Category Archives: Art of development

How to Create a Great Web series

As the opportunities for new original works by new talent dry up on TV and in the independent film sector the use of the Web Series is coming back into fashion as a means of finding an audience, generating funding, … Continue reading

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How do we make Content Development work?

In a month where new monies are announced for cross platform production, games funding, and media and content convergence the focus appears to be on the tech part of the creative industries rather than the content, yet it is the … Continue reading

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What Type of Thriller is Bond – part 2

In looking for a genre framework in to which the Bond movies fit we have looked at the relationship and the investigative thrillers. This blog is about the other two main sub-genre – the Political or Conspiracy Thriller and the … Continue reading

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Which type of thriller is Bond – part 1?

In the last blog  – ‘Is Bond a thriller?‘ I set out a basic framework for assessing whether  a film was  a thriller or not.  However, at the end of the blog I asked the question – ‘Which type of … Continue reading

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Is Bond Really a Thriller?

In the week of the new James Bond film ‘Spectre’ Phil Parker looks at the thriller genre and asks is James Bond really a thriller?  This is one of a series of blogs I am writing on genre to help … Continue reading

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Drama’s Personal Journey

What is the Personal Drama Journey? Those familiar with screenwriting theory may have heard of ‘The Hero’s Journey’, and the underlying concepts of Robert McKee’s ‘Story’ or ‘Save the Cat’.  All of these narrative structures , which some claim are … Continue reading

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The Importance of Setting and Theme in creating TV Drama Series

Back in April this year, I was listening to an international group of students pitch their ideas for TV drama series. And what I noticed was that the American students gave equal weight to setting and theme, plus characters and … Continue reading

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CREATING YOUR DRAMATIC WORLD

    Dramatic worlds are the basis of our multi platform world so where do you start when you just have a narrative/story, a character drawing or an interesting idea or subject? Phil Parker, co-founder of BCre8ive, provides some clues … Continue reading

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First Steps in Development – Active Questions

After selecting your idea – see blog Selecting an Idea – this blog, First Steps in the art of development, written by Phi Parker, co-founder of BCre8ive, is about the active questions you need to make your idea engage an … Continue reading

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Selecting a Creative Idea

We all have great ideas, or too many, or just one, the problem is how do you go about selecting an idea to work on. In this blog, Phil Parker, co-founder of BCre8ive, looks at the initial stages of developing … Continue reading

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