Introduction to Writing for TV – LPW Workshop

Interested in writing for TV but not sure how to start? Curious about how to get your work seen by the right people? Wondering how to juggle the creative and industry demands of creating stories for the small screen?

During this intensive half-day session, playwright and screenwriter Sumerah Srivastav will guide you through the practical and creative steps of building a career in writing for TV.

Many writers successfully work both for stage and screen, but it isn’t always the easiest thing to know how to get started. While creative careers always have an element of unpredictability, there is a standard career progression many TV writers follow. This course will cover how to get started on the ground floor, and tips for success to build this into a career.

Whether you’re a playwright looking to expand your creative output, or a screenwriter looking for practical industry insight, this workshop will help connect you with the resources you need to pursue writing for television.

Who this workshop is for

This workshop is open to all.  There is no need to prepare anything in advance, though you will likely want to bring a notebook and pen to take notes.

When and where

Date and time: Saturday 4 June 2016 from 2-5pm

Venue: The Pleasance Theatre (Rehearsal Rooms), Carpenters Mews, North Road, London, N7 9EF (nearest tube: Caledonian Road)

Cost: £41

How to book

Please click the link below to book your place:

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Places are reserved on a  strictly first come first serve basis, so early booking is advised.

About the Workshop Leader

Sumerah Srivastav is a screenwriter and playwright with a background in TV & feature film production and commercial radio. As a playwright her stage plays have been performed at Soho, Tristan Bates, Redbridge Drama Centre, Contact, Orange Tree and The Pleasance. She is currently under commission to Redbridge Drama Centre and the Migration Museum. In television Sumerah is a regularly commissioned writer under contract on EastEnders whilst also developing her own original drama series called The Rising. Sumerah is represented by Kitson Press Associates and more info can be found at

Photo Credit: Mario Carvajal via Flickr Commons CC License

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