Long Running Drama Series: Concept to Bible - Package to Completion

Short course


“Finding a great story is one of the hardest things” Kathleen Kennedy, Amblin Entertainment

Appetite for high quality, long running series has increased exponentially in the past 24 months. This creatively driven 2 day online short course takes producers, writers and directors through the challenge of developing a long running drama series using Game of Thrones and Sqiud Games as case studies

Each stage is analysed, including underlying IP, story world, concept, characters and structure. Examples of ‘bibles’ are examined in detail, and the roles of the script editor and show runner are explored. Participants are encouraged to bring projects to workshop over the two days.


Tutored by Dr Angus Finney an experienced film business specialist, author, and an executive producer.  

Whose current work includes producing with Yash Raj Films, India’s largest private film studio; consulting for China’s leading IP agency Cloudwood; mentoring production companies for Creative England and executive producing for Manchester’s horror outfit Grimmfest.

Finney was the manager of Europe’s only Film Production Finance Market for 10 years, and is the former managing director of Renaissance Films in the 2000s.

He teaches at Judge Business School, Cambridge University, where he is a Fellow. He is currently a visiting professor to the Beijing Film Academy, and a Course Director at the Danish National Film School.  He has also trained and taught around the world, including New Zealand, China, Ireland, Canada, Germany, Denmark and the UK.  He has published four books, including The International Film Business: A Market Guide Beyond Hollywood, a PDF copy of which is provided to all attendees (RRP £39.99)


Corporate Rate: £625

Freelance Rate: £325

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