Cause trouble! Inspire change! Do it first writing series drama for Channel 4
Author: Ganz, Adam
Source: Journal of Media Practice, Volume 8, Number 3, 1 December 2007 , pp. 273-288(16)
Abstract:This article looks at Channel 4 series drama and explores why the Channel has not been able to replicate in its domestic drama series the dramatic complexity and sophistication achieved in its American imports with specific reference to the Sopranos. It suggests that the development process tends to favour a closed system in which the drama embodies an already existing worldview and contrasts this with the wider range of characters and dramatic possibilities in the reality show, which draws on a range of avant-garde practices to create drama The article combines research and analysis with the author's own observations from writing a commissioned but unbroadcast drama series for the Channel.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Royal Holloway, University of London.
Publication date: 1 December 2007
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