If your dream job is in this industry, or you’re looking for an agent, then you need to work with Yvonne
Yvonne is an award-winning television drama producer. She is a highly qualified, experienced script editor, script developer, script writer and producer of drama for the television market. Having script edited Eastenders, produced Holby City (her series was BAFTA nominated) and executive produced Crossroads, she is an originator of new and dynamic formats and a self motivator who loves to lead strong, creative teams.
When you sign up to a course with Yvonne, you work directly with her. This means you have direct access to
Her Knowledge Yvonne has been there, done that and continues to wear the T-shirt
Her Personality Yvonne has a very effervescent character, everyone that comes into contact with Yvonne leaves feeling happier and more energised than before
Industry Connected Yvonne knows the industry and people that turn the wheels and mentioning you have trained with her will stand you in good stead.
“I’ve just finished Yvonne Grace’s Script Editing for Television – and wanted to say how marvellous the course is.
For starters, there’s Yvonne with her warm welcome, knowledge, passion, and tales, all of which she imparts effortlessly, helping you to fall further in love with writing, story, and script editing.
STUDENT SCRIPT EDITING FOR TV
“Yvonne gave me my first break in television. She was my first teacher, my first producer and a key person in my script editing training. She has a passion for long running series, thinks outside the box and is prepared to take risks.
Yvonne has worked with the following companies and can proudly wear the ‘been there, done that’ T-shirt
“Once I had a first draft, I honestly couldn’t tell if it was any good. I hadn’t written for TV before and had no idea what the structure for an episode was…I knew I needed to get some expert eyes on it, so I went to Yvonne… She’s had 30+ years in the industry and seemed to fundamentally understand TV drama. She was the right person to help. I’d had lots of positive feedback about how strong my opening pages were. I was really, really proud of them. And one of Yvonne’s first comments was, “the opening’s got to change”…I trusted her though, and she was right…
Listen to my Podcast with Stuart Wright
Last year, I participated in a podcast episode alongside Stuart Wright, who is both a writer and podcaster. He asked me what 3 films influenced me in my life and I said American Werewolf in London, Strictly Ballroom and Withnail and I. You can listen to a 50 second snippet, or if you want to listen to the whole thing please press the play now button!!
“Being able to step out of our day to day commercially focussed roles and immerse ourselves in the world of script writing and analysis allowed us to approach our shows from a new angle, with enhanced knowledge and insight as to the elements that make up a great script and how things will work on screen. We are all looking at shows/scripts through a different lens now thanks to the training.
NEIL RODWELL Marketing Director, Sony Pictures Entertainment
“Yvonne’s course is a total immersion into the thinking, vocabulary and process of TV drama. Calling on decades of experience and her connections to the industry, this is a 101 on story, character, scripting, script editing and the all important commercial appeal of a drama.
It gave me direction, ideas and insight into who’s who in Tellyland and – more importantly – why. Yvonne is a generous, engaging and responsive host, creating a space where attendees are allowed to be open and test ideas while she gently gives structure to the course. It’s thorough but invigorating. Rooted in knowledge but open to new ideas.
LAURENCE COOK Script Editing for TV delegate
Writing can be a lonely experience. This is where I come in, because writing for Television is essentially collaborative and finding the right person with the right set of skills and experience to help you, is essential in order for you to truly flourish as a writer give you the tools and confidence to be the best writer you can be.
Working with companies and writing initiatives, I have helped develop and strengthen the UK writer talent base. Workshops are tailored to meet your requirements. Amongst others, I have worked with Screenskills as a credited trainer provider and HBO Europe funded writer initiative Midpoint, as well as providing Story Lining support for both Drama Series giants Holby City and Casualty.
I love to pass on what I have learnt through actually doing the job of script developing, script editing and producing drama for the past 25 years. I have developed many workshops and short courses for writers keen to work in television, since setting up Script Advice. These have included workshops entitled: Start Your Story Engine, Writers’ Day, From Idea to Treatment.
SCRIPT ADVICE WRITER’S ROOM on Facebook – I set up this group to support the work I do here at Script Advice it is THE group to join if you want great support, friendly advice and to be part of an inclusive, creative bunch of writers on Facebook. I also write many articles that are free for you to read. They may be a good starting point for you.
“Students in the UK studying scriptwriting, creative writing, TV production and media courses would do well to read this book, with its practical focus and instructive guidance on the realities of writing for series in the industry. Read Full Quote
Dr Helen Jacey
“If you want to get an impressive insight into the industry and routes in to make your work competitive then buy this book now.
““From Creation to Pitch: How to Write Stories for Television That Sell” by Yvonne Grace is like a GPS through the maze of TV production. With the finesse of a seasoned writer and the wisdom of a TV industry insider, Grace has distilled her years of experience into a compact powerhouse of guidance. This little guide isn’t just handy; it’s your secret weapon for navigating the turbulent waters of TV drama. #TVWritingWizardry #YvonneGraceMagic
How to write a TV series outline is a tricky skill to get right. You need to be both creative but also present your series narrative commercially, so that Producers find it easy to read and it answers their key questions about the series as a whole.
JEM DRYER Delegate/script editor If you ever want to see a real wizard at work, sign up for Yvonne Grace’s Script Editing for Television course right this second. The way Yvonne can take apart a script is genuinely dazzling to watch, and you can’t help but feel yourself becoming ten times the script editor you were just by watching her process. There is no explanation for being able to cover every aspect of script analysis and editing, storylining, delivering notes to writers, and understanding the script editor’s role in production in only four days other than magic.