WFTV Writers Group: In Conversation with Alexandra Arlango founder of The Brit List
Thursday 13 June| 6:30pm – 8:30pm (session starts 7pm)
St Anne’s Church, 55 Dean Street, W1D 6AF
The WFTV Writers’ Group meets each month for an informal gathering to give writers a chance to share experiences, swap tips, and reconnect with the world for a couple of hours.
For June’s meeting, join WFTV Writers Group Producer Christina Pickworth in welcoming Alexandra Arlango founder and co-ordinator of The Brit List and Head of Development at Caryn Mandabach Productions.
The Brit List is not a competition. It’s a showcase.
UK Film & TV companies are invited to recommend the best unproduced scripts they have seen in the past year. If a script receives a minimum number of recommendations it will be featured on the Brit List. The object is to provide an industry wide platform for these scripts and their writers, even though there is an inevitable ranking due to the number of recommendations a screenplay may receive.
Since 2007 the Brit List has been exclusively for film scripts. However, the inaugural Brit List: TV was launched in 2018 and now subsequent Brit Lists will alternate between film and TV.
The next Brit List will be in November 2019 for TV.
Although the Brit List is compiled by recommendations from companies in the Film and TV industries, it has been coordinated voluntarily for the last 10 years by Alexandra Arlango. She has seen it grow from humble beginnings to become recognised as an industry wide platform for new-writing voices in the UK.
Throughout a long career in film, Alexandra has co-produced four successful feature films including BAFTA and Oscar winner The Duchess. In 2016 she made the move into TV where she has collaborated with both established and emerging writing talent to add to her already wide contact book.