Neil Cross is a multi award-winning British novelist and screenwriter. Best known as creator and sole writer of BBC crime series LUTHER starring Idris Elba, Neil co-wrote hit horror film MAMA, has worked on multiple international television series including CROSSBONES, DR WHO and SPOOKS, and is currently penning work for BBC, Hulu and 20th Century Fox.
In this session Neil talks to Thomas Sainsbury about his methods for getting compelling characters and stories from his imagination on to the page. Neil explores the kind of character elements that can sustain drama across multiple series, writing crime including following or circumventing ‘complete logic’, writing alone versus the writers’ table, and his own writing processes outlining, drafting and redrafting.
Session Time: Saturday 30 September, 4.40pm.