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Olivia Brennan is a screenwriter, producer, interview host and founder of Into The Script. Since graduating with a BA Honours in English Literature, Creative Writing & Film and Television Studies in 2014, Olivia started her blog. Into The Script is a platform providing writing and filmmaking craft tips, how-to articles and Industry interviews.

Olivia also uses her platform to passionately support the voices of other BAME creatives and Women In Film.

Olivia has interviewed some of the most influential filmmakers and writers in the world; including award-winning screenwriters, producers, managers, directors and other industry professionals who have worked on projects such as the Jurassic Park franchise, Star Wars and Harry Potter and with studios such as Universal, Netflix, Disney and Marvel.

She has also been featured as a guest blogger on some of the most notable screenwriting and filmmaking sites such as Bang2Write, Stage 32 and Shore Scripts. Olivia previously worked as a feature writer in Entertainment & Research at Shore Scripts, a feature writer & interview host at Bang2Write (UK's No.1 Screenwriting blog), and as a script reader with the world's largest screenwriting event - The London Screenwriter's Festival.



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  1. Hi Olivia,
    Just taken part in your Facebook Into The Script broadcast with Lizzie. I thought it was excellent and will certainly be tuning in again if/when there is another session.
    I have a question for you. What is the best way to approach taking an established stage script and converting it into something for TV. Clearly there are issues of format etc which I can read up about but I could really do with some advice about the actual storytelling. As a stage writer I am naturally quite wordy - I love creating crunchy, actable dialogue that rattles the story along. On TV it is very different - witness the amazing NORMAL PEOPLE which had long sequences of near silence. What advice can you offer along these lines. Many thanks, Peter

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  2. Hi Peter!

    Thank you so much for the kind words, so happy to hear you're enjoying our live sessions in the group! And Lizzie was so brilliant, great you thought so too :) My best advice would be using you current stage script as a base to create a detailed outline, which will then inform your scenes for a television pilot. Once you've fully fleshed these ideas in the adaptation (and there may well be some changes as you're exploring that process) then I would look into the format of writing as a screenplay for Tv.

    One of the best ways to familiarise yourself is to read as many TV pilot scripts as you can. You'll soon become familiar with the format and go from there while writing your own. I hope that helps in some way - it's certainly given me an idea for a new blog post, so maybe keep an eye out for that in the future!

    All the best,

    Olivia x

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