Tue, 25 Apr|
Online Webinar, via Zoom
Writers’ Group: Bing Masterclass with Nikica Markot-David, Chief Production & Editorial Officer, Acamar Films
For this month’s Writers’ Group, we will be spotlighting writing for animation in Children’s TV with a masterclass in the writing process behind Bing.
Time & Location
25 Apr 2023, 18:30 – 19:30 BST
Online Webinar, via Zoom
About the Event
For this month’s Writers’ Group, we will be spotlighting writing for animation in Children’s TV with a masterclass in the writing process behind the hit global television series for pre-school audiences, Bing.
Produced by Acamar Films, with Dublin based studio Brown Bag Films, Bing has seen extraordinary success since it launched in the UK in 2014, winning the International Emmy for Best Children’s Programme, the Writer’s Guild Award for best writing in a children’s programme, and a BAFTA nomination for best children’s programme. Adapted specially for television, from the original books by Ted Dewan, Bing celebrates the joyful, messy reality of pre-school life and finds the big stories in the little moments.
In this event, Agent Christina Pickworth will be in conversation with Nikica Markot-David, Chief Production & Editorial Officer at Acamar Films. They will be discussing the making of Bing offering insight to creating the authenticity of the series and reversioning of Bing across global territories, how they work with writers and dissecting the process of writing an episode.
Nikica Markot-David, Chief Production & Editorial Officer at Acamar Films
Nikica joined Acamar in 2017 as a Production Assistant working on Bing Series four and has worked her way to her current role of Chief Production and Editorial Officer. At Acamar, Nikica leads all aspects of the global production of Bing including the creation of Bing episodes, all editorial considerations and additional content such as live-action shorts, educational formats, audio, cinema packages and music videos. Niki oversees the reversioning of Bing across global territories, responsible for delivering the award-winning series in 37 languages. Nikica has a theatre background having trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama before working in a number of different production roles across theatre, film and television.
Christina Pickworth, Agent, Imagine Talent
Christina is an agent for writers and directors at a small, bespoke agency Imagine Talent, with a list that focuses on emerging talent and female voices. Christina has written feature films, consulted for production companies and financiers, and freelanced at United Agents, as well as spending several years working in film development finance for a fund that invested in 300 British film projects over three years. Christina has previously sat on the selection committee for the BAFTA Rocliffe screenwriting competitions, and she consults for Stage 32, Industrial Scripts and Reel One Entertainment.
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