Writing For TV: Making the Transition From Stage To Screen (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 work in advance, though each participant will be asked to submit in advance a burning question or topic they would like to see covered. You will likely want to bring a notebook and pen to take notes.

When and where

Date and time: Saturday 11 November 2017 from 2.30-5.30pm

Venue: Theatre Delicatessen Broadgate, 2 Finsbury Avenue, London EC2M 2PA (nearest tube: Liverpool Street/Moorgate)

Cost: £41.50 members / £55 non-members*

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How to book

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

About the Workshop Leader

Sumerah Srivastav is a playwright and television writer currently on contract to EastEnders. She has been identified as a rising star in the BBC’s 2017 New Talent Hotlist and is currently one of fifteen writers invited onto the MediaXchange and Creative Skillset’s Advanced Writing for HETV drama programme. As a playwright she has been a member of the Royal Court’s Critical Mass and Studio Writers’ programmes, Stratford East’s Musical Theatre Initiative, Orange Tree Writers Collective and The Criterion playwright programme. Her plays include Jigsaw, Veiled & Vinegar, The Fairy King, Space Invaders, Downfall and Border Liesand have been performed at Soho, Tristan Bates, Redbridge Drama Centre, Contact, Orange Tree and The Pleasance. She has a number of projects for stage and screen in development and is represented by Kitson Press Associates.

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