Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Writers' Guild BBC TV Drama Event - reminder

By Gail Renard, Chair of the Guild's TV Committee

Wednesday 2nd June, 6:30 - 9:00pm

The Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London EC1

The Guild will be holding our long-awaited event with the BBC about continuing drama series on June 2nd. This event is in answer to the many complaints that the Guild has had from members in the past year about continuing drama series. This has resulted in the Guild having productive meetings with the BBC, who’ve been as eager to resolve the issues as we are.

The panel will consist of Ben Stephenson, BBC Controller of Commissioning; John Yorke, Controller of BBC Production; and Kate Harwood, Head of Series and Serials; as well as some of the producers and/or production personnel of various CDS series. I’ll be chairing.

This is your chance to hear the improvements the BBC are making to writers’ working conditions. The execs will also be discussing what they’re looking for in new programmes. Questions will be welcome. For those of you who aren’t able to attend or are shy, you can e-mail anonymous questions for me to read out to:

There’ll also be an opportunity to mingle informally with the executives afterwards, over a glass of Chateau Guild and canap├ęs. The evening is open to both members and non-members. We strongly encourage people who write on BBC continuing drama series to attend. Tickets are £10. Book via

This is the event you’ve been waiting for. Come one; come all!

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