25 years ago I got my first job and my big break into the Television Industry as a Script Editor. EastEnders was the show and my career future; thanks to the best job in drama development and production, was assured.
Script Editing one of the most popular and fast turnaround shows on our networks at the time, taught me all I still know and use on a daily basis working with writers from my script consultancy Script Advice.
If you are a story nut; love the written word and how it translates to our screens, are a binge watcher of streamed series or box sets, tend to shout out plot holes or highlight plot twists at the telly box, annoy your loved ones with your obsessive attention to story and character detail in all your favourite shows….then you are a script editor in the making.
You will need to be a lover of all things story related. You will need to have definite likes and dislikes where television drama is concerned, and be able to articulate and back up any opinion you have.
You don’t need to be a show off. You do need to have opinions and be able to voice them in a group setting.
You may really like working in a group. You may like working one on one. Both are suited to the job of Script Editing and both are applied in this course.