The 3 Elements Screenwriter Abi Morgan (Shame, The Iron Lady, The Hour) Needs to Write a Story
In the last two years, screenwriter Abi Morgan has been the writing skeleton behind projects as diverse and critically acclaimed as Shame, The Iron Lady and BBC Drama The Hour.
Morgan, who is coming from the long british tradition of playwright and TV, and who’s been writing for more than a decade now, shares in the BAFTA Guru video below insights on how she tackles stories, works through her different drafts, deals with letting go of her scripts, writing about a historical contemporary figure, co-writing with Steve McQueen and much more.
While editor Mat Newman’s Bafta Guru video was a simple (but nonetheless very interesting) interview, Morgan’s video mixes footage from a lecture she gave, a solo interview with Morgan and testimonies from some of her close collaborators. There is plenty to learn from it, and here are the three main elements Morgan’s built her lecture around and presented as necessary for her to tackle any new story:
A must-watch for any aspiring screenwriters: