Writing for Daily Drama (4)

Jan Ellis writes for South-African television as one of the team on “Binnelanders”. (Interestingly, he does this from Sydney in Australia.) For us, Jan explores what it is that sets daily drama writing apart from other screenwriting genres. Mapping out the Territory of the Dialogue Writer. Most writing departments employ a larger number of dialogue writers on a part-time basis, … Read More

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Writing for Daily Drama (3)

Jan Ellis writes for South-African television as one of the team on “Binnelanders”. (Interestingly, he does this from Sydney in Australia.) For us, Jan explores what it is that sets daily drama writing apart from other screenwriting genres. The writing/production environment The practical implications of the production of daily drama seriously influence creativity in the process.  Firstly, consider the structure … Read More

Writing for Daily Drama (2)

Jan Ellis writes for South-African television as one of the team on “Binnelanders”. (Interestingly, he does this from Sydney in Australia.) For us, Jan explores what it is that sets daily drama writing apart from other screenwriting genres. Differences of space/time The second aspect of daily drama writing that sets it apart from other screenwriting genres is the configuration of … Read More