Sounds Good Audio Fiction Masterclasses: Working with Global Brands

Event information

Where: Online

Date: Tuesday 5 March

Time: 7-9.45pm

Cost: £30 *New price and date

Type: Skills and professional development


Are you ready to take your audio-writing skills in audio fiction drama to the next level?

Do you want to dig deeper into audio-writing craft and make your mark in the world of podcasting?

If so, New Writing North has three short course masterclasses for you, focusing on art of audio fiction drama for writers and producers.

Introducing our first three audio fiction masterclasses especially designed for writers who want to soak their words in soundscapes and get their stories to sing in the studio.

Working with Global Brands

From her work with Doctor Who and Marvel Comics adapting properties like the X-Men, Daredevil and Captain America, Ella Watts will discuss what writers should focus on when working to adapt writing audio for major global brands and pre-existing properties, exploring what has and hasn’t worked in her experience, so you can pitch your work at the right level too. She’ll also discuss other major brand adaptations in the audio field, like Spotify’s partnership with DC Comics.

This is one of three Audio Fiction masterclasses taking place as part of our wider Sounds Good programme. Find out more about Sounds Good

Delivered by Ella Watts

Ella Watts is Head of Production at Six to Start, the company behind audio drama apps Marvel Move and Zombies, Run! As a writer, director and producer, Ella is an expert in audio drama, in which capacity she’s worked extensively with the BBC and Audible over the last six years. Ella co-created the popular BBC Sounds podcast Doctor Who: Redacted, directed and produced the multi-award winning Eliza: A Robot Story, and recently became a member of the Inevitable Foundation’s Elevate Collective for Podcasters. Ella was recognised as one of the Radio Academy’s 30 under 30 specifically for her work in the field of audio drama, and is internationally renowned as an expert on the subject.


There are limited half-price and free bursaries available for this masterclass. If you’d like to be considered, please contact Lucie McNeil [email protected] and briefly outline why you feel you might be eligible for a bursary place.

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