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An interview with a BBC drama scriptwriter
Toby Whitehouse, creator of BBC Three’s Being Human is interviewed by Kate Rowland. He shares his experiences with aspiring writers about his career. How he started out in writing for the BBC, including clips from Being Human. He focuses on the importance of learning by doing and mastering the mechanics of constructing a script. Being patient and being able to build a long term career in the entertainment industry. The development process of Being Human and how ideas started out. How writers blend genres to create original texts. How the development process can sometimes be long and difficult and how writers must be persistent and constantly see things from the potential viewer’s perspective. The paramount importance of telling stories through characters. Advice on staying true to gut feelings regarding narrative decisions. This clip was first created on the BBC Academy College of Production website: bbc.co.uk/academy/collegeofproduction. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
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