How on earth can Jeremy Howe (Commissioning Editor for Drama at BBC Radio 4) claim that over the next two years writers, producers and actors will have “an unparalleled opportunity for creative endeavour”? The writers, producers and actors will, in the vast majority of cases, be left dangling while the BBC drama department will have “scope to build more creative relationships with suppliers”. Who with? Not the writers. Nor with most of the indies who have been hung out to dry by this policy that gives batches of work to a favoured few.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Further to BBC radio's decision to change its process for commissioning independent producers, in The Stage Guild member Nick McCarty has written to complain about the way that both producers and writers are treated.