Vinay Patel provided hope to any would-be writer that success is attainable with the right amount of determination and flexibility. He provided an insight into the world of the playwright, explaining the differences between the stage and the screen.
discussion with DMU's Kathleen Bell served as a reminder that
writing scripts, for either medium, is a process which extends far
beyond putting words on the page, with involvement in casting and
deliverance also coming into play. To hear that the writer for TV is often the most overlooked member of a production team was truly
Furthermore, Vinay proved to be incredibly personable,
with a love of cats, proving that writers, for all their talents, are
human like the rest of us - and that's a thought which makes the gulf between
dreaming of a script and having it produced seem much less daunting.