Screen South presents: Re-Focus
A Free Master Class Series
The Future of Podcasting: Creating Successful Drama
Screen South will be running a weekly Masterclass session each Thursday throughout July. The sessions, curated and Presented by Anthony Alleyne, will focus on “The Future of Podcasting: Creating Successful Drama.”
Each week we will have a series of guests delving into: Research and Planning, Writing, Production and Post Production and Distribution, followed by a Q&A session with our guests. Please let us know if you have any access requirements.
To register your place, please click on the workshop below you would like to attend.
The Tutors - Writing:
Under, a graphic novel, whose adaptation he co-wrote, Anthony has been shortlisted for the Spotlight on Trailer section at the Serie Series Festival in France in June 2020. He is currently close to finishing voice recording on his debut drama six-part podcast, After The Night. Anthony is represented by Abram Nalibotsky and Roy Ashton at The Gersh Agency.
Her first novel, Of Things Gone Astray, was published by The Friday Project in 2015. Her work in audio fiction includes Within the Wires for Night Vale Presents and Murmurs for BBC Sounds.
Photo credit: Jamie Drew
I am trained in Salsa and Bollywood dance forms and have won over 30 National level prizes in dramatics and dance growing up. I am from India and can speak four languages.I have a Diploma in Acting and Dance from Anupam Kher's Actor Prepares in Mumbai. And in my past life, I have done computer engineering and an MBA from IIT Bombay.
Currently recording for the audio drama series "After The Night" as the lead "Jamila Chhabra". I also play "Julianne", the lead in "Meeting", a thriller feature film currently doing rounds at the film festivals. Multi-award winning film "Connected" (Winner- London Independent Film Award, LA Film Award, Mumbai Shorts International Film Award; Official Selection - LA Cinefest, Festigious LA) as lead "Gina" is released.
Outside of this, Ella has a background in comedy and creative scripted content. She has been featured on BBC Radio 1, Radio 2 and 4Extra, and written and performed several critically acclaimed Edinburgh shows including 2018’s ‘Wing Defence’. Her podcast, ‘First Blood: a podcast about periods’, has been featured on BBC Radio 1 and is recommended as a trans-inclusive training resource. She was a founding member of Soho Theatre’s Young Company, championing young writers and performers in London.
The Tutors - Research and Planning:
Philippa started her career in the Broadcast world at BBC in Australia before moving back to the UK and into distribution where she acquired content for Passion Distribution. It was at this point she was picked as a Broadcast Hotshot under 30 and moved to DCD Rights to manage factual acquisitions.
Since joining Getty just over a year ago Philippa has worked with a variety of producers across all genres, including drama and has created bespoke deals and financial models to work with each project’s budget.
After a dabble in documentary film, he made the proverbial leap to narrative content by writing, producing and directing a full scale POC that has generated significant interest from several producers including the VP of Production and Development at Centropolis Entertainment. He was also handpicked by the VP of Twentieth Century Fox to edit a six-part comedy series starring Diane Robin. He is currently producing a six-part podcast drama series, After The Night and is on tap to direct his first independent feature film at the end of this year.
Lydia joined Audible UK as Commissioner of Scripted Content in May last year and has focused on building a dynamic list that spans genres and draws from a diverse range of creative talent.