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Gallagher joins Drama Summit

CONTENT LONDON: Screenwriter and director Bill Gallagher (The Paradise, Lark Rise to Candleford) has joined the line-up for C21’s International Drama Summit, part of Content London, between November 29 and December 1.

Bill Gallagher

Bill Gallagher

Gallagher will discuss new work such as Sky 1’s forthcoming cinematic eight-parter Jamestown at the event as well as his approach to the craft and his role as a creator and writer.

Jamestown, about the first British settlers in America, is being produced by Downton Abbey and Lucky Man producers Carnival Films and is slated to air later this year on the UK satcaster.

Gallagher’s other creations include critically acclaimed BBC period dramas The Paradise (based on the novel by Emile Zola) and Lark Rise to Candleford, plus The Prisoner for AMC. Film credits include 2012 thriller Blood, based on his earlier Bafta-nominated 2004 serial, Conviction.

Last week it was also announced that screenwriter/director Tony Grisoni had joined the line up for the International Drama Summit. You can find other announced speakers here.

PicturehouseThe International Drama Summit takes place at Picturehouse Central in London’s West End, with the venue opening for registration and the opening-night party on November 28. You can find out more about the event and register online by clicking here.

The three-day event features an unrivalled conference agenda, drama premieres, screenings programme, coproduction marketplace, networking lounges, drama series case studies, broadcaster briefings, writers room strand, craft workshops, coproduction and finance sessions, kids’ content futures, and much more.

For the latest information about the event, follow us on Twitter using the hashtag #C21DS.

We will be announcing one speaker a day between now and the end of September. Earlybird rates are available.

For more information email [email protected] or call C21 on +44 (0)20 7729 7460.

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