“Writing for TV and Film” Q&A panel with Julian Dutton, Catrin Collier and Rob Gittins, hosted by Sarah Reynolds
Sunday 30th April
at the Angel Inn
What is the difference between writing a book and writing for film or TV? What are the dynamics, the joys and pitfalls, advantages and disadvantages? We’ve invited two writers who should know: Julian Dutton and Rob Gittins, both writing for the screen as well as working on books. We’re thrilled to announce that author and scriptwriter CATRIN COLLIER, also known as KATHERINE JOHN, CARO FRENCH, KATHERINE HARDY or KA JOHN will be joining them.
They will talk about their experiences and take questions from the audience,
Moderator is Sarah Reynolds, a fellow author and PhD student in creative writing at Aberystwyth University.
Llandovery based Julian Dutton is a writer and performer whose work has won a British Comedy Award, a BAFTA, and a Radio Academy Gold Award. A former BBC contract writer, he is the co-creator & co-writer of the BBC TV comedy series Pompidou starring Matt Lucas. He co-created, wrote & performed in the BBC1 comedy series The Big Impression with Alistair McGowan, and his CBBC sitcom Scoop ran for three series of 39 eps. He has written & performed in more than 200 radio comedy shows, including his own series The Harpoon, the spoof Boy’s Own Magazine comedy co-written with Peter Baynham, and Truly Madly Bletchley. Most recently he won the Radio Academy Gold Award for writing & performing in the impressions series The Secret World with Bill Dare for BBC R4. He has toured as a comedian and impressionist and appeared in the West End supporting many of Britain’s top comics like Harry Hill and Al Murray. He is currently writing an animated feature film for Paramount with Locksmith Animation. He is the author of Keeping Quiet, a history of visual comedy since the advent of sound, published by Chaplin Books.
Rob Gittins is an award-winning screenwriter who has written for most of the UK’s top-rated television drama series of the past thirty years – including EastEnders, The Bill, Heartbeat and Casualty – and film, as well as creating original drama series of his own. As recognition of his work as the longest serving writer in the history of the show, he recently received an Outstanding Achievement Award for EastEnders. His fourth novel, Investigating Mr Wakefield, was published in 2016.