24th – 27th June 2019
Panel includes Laura Neal, best known as writer on the popular Netflix series SEX EDUCATION.
2012 Broadcast Hot Shot, Laura Neal began writing at 18 years old. Whilst studying at Bristol University she won the Hull Truck Prize (2007) and was selected for the Paines Plough Future Perfect scheme and the Royal Court writers programme in the same year. In 2008 her play KILLING JONATHAN was shortlisted for the Rod Hall award and the Theatre 503 Award.
Laura continued to write for the Old Vic, Paines Plough and Clean Break throughout her degree and since graduating has written for SECRET DIARY OF A CALL GIRL (Tiger Aspect/ITV2) an original half hour film NEW CROSS starring Russell Tovey (Touchpaper/C4) MY MAD FAT DIARY (Drama Republic/C4) TATAU (Touchpaper/BBC) SEX EDUCATION (NETFLIX) AND TURN UP CHARLIE (NETFLIX).
Laura is a member of the Advanced Writing for Television Drama Programme 2017-8 run by MediaXchange & Creative Skillset, a scheme for writers with proven credits and experience who have been nominated by a senior industry professional.
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