OTHER EUROSCRIPT CONSULTANTS, TUTORS AND BOARD MEMBERS
Ulrike Kubatta is an award winning documentary director and producer. As a director, her lyrical feature documentaries investigate ideas of heroism, identity, personal transformation and history. Her last film (director/ co-producer), She Should Have Gone To The Moon, is about pilot Jerri Truhill, who was trained by NASA in 1961 to become one of the first female astronauts. This highly successful film has met with critical acclaim on the international film festival circuit, winning a number of awards.
Ulrike has taught documentary writing and production at a number of institutions and until recently headed the MA in Documentary at the University of Hertfordshire.
She is currently in pre-production of Dream Soldier, a feature length action documentary about two very different and intriguing young men in contemporary northern England, who are struggling to come to terms with their new identities. The film delves into the reality versus the fantasy of war when it unites two young soldiers: Jonnie a WWII war re-enactor and Anthony, a veteran who recently returned from tour in Afghanistan.
Nicola is a writer, director, producer, script editor and actor. She was born in London but worked for many years in film, TV and Theatre in Australia. As an actress, she was a resident character on Home And Away and has worked for the BBC, Radio 4, ABC, Channel 7, SBS, Southern Star, Sydney Theatre Company and Praxis Theatre.
Since her return to England she has made 18 short films and is in pre-production on her first feature. She’s on the Euroscript board, a member of the WGGB and Directors UK.
Jo spent part of her career in Los Angeles and New York as a freelance journalist for various publications including as the US correspondent for LIVE! magazine. Back in the UK, Jo worked as staff script writer at Red Bee and as producer and script writer of commercials for Localstars and a number of corporate clients. She was a comedy sketch writer for Channel 4's highly acclaimed, Smack The Pony and her agent is currently submitting her first novel to publishers. She works as one of the Euroscript team of script doctors and is the producer of Euroscript's TableReads.
Matt Tromans is a writer, director and producer with a burgeoning list of credits on both commercially and critically successful feature films. After spending many years in Hollywood working with two time Academy Award nominee Nick Nolte, he recently returned to Europe where he continues to write, direct and develop high profile projects.
His first film as a producer ‘Off The Black’, in association with Forensic Films NYC (Gummo, Julien Donkey Boy, Raising Victor Vargas), premiered strongly at the Sundance Film Festival and was subsequently picked up for Theatrical Distribution by Think Film. His most recent film as a producer starred Ewen Bremner (Trainspotting, Black Hawk Down), Dina Korzun (Last Resort, Forty Shades of Blue) and Nutsa Kukhianidze (Good Thief) and has recently been selected as Georgia’s official entry for the best foreign language category at the Academy Awards.
Matt has worked closely with internationally renowned writers and directors including Ang Lee, Neil Jordan and Olivier Assayas. He is an experienced reader and evaluator of scripts and believes strongly that an effective film begins with a good script. His debut short film as a writer/ director will shortly begin screening at major international film festivals where it is expected to perform strongly.
ANJI LOMAN FIELD
Anji has been writing drama for television, radio and film for over two decades. A former contract writer for “EastEnders”, she has also written for BBC’s “Holby City” and “Doctors”. Her original plays for BBC Radio 4 have starred Penelope Wilton, David Tennant and Lucy Benjamin.
She penned 40 episodes of “Taste of Life” for BBC Media Action in Cambodia and was the creator and show-runner of “House of Many Windows”, a long running BBC Media Action TV drama series set in Vietnam.
Anji has written several issue-led films and the romantic comedy movie “Staying Single” for the Cambodian market and her work for the German market includes comedy drama series “Singles”, a TV movie “Email to God” and the comedy feature film “Love Scenes from Planet Earth”.
She was actively involved with the London Screenwriters’ Workshop for several years, running various courses and events. She has also taught at the London Institute (LCP), West Herts College and the RCA. Amongst her former students are Mike Bullen, creator of “Cold Feet” and writer/producer/director Sean McConville (“Deadline”; “The Quiet Hour”).
KEVAN TIDY (our legal advisor)
Kevan has many years of practical experience of the creative industries, first as a songwriter and musician and then as a specialist entertainment and intellectual property lawyer. His main aim as a lawyer is to ensure that creatives get a fair deal. He has worked as an in-house lawyer for Scottish TV and for several of the top national law firms.
He was also one of the founders of the International Entertainment Division of Arthur Andersen, the largest legal practice in the world. For the past five years he has run his own specialist law firm. He can be contacted at email@example.com and will be pleased to answer questions on copyright and other forms of intellectual property, media and entertainment law, how to read contracts and the pros and cons of setting up of companies.
Paul was one of the co-founders, and was CEO, of Euroscript from 1996 to 2002. During this period he developed scripts with writers and EU production companies including: Little Ashes, DuCain’s Boys, Mermaids & Money Troubles, Dark Rosaleen, Heart and Soul, all optioned or produced. He was a script advisor on features Starred Up 2013 released, and Dermaphoria 2014 release.
He was editor of Screenwriter magazine for twelve years and a columnist for magazines: Savvy, Screenwriter, Filmwaves. He has been commissioned to adapt a play and novel. He has had numerous short stories and poems published in magazines and anthologies, and a book published Dancing in the Waves [Mer, 2009]. He is currently working on an Anglo-French documentary, Dangerous Liaisons, and a feature film project.
He runs the MA Screenwriting at Birkbeck College, London University and has taught at London Film School, SW, RCA, NPA, and Euroscript. He has run international workshops in Greece, Portugal, France; and delivered talks at International Festivals in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast, London, and Lisbon, as well as sitting on International Film Festival juries and funding panels in Portugal and UK.