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A one-day Conference on Successful Drama Series

Dublin – November 28th 2015


8.50 REGISTRATION


9.30 Opening Titles

Introduction to Big Stories on the Small Screen

Moderator: Neasa Hardiman, Director of Big Stories on the Small Screen
Contributors: Stephanie Comey, Senior Manager of Sectoral Development at the BAI; Teresa McGrane, Deputy Chief Exective of the IFB


10.00 Into The Woods – Structure and the Small Screen

Storytelling for Television

Contributor: John Yorke, former Managing Director of Company Pictures; Author of Into the Woods: A Five Act Journey into Story


12.00 COFFEE BREAK


12.15 Love/Hate

Successful Creative Collaboration

Moderator: Katie Holly, Producer
Contributors: Stuart Carolan, Writer; James Flynn, Producer; Suzanne McAuley, Producer; Steve Matthews, Producer; David Caffrey, Director


13.15 LUNCH BREAK


14.00 Developing a series from idea to screen

Developing and making The Tudors, Camelot and Vikings

Contributor: Michael Hirst, Screenwriter


16.00 COFFEE BREAK


16.15 The Tudors, Vikings and Camelot

Successful Creative Collaboration

Moderator: Dearbhla Walsh, Director
Contributors: Michael Hirst; Morgan O’Sullivan, Producer; Ciarán Donnelly, Director


17.30 End Credits

Call For Entries to Workshop

Moderator: Neasa Hardiman, Director
Contributors: Dearbhla Regan, Orla Bleahan


18.00 END