Writing, Structuring, and Developing a Hit TV Show with John Yorke

A course dedicated to the nature and craft of storytelling. John Yorke has been behind some of the biggest hits in television (Inc. Wolf Hall, Shameless, Life on Mars) and has distilled that knowledge into a detailed step by step course for both Writers and Executives.

 

Storytelling for TV Screenwriters

Dates

Advanced Structure & Story Rules: May 4-8th, 2020

Advanced Character & Dialogue: June 22nd -26th, 2020

A structured modular course that explores all the key components of writing for television.  In fifteen sessions over five days, we’ll explore technique, structure and theory, as well as the methodology to transform knowledge into concrete application when writing, structuring and developing hit TV dramas.

For course details, cost, and registration please see our course Brochure

All Online Programmes will be conducted in English

Storytelling for Script Editors, Executives, and Commissioners

Dates

Advanced Structure & Story Rules: 11th-21st  May, 2020

Advanced Character & Dialogue: 8th-18th  June, 2020

Understanding the nature and make up of storytelling is essential for developing TV programming. John Yorke has been behind some of the biggest hits in television (Inc. Wolf Hall, Shameless, Life on Mars) and has distilled that knowledge into a detailed step by step course.

In fifteen sessions over two weeks we’ll explore all the key components of storytelling and how they apply to every format of scripted drama. We’ll analyse the history and theories of narrative structure and their application to contemporary TV dramas.

For course details, cost, and registration please see our course Brochure

All Online Programmes will be conducted in English

“This is a marvellous analysis of screenwriting and, with any luck, should help a great many people achieve their dreams

Julian Fellowes

Creator of DOWNTON ABBEY

“Love storytelling? John Yorke dissects the structure of stories with a joyous enthusiasm allied to precise, encyclopedic knowledge.  Guaranteed to send you back to your writing desk with newfound excitement and drive

Chris Chibnall

Creator of BROADCHURCH

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THE INTERNATIONAL FILM BUSINESS with Angus Finney

FILM FINANCING – Today and into the future

Dates: 26th – 29th May, 2020

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 sessions will reflect the fast-evolving changes in the Entertainment Value Chain, to in turn promote solutions and opportunities for those participating.

In the first of a series of three modules, (Film Finance Mod1, Development and Production Mod.2,  Marketing and Distribution Mod.3, to follow in July and September) Angus will introduce to participants the key aspects of film funding, co-production and recoupment in interactive sessions.

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All Online Programmes will be conducted in English

“The business of film, past, present and future, are researched in meticulous detail, helpful case studies and valuable personal observations. (…) full of insights into the digital age of distribution and production with a road map for the future development of the film business.”

Sandy Lieberson

Former President of Production at 20th Century Fox

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Dates: 30th June – 16th July, 2020

Gain key insights to navigate the opportunities offered by OTT Streaming Platforms

Six sessions starting Tuesday June 30th and ending Thursday, July 16, 2020

Scheduled from 10.30am – 12.00pm (BST) each Tuesday and Thursday

A Virtual Workshop for scripted drama producers, executives and content creators.

Providing analysis and examining the strategies for the development of original content, format adaptations and potential partnerships for OTT streamers including SVoD, AVoD and BVoD options.

6 x 90 minute interactive webinar sessions which will be led by media business and brand analysts, scripted drama content professionals and on-demand executives drawn from the international players focused on local and global streaming content.

An opportune time for producers, executives and creators to actively assess how to make the most of the evolving landscape and the competition between newly launched streaming services and existing broadcast and pay alternatives.

Briefed by our sessions, line up your strategies in preparation to advance your plans going forward.

Explore a wide range of issues for development, production and deal making, such as the evolving fortunes of AVoD compared to SVoD, the streamers need for high end originals balanced with lower cost dramas, the appeal of limited vs returning series, prospects for partnering with a major indie or studio to achieve a commission, review of deal making options including all rights deals, participation, distribution and IP retention, etc.

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Early Bird = £275 now through June 7, 2020

Standard =  £350 June 8 – June 29, 2020

Please contact us at: london@mediaxchange.com

All Online Programmes will be conducted in English

“You have to go for quality, not volume…The only path to success in the market today is to find a project that awakens curiosity in you. Then you and your team can discuss if it will work in the broader market.”

Christian Wikander, Managing Director, Twelve Town (Conspiracy of Silence, Viaplay)

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The Role of the Showrunner - Meet the Creatives

Dates: 1st July  – 5th August

The Role of the Showrunner – Meet the Creatives

A package of 6 x 90mins weekly sessions premiering on Wednesday July 1st and continuing through Wednesday August 5th, 2020

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

Each session will be led by US Showrunners who will be sharing their creative perspectives and management experience of the development and production process for scripted drama produced for broadcast, cable and streamers

ANNOUNCING THE SPEAKERS! 

 Erik Barmack

CEO, WILD SHEEP CONTENT

 John Wirth

 WU ASSASSINS, HELL ON WHEELS, TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES

 Liz Craft and Sarah Fain

 THE FIX, THE 100, DOLLHOUSE

  Mark Goffman

 THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY, WHITE COLLAR, WEST WING

  Jeff Rake

 MANIFEST, THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA, BOSTON LEGAL

  Victor Levin

 SURVIVOR’S REMORSE, DEVIOUS MAIDS, MAD MEN

Ben Stephenson

 HEAD OF TELEVISION, BAD ROBOT PRODUCTIONS

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Contact us: london@mediaxchange.com

All Online Programmes will be conducted in English

“It’s important to have people who are absolutely willing to say you’re wrong or who have a totally different perspective than you do on everything. Fresh ideas are hard to come by, and good ones are even harder.”

Shonda Rhimes

“There’s nothing more powerful to a showrunner than a truly invested writer.”

Vince Gilligan

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In light of continually expanding opportunities provided by the international markets, please contact us to review your corporate interests and projects for coproduction to build business and creative strategies to expand your international presence