High End TV Series: Developing Your Career from Shorts to TV Drama with Lewis Arnold

Posted on 22nd April 2020 by Charlotte Nixon

The first in our series of High End TV Webinars! This time, learn how to develop your career from Shorts to TV Drama with Lewis Arnold on Wednesday 29th April - 3:00pm-4:30pm

Our High End TV Webinar series invites leading industry speakers to share their experiences and insight, touching upon:

  • Job roles and career paths in high end TV drama
  • Personal stories – how they progressed, highs and lows, career highlights
  • How you can develop your own ideas for scripted television
  • Working with producers and commissioners – pitching to the likes of ITV, C4 & Netflix
  • Reflections on TV production in the COVID-19 era

#1: Developing Your Career from Shorts to TV Drama

Director Lewis Arnold talks us through his career journey from early roles in film as a runner and 1st AD, to directing short films and episodes of major series including Misfits and Humans.

We’ll discuss the process of getting those first commissions, directing series blocks and working with broadcasters, as well as developing your own projects from idea to commission to production.

About Lewis Arnold

Lewis began his TV career directing episodes of the BAFTA-winning Misfits for C4 and Russel T Davies’ Banana for E4. In 2015 he directed two episodes of C4/AMC series Humans, C4’s most successful original drama in over 20 years, as well as an episode of Broadchurch for Sister Pictures.

In 2017/18 Lewis directed Cleaning Up for ITV and Sister Pictures and starring Sheridan Smith, having developed the project with writer and creator Mark Marlow. He also directed Dark Money, a four-part drama for the BBC and The Forge.

Lewis has just wrapped filming on ITV’s upcoming miniseries Des, starring David Tennant as Dennis Nilsen, a project he developed with writer Luke Neal.

This webinar will be shown via Zoom. Register through Eventbrite here. You will receive an emailed link to the Zoom event 24 hours beforehand.

For more information about this event, contact tvs@northernmedia.org

This event is supported by Northern Film + Media’s Tees Valley ERDF project. Places are free but limited. You must have a Tees Valley base, be over 18yrs and be eligible to access SME support.

Northern Film + Media’s Tees Valley Screen project is funded by the ERDF through Creative Industries Business Support and Development Programme 2014-20, which is bringing over £300m into the North East to support innovation, enterprise and business support across the region. Additional funding support for this project is from Tees Valley Combined Authority and Arts Council England.

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