THE PALGRAVE HANDBOOK OF SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT. Chapter: Constructing Criticism without Crushing Confidence: cultures of feedback in television script development

Macneill, Marie ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8815-6426 (2021) THE PALGRAVE HANDBOOK OF SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT. Chapter: Constructing Criticism without Crushing Confidence: cultures of feedback in television script development. In: THE PALGRAVE HANDBOOK OF SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT. Palgrave/ Macmillan, Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021, pp. 135-146. ISBN ISBN 978-3-030-82233-0 ISBN 978-3-030-82234-7 (eBook)

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This chapter explores the vital relationship between the creative storyteller and the script editor in the story-telling process. An outside eye can help a writer find objectivity, but this process can crush confidence, especially if the feedback is heavy-handed. When is the best time to give notes to inexperienced writers, who can be creatively crushed under the weight of criticism, even when it is obviously constructive and well-intentioned? The chapter draws on the author’s own experiences of script development, including simultaneously working on two television series; one broadcast worldwide, and the other eventually dropped and not being made at all; interviews with other practitioners, including Graham Mitchell, a scriptwriter from BBC1’s long-running crime drama Silent Witness (1996--), George R.R. Martin’s book editor, Jane Johnson, who discusses working with successful writers; and a range of cast, crew and mentors from undergraduate and postgraduate screenwriting students who share their thoughts on critique.

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ISBN: ISBN 978-3-030-82233-0 ISBN 978-3-030-82234-7 (eBook)
Subjects: Film & TV > Film > British Film
Film & TV > TV > British TV
Writing & Journalism > Creative Writing
Education
Film & TV
Language
Writing & Journalism > Creative Writing > Professional Writing
Writing & Journalism > Creative Writing > Storytelling
Writing & Journalism
Courses by Department: The School of Film & Television > Television
Depositing User: Marie Macneill
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2022 14:27
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2022 08:11
URI: http://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/4480

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