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Writers’ Group: In Conversation with Hania Elkington

Join WFTV for a conversation with writer Hania Elkington.

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Writers’ Group: In Conversation with Hania Elkington
Writers’ Group: In Conversation with Hania Elkington

Time & Location

27 Feb 2024, 18:30 – 19:30 GMT

Online Webinar, via Zoom

About the Event

Join WFTV for a conversation with screenwriter Hania Elkington.

Hosted by Christina Pickworth, Hania will be discussing her journey into the industry and the creation of her original series Fifteen-Love, sharing a behind the scenes insight into the making of the show from idea to screen.

Hania Elkington

After winning a run of short fiction prizes, Hania left Edinburgh University with a 1st class MA in Literature. Returning to London, she spent her twenties working as an associate literary agent, helping upcoming writers get their first projects commissioned and produced. But she never stopped writing herself. During those years, Hania twice made the Brit List with BFI-championed feature screenplays and in 2014 she left agenting to focus on her screenwriting career.

Hania's first project to hit screens, The Innocents (2018), was an 8-part Netflix Original starring Guy Pearce and Sorcha Groundsell. Co-created with Simon Duric, it's a runaway teen romance with an electric supernatural twist, set between Yorkshire, London and Norway. Hania wrote four of the eight episodes (1, 3, 4 & 7). Like all of her work, the series is driven by themes of transformation and identity - shining a light on complex and challenging female characters and relationships.

Hania was selected as a Screen International Star of Tomorrow 2018 and went on to write an episode of The Essex Serpent for See-Saw Films and Apple TV+, starring Claire Danes and Tom Hiddleston.

Hania's new, original series, Fifteen-Love, starring newcomer Ella Lily Hyland and Aidan Turner, is now available to stream on Amazon Prime Video. This 6-part series explores trust, power and obsession in the world of elite tennis. Hania created the show, authored all episodes and Exec Produced. The stunning ensemble cast also includes Anna Chancellor (The Crown), Jess Darrow (Encanto), Tom Varey (Ridley Road), Amar Chadha-Patel (Willow) and newcomer Harmony Rose Bremner.

Host

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.

How will the online event work?

This event will be live streamed via Zoom.us. Viewing details will be sent via your confirmation.

Attending participants will not be visible to others and will be muted throughout the session. After the talk, there will be an opportunity for audience members to ask their questions to the panel by using the Q&A feature.

This event is for existing WFTV members only.

If you are not a member and would like to join, membership costs just £100 + VAT/yr , please click here or email admin@wftv.org.uk

At WFTV, we want our events to be accessible for everyone. If you have any access requirements, please let us know in advance and we will do our best to accommodate you. Please contact admin@wftv.org.uk and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Cancellation Policy: Due to limited capacity, we request that if you are unable to attend this event to please cancel your ticket at least three working days before the event. To cancel your ticket, please contact the WFTV team on admin@wftv.org.uk or 0207 287 1400.

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