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Writing for Children's Television - Birmingham
Cheryl Taylor, Controller of CBBC, in conversation with award-winning children’s TV writers Debbie Moon, Jonathan Wolfman and Emma Reeves.
A Writers' Guild event, Friday, 14 June, 2013 from 7:30pm, Blue Orange Theatre, Birmingham
Our panel will discuss the state of the children’s TV industry, and explore opportunities for children’s writers within the BBC and beyond.
Tickets are free to Writers' Guild members and £5 for non-members. To reserve your place visit the event booking page.
Cheryl Taylor (pictured, above), Controller of CBBC Channel, worked her way to a Commissioner’s role at Channel Four via stints in Comic Relief and BBC Entertainment. At Channel Four she commissioned Spaced and Black Books as well as the first Derren Brown extravaganza in 2000. After a spell as Head of Comedy at Hat Trick Productions she returned to the BBC Comedy Department overseeing award-winning shows such as Gavin and Stacey, The Royle Family and A Matter Of Loaf And Death. Cheryl became BBC Comedy Controller in 2009 and commissioned shows including Citizen Khan, Mrs Brown, Twenty Twelve, Cuckoo, Watson and Oliver, Hebburn and Bad Education. She was appointed Controller CBBC Channel in 2012.
Debbie Moon is a film and television writer living in mid-Wales. She has had over fifty short stories published, and her novel, Falling (Honno Press) was shortlisted for Welsh Book Of The Year. She has written for CBBC's The Sparticle Mystery, and is the creator and lead writer of the RTS-award-winning CBBC fantasy drama series Wolfblood. She also has a couple of feature scripts, and a supernatural drama series, in development.
Jonathan Wolfman came to CBBC from the independent sector to script edit series one of Tracy Beaker Returns and stayed with CBBC in-house drama to script edit the next two series, as well as The Dumping Ground series one, Wolfblood series one and two. He has also overseen scripts for the animation series Pet Squad.
Emma Reeves is a versatile writer working in adult drama, children's drama, radio and the stage. In 2011 Emma was nominated by the Writers' Guild for Best Children's Television Script for Tracy Beaker Returns: What You Don’t Know. In 2012 Tracy Beaker Returns won the Royal Television Society award for Best Children's Drama with Emma’ nominated script Money.
To reserve your place visit the event booking page.