Please share this link to all people interested in writing. Full details of the whole six part series ‘Write On’ now available.
‘Write On’ – a six part documentary series showcasing contemporary writers from the North East – will air on Made in Tyne & Wear from 3rd September.
Written, directed and produced by David Jewell, the series focuses on a range of contemporary writers from the region, several of whom have worked extensively with Northern Film + Media.
The first episode features international crime author Mari Hannah, whose book The Murder Wall is currently in development with Stephen Fry’s Sprout Pictures and had its origins in the NFM and BBC drama development initiative North East Voices. Also featured later in the series is the acclaimed horror novelist Stephen Laws.
Award winning film screenwriters Martin Herron and Gavin Williams give practical advice on writing for the cinema and explain how they accessed the industry and progressed to on screen success.
For anyone interested in producing their own movie, filmmaker/ director Andy Mark Simpson offers a masterclass in how to produce a full length feature on a micro budget.
Freelance journalist and author Phil Penfold describes his career writing as a film and theatre critic, giving his own unique take on a range of showbiz names.
For those interested in writing and in what it means to be a writer, who want tips to improve their own work, or have ever dreamt of making a career in the industry, these are the must-see documentaries.
‘Write On’ will be broadcast initially on Made in Tyne and Wear but is soon to be available nationwide. Watch on Sky, Virgin Media or Freeview, or view live online.
Episode 1 Mari Hannah: Sun 3rd Sept at 10 am, repeated Wed 5th Sept at 1 am, and Thurs 6th Sept at 10 am
Episode 2 Andy Mark Simpson: Sun 10th Sept at 10 am, repeated Wed 13th Sept at 1 am, and Thurs 14th Sept at 10 am
Episode 3 Gavin Williams: 17th Sept at 10 am, repeated Wed 20th Sept at 1 am, and Thurs 21st Sept at 10 am
Episode 4 Martin Herron: 24th Sept at 10 am, repeated Wed 27th Sept at 1 am, and Thurs 28th Sept at 10 am
Episode 5 Stephen Laws: 1st Oct at 10 am, repeated Wed 4th Oct at 1 am, and Thurs 5th Oct at 10 am
Episode 6 Phil Penfold 8th Oct at 10 am, repeated Wed 11th Oct at 1 am, and Thurs 12th Oct at 10 am