International entertainment industry consultancy MediaXchange has partnered with John Yorke (Life on Mars) to launch a new series of interactive virtual workshops to help writers, producers and executives develop their skills while being isolated due to the Covid-19 crisis.
Classes are led by ‘best-in-class experts’ and delivered as live interactive workshops, which can be booked online.
The sessions include two storytelling workshops – one for writers and one for executives – with theater producer, curator, writer, consultant and speaker Yorke (Shameless, Wolves Room). They will take place from May to June.
The ‘Meet the Creatives’ component will feature one session per week, each featuring an American showrunner and running from July to August, while an international film trade seminar with EP and author, Angus Finney (The motherr, Candies, Disco pigs) is also planned. The masterclass will focus on the development, production and financing of international feature films and will take place in May.
Elsewhere there will be a workshop on streaming platforms, giving participants key information to ânavigate the opportunities offered by SVOD, AVOD, BVOD and TVOD to better understand your options in the UK landscapeâ – from June to July.
MediaXchange CEO Katrina Wood said, âOur mission has always been to connect the most talented professionals in the entertainment industry to share their skills and experience while building lasting partnerships.
“We are delighted to enter a new phase with an additional range of online courses and workshops that will continue to help creatives and executives pursue their international ambitions in the service of great storytelling for film and film. television. “