the creative and commercial potential of your concept
Launched in 2016, the Soaprunner Exchange addresses the challenges faced by the studios, executive producers and writers, in maintaining strong storylines for multi-episode or multi-season, returning drama serials and series – the Soaps, Telenovelas and Continuing Dramas
The Exchange utilises the UK’s strong continuing drama landscape providing contrasting sessions with key drama providers for the creative team from a visiting show to analyse and explore the successful writing and producing elements of long running shows in the UK and the new developments in this arena
Writing and Development Programmes across Europe – COMING SOON!
Under the MediaXchange banner of Creative Vision, we will be developing a Writers Programme in Iceland, Holland and Sweden. The principal ingredients will be to advance the professional development of writers of TV drama, as well as the promotion of collaborative partnerships between writers and producers for effective strategies in developing, pitching and managing shows.
MediaXchange reserves the right to change the dates and content of its Exchanges, Events and Programmes as circumstances dictate