London TV Pitchbox - Peter Harness

Source: FilmarketHub

Peter Harness

Seven aspiring TV creators pitched series to industry professionals in the second edition of FilmarketHub’s London TV Pitchbox, held on Friday, September 23.

The event, an offline version of the digital service offered by FilmarketHub, was preceded by a talk from writer Peter Harness, who adapted Susanna Clarke’s novel Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell to a BBC series, and has further credits including Wallander and next year’s The War Of The Worlds.

Harness advised the aspiring creators in the room on the importance of “not having a very comfortable safety net” and “surrounding yourself with people you’re in sync with.”

The seven teams then pitched their projects to executives from companies including NBC Universal, Sky, and Working Title Television.

Announced last month, they were chosen from over 100 submitted projects.

Projects pitched at the first edition of the event last year included Harry Smyth’s Coldline, now in development with Salon Pictures.

FilmarketHub is an online marketplace for films and series in development.

Selected projects

Cable Street, created by Tom Ward-Thomas

Faithless, created by Steve McCarten, Paul Draper

Last Orleans, created by Tom Kerevan

SKN FLK, created by Joseph Warley

Sunshine, created by Matthew Mills

The Death Diaries, created by Charlotte Hugh

They Walked Alone, created by Ian Masters, Jon Smith