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How to Create an Innovative TV Series with Gub Neal | November 12th

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Date:           Thursday 12th November, 2015

Location:   Galway Film Centre, Wellpark Road.

Duration:   0.5 day (Start time:10.30am)

Fee:              €20

Participant Profile:
This course is aimed at writers and producers who wish to enhance their creative writing process, as well as gain an insight into how TV Drama is produced in Europe. Tutor, Gub Neal, will also conduct some one to one meetings with pre-selected writers, producers or writer/producer teams.

Course Profile:
Screen Training Ireland, in association with Galway Film Centre, are seeking participants for a talk on How to Create Innovative TV Series. Gub Neal (Creative Producer on THE FALL), will outline the key factors necessary for great TV Drama, as well as giving an insight into how TV Drama is produced in Europe. It will be a combination of how to cultivate and nurture the creative writing process as well as an insight into the new options for getting TV made. Effectively, it will look at the journey from script to screen for TV drama.

Topics covered will include:

  • What broadcasters and the audience want/developing a hook to reel them in
  • Funding models for TV
  • Identifying ideas and their execution
  • Managing the broadcasters’ needs, especially in co-production

Application for One-to-One Meetings:
A limited number of one to one meetings with Gub Neal are available on Thursday afternoon, November 12th for those who apply in advance. This is open to writers, producers or writer/producer teams. Priority will be given to projects in development or with an expression of interest from a broadcaster. If you would like a meeting, please email a brief CV and one page project outline by Monday October 19th to education@galwayfilmcentre.ie.

Application for Talk:
Please apply online at www.screentrainingireland.ie. Please note the deadline for applications is Monday the 19th of October 2015.

Gub Neal
Gub is an award-winning producer, formerly a Head of Drama at Channel 4 and also a Controller of Drama at Granada where he co-created CRACKER and won an Emmy for PRIME SUSPECT. Highlights at Channel 4 included YOUNG PERSONS GUIDE TO BECOMING A ROCKSTAR, QUEER AS FOLK, and the prestigious millennium show LONGTITUDE.

Prior to co-founding Artists Studio in 2009, he set up and ran Box TV where his productions included; TRUST, GUNPOWDER TREASON and PLOT, NO DIRECTION HOME, THE LAST ENEMY, WIND IN THE WILLOWS (both BBC/ WGBH) and the Prix Italia winning SUNDAY. He finished COMBAT HOSPITAL for Global TV in Canada and ABC in the US, which he worked on as both executive producer and writer in 2011 and has also produced THE FALL by Allan Cubitt with Gillian Anderson which was transmitted to huge acclaim last summer on BBC 2, gaining the highest rating for a drama on the channel for nearly ten years. Season three will be made in Autumn 2015.

For any further details, contact Mary Deely at Galway Film Centre at education@galwayfilmcentre.ie

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