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Mon, 22 Apr


Online Webinar, via Zoom

Writers’ Group: In Conversation with Development Editor Shannon Britton

Join us for this month’s writers’ group for a conversation with development editor, Shannon Britton.

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Writers’ Group: In Conversation with Development Editor Shannon Britton
Writers’ Group: In Conversation with Development Editor Shannon Britton

Time & Location

22 Apr 2024, 18:30 – 19:30 BST

Online Webinar, via Zoom

About the Event

For this month’s writers’ group, host Christina Pickworth will be in conversation with development editor Shannon Britton.

They will be discussing Shannon’s journey into the industry and career to date, her role as a development editor and script editor on Eastenders and how she works with writers and new talent as well as offering insight to working in Continuing Drama.

Shannon Britton, Development Editor

Shannon is an experienced script editor with almost five years’ experience working in Continuing Drama. She is currently the development editor at BBC’s EastEnders, overseeing finding new writing talent, and providing extra support to those commissioned.

Before her time at EastEnders, Shannon was a Script Trainee at Doctor Who. She also has significant experience in documentary TV, having worked as a development assistant and assistant producer at independent company Monster Films.


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 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

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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 or 0207 287 1400.


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