Screen South presents: Re-Focus A Master Class Series

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.

Research and Planning

Thursday 2nd July 2020
3:00pm - 5:00pm


Thursday 9th July 2020
3:00pm - 5:00pm

Production/Post Production

Thursday 16th July 2020
3:00pm - 5:00pm


Thursday 23rd July 2020
3:00pm - 5:00pm

The Tutors - Writing:

Anthony Alleyne is a writer/producer/director. His debut feature film Sunburn debuted on all the major VOD channels in North America and Canada in January 2020. He has a number of projects in development for film, TV and podcast platforms.

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.
Anthony Alleyne
Janina Matthewson is originally from Christchurch, New Zealand and now lives in London. She trained as an actress and also studied English, history and linguistics.

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
Janina Matthewson
Podcast Writer Within The Wires / Murmurs
I'm an actor with experience in film, TV and theater and I absolutely love my job!

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.
Shipra Jain Khanna
Ella Woods is a producer in the BBC Sounds commissioning team, leading on several scripted projects. She has worked in radio and podcasting since 2011, starting her career at BBC Radio 2, 4 and 6 Music, spending several years working on BBC Radio content for Comic Relief, and joining BBC Sounds in June 2019 working across projects including The Missing Cryptoqueen, Have You Heard Georges Podcast?, mortem and The Cipher.

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.
Ella Woods
BBC Sounds commissioning Producer

The Tutors - Research and Planning:

Philippa Chuter is a Senior Business Development Manager in the Broadcast team at Getty Images. This role sees her supporting producers and broadcasters creating content using archive and stock footage, audio and images.

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.
Philippa Chuter
Senior Business Development Manager, Getty Images
Jeremy Fletcher is a writer/producer/director/editor who cut his teeth in film & media in the non-profit, corporate and commercial sectors – initially producing content for global engagement initiatives and ad campaigns.

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.
Jeremy Fletcher
After The Night – Drama Podcast Producer
Lydia Shamah started her career in New York as a literary agent working across fiction and nonfiction books before moving to fiction app Serial Box where she led content development on serialized ebook and audio storytelling.

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.
Lydia Shamah
Commissioning Editor, Scripted Content, Audible
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