In this premium article John Yorke explores how Chernobyl’s makers ‘took something complex, grey, difficult and un-heroic and turned it into a classic Hollywood narrative shape’.
Sometimes you need to talk to someone with first-hand experience to really understand the industry. Here, actor, writer and producer Katherine Press and Killing Eve screenwriter Rob Williams discuss how he started working in TV drama, how to handle editor’s notes and the world of High-End TV drama. Interview from December 2017.
Multi-award-winning international playwright Simon Stephens speaks to John Yorke Story’s Katherine Press, and shares his thoughts on drama, creativity and the musical structure of scripts. Interview held in 2019.
Ahead of BBC Writersroom’s annual Drama Room submission window, Katherine Press spoke to Development Executive Simon Nelson about his role at Writersroom and his top tips for writers planning to submit.
There have been debates about whether a Christmas advert made for just £50 is better than the John Lewis £7m Christmas advert featuring Elton John. We know that budget doesn’t matter; it’s all about how you deliver story – so we’ve broken each advert down into their five acts.
We work closely with all our students, and often go through topics in detail to help them better grasp them. In this one-to-one session, the John Yorke Story team work with a screenwriter as she masters some of the core elements of five-act structure: inciting incidents, moments of hope and despair, and the point of no return.