Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Rebirth of TV Drama

Throughout May and June, BFI Southbank in London will be screening a series of films celebrating 'The Rebirth of TV Drama'. Guild members can buy tickets for at a discounted price (the same price as for BFI members) - just quote your Guild membership number when booking.
Amid all the noisy debate about the state of British TV drama when compared to the US model, it’s easy to miss one crucial point: the present generation of writers is as gifted as any Britain has produced. Whatever might be wrong with UK drama – its funding crises, its overdependence on crime narratives and biopics – there is no want of talent. This two-month season showcases some of the best shorter-form dramas from the last decade or so, all original works for TV by writers who have been steadily building an impressive body of work with a distinctive signature. We have a number of events/discussions in the two month season with the likes of Dominic Savage, Frank Cottrell Boyce and William Ivory joining in the debates.

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