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Soap Opera Brief

  1. 1. TW18 (working title) A New Soap Opera
  2. 2. Themes <ul><li>Crime </li></ul><ul><li>Drug dealing </li></ul><ul><li>Blackmail </li></ul><ul><li>This conflict will be between higher middle class people and working class families. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Setting <ul><li>We picked to set our Soap in an area just outside of </li></ul><ul><li>London. </li></ul><ul><li>We wanted to have an area where there is a clear </li></ul><ul><li>divide between higher middle class and working class </li></ul><ul><li>people. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Our Target Audience <ul><li>We are going after the 16-30 year olds competing with Hollyoakes </li></ul><ul><li>Larger percentage of male viewers </li></ul>
  5. 5. Character Groups <ul><li>We have two rich families and three working class families. Family 1 Family 2 Family 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Family 4 Family 5 Extending characters Continue… </li></ul>
  6. 6. Family 1 <ul><li>Mum: Is unknown of her family's activities. Dad: Having an affair Girl: Ordinary teenage girl trying to arrange her party Boy 1: Was best friends with Dad’s Younger Brother from Family 5 Boy 2: Struggling to make friends at school. </li></ul><ul><li>Back </li></ul>
  7. 7. Family 2 <ul><li>Mum: Puts a lot of the attention in her life to her daughter, expects her to make it as a model. Delusional. </li></ul><ul><li>Dad: Gambling debts, colleague of Dad from Family 1 Girl: Aspiring model, she is does not know of her dads debt </li></ul><ul><li>Back </li></ul>
  8. 8. Family 3 <ul><li>Mum: Wishes her family could get on, however understands her sons behaviour Step dad: Conflict with Boy 1 and original Dad Boy 1 (from Mum’s first husband): Missis his Dad Boy 2 (from current family): Does not get along with Boy 1, this is shown through school, rival friends. </li></ul><ul><li>Back </li></ul>
  9. 9. Family 4 <ul><li>Mum: Drug addict Boy: Grandma: Girl: Depression </li></ul><ul><li>Back </li></ul>
  10. 10. Family 5 <ul><li>Dad: Does not want to create friction in his family yet wants his brother to stop dealing. Mum: Wants her brother in-law to stop dealing Dad’s Younger Brother: Drug dealer </li></ul><ul><li>Back </li></ul>
  11. 11. Extending characters <ul><li>Gambling dad has a best friend who is a bad influence. </li></ul><ul><li>Wife from family 1 has a best friend trying to convince her to leave cheating husband. </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s friends; teenagers, rebels, geeks. </li></ul>Back
  12. 12. Possible Main Storylines <ul><li>Dad in Family 2 blackmails Dad in Family 1 about the affair in order to pay off his gambling debts </li></ul><ul><li>Younger Brother in Family 5 striking out at Boy 1 from Family 1 talking to police about his drug dealing </li></ul><ul><li>There will be a undertone of the conflict between the two socio economic groups </li></ul>
  13. 13. Possible Sub-Story Lines <ul><li>Clash between Step dad and Boy 1 in Family 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Mum in Family 4 trying to give up cocaine </li></ul><ul><li>Girl in Family 4 trying to end her life </li></ul><ul><li>Girl in Family 2 organizing her birthday party </li></ul><ul><li>Boy 2 in Family 3 being bullied at school </li></ul>
  14. 14. Possible story lines to gain female interest <ul><li>Drug addicted mum fighting for her children against social services. </li></ul><ul><li>Mum from family 1 finding out about cheating husband and leaves to start new life. </li></ul><ul><li>Detailed episodes about suicidal daughter in family 4. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Print Media <ul><li>We will put it in the as it is more suited for soaps </li></ul><ul><li>We will have a main picture of a divide between the two groups </li></ul><ul><li>On one side Boy 1 from Family 1 on the other Younger Brother from Family 5 </li></ul>
  16. 16. The End <ul><li>Feel free to ask any questions </li></ul>