In this podcast episode, we are joined by Emma Turner, an experience international drama producer and executive producer, who has worked on iconic television dramas such as EastEnders, Holby City, and Hollyoaks. We explore the intricacies of television drama production, from making difficult decisions that create compelling moral dilemmas for characters, to the power dynamics and decision-making processes that shape a show. Emma also shares her experiences of working on a court show in India and discusses the unique challenges of rolling out drama formats in different countries. The episode concludes with a discussion on the impact of drama on viewers and why popular shows are often remade.
In this episode, we are joined by Tracy Jean, or TJ, a seasoned executive in the field of development and acquisitions. In a full and frank discussion, TJ shared a treasure trove of insights into the dynamic world of ideation, development, and acquisitions in the television industry. With a wealth of experience spanning decades and continents (three and counting!), she delved into the importance of collaboration, the intricacies of crafting new show concepts, and the challenges of acquiring content.