Date of release: Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Lucy Brown book, The TV Studio Production HandbookCreating a successful studio television programme is the topic of a new book co-authored by a University of Greenwich lecturer.

Lucy Brown, Head of Film & TV Production, and an award-winning programme maker, explains the production process from beginning to end in The TV Studio Production Handbook. Alongside fellow author Lyndsay Duthie, she explores topics including pre-production, casting and scripting, as well as the required paperwork from call sheets to running orders.

The 'one-stop handbook' includes exclusive interviews from top TV executives from the UK, USA, Australia and China and live case studies from hit international formats covering every genre, from reality to drama and news. Scripts cover programmes as diverse as Britain's Got Talent, Big Brother, Coronation Street, The Chase, Teletubbies and Channel 4 News.

Lucy says: "We spotted a gap in the market and devised this book to offer students insider knowledge into the contemporary world of TV studio production. Our research took us all over the world and we aim to educate and inspire the next generation of programme makers."

A Principal Lecturer within the university's Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities, Lucy has made programmes for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Nickelodeon and Disney. She has TV credits on BAFTA and RTS award-winning children's programmes, as well as the acclaimed architecture series Grand Designs.

The new title has attracted glowing reviews. David Williams, BBC Creative Director of Entertainment North, wrote: "By capturing the modern, global world of television production from the mouths of those involved in some of the industry's biggest shows, the Handbook delivers a window on the real world of programme making alongside the theory."

Shelly Goldstein, a Hollywood TV Writer-Producer and Comedy Consultant, added: "Everyone in the world has an idea for a sure-fire hit TV show. But even the best ideas mean nothing if you don't know how to take them from concept to completion. This book, written by two women who have triumphed in the trenches of TV production, gives you the tools you need to negotiate today's rapidly evolving international TV landscape.'

For further information, contact lucy.brown@gre.ac.uk or see @lucyaabrown

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