Working as a creative writer in TV production is a highly demanding job with meetings, filming schedules and tight deadlines to meet. So we were privileged that Producer and Scriptwriter Richard Warlow, who has connections with Tonbridge, took time out to talk to Year 12 and 13 about writing and visualising the Ripper series for the BBC and fielding questions on how to get into TV, as a writer, actor or director.
Media students posed insightful questions about writing and producing TV drama with future careers in mind, and Richard Warlow, who began his career as a runner, shared a few trade secrets. Recounting how redundancy led him from producing to scriptwriting, he also shared tips about the need for persistence when sending speculative letters and the importance of networking, particularly with those who control the money!
With so many new film and TV platforms such as Amazon prime and Netflix, there is no better time, he told students, to consider a creative career. We look forward to Richard Warlow visiting us again to work with smaller groups on scriptwriting for TV. More information about Richard Warlow can be found here.