Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Friend or Foe - Working with Directors

On the WGGB website, Moe Owoborode reports from the first in a series of events about writers collaborating with directors that took place at the Writers’ Guild Centre last week.
Rupert Walters contrasted the situation with the US where the main job of movie directors is reading and working on screenplays whereas he found that British directors moving from TV over to film often have no experience or training in how to work with a writer. On most British TV dramas there is little contact between the writer and director as the script work is done by a script editor. He felt that directors need more training on how to collaborate with writers because this should be how much of their time will be spent.

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