Gabriella Apicella is a freelance writer who has recently had short films, experimental theatre pieces and prose for an art installation commissioned. She is Co-Founder of the UnderWire Festival which, with support from WFTV, BEV and Euroscript aims to promote the raw talent of women in the film industry. Gabriella teaches Screenwriting, Creative Writing and Literacy at organisations including Birkbeck College, Kingston University and the charity Eaves for Women.
For Euroscript, Gabriella teaches Writing Female Characters, Introducing Screenwriting, Genre workshops - Romantic Comedy, Coming of Age and Biopics. She also coordinates the Development Workshops.
PAUL BASSETT DAVIES
Paul Bassett Davies is a writer, director and actor. He founded the Crystal Theatre, whose pioneering multimedia work was acclaimed in Britain and Europe. He created a series of one-man shows, two of which were Perrier Award finalists at the Edinburgh Festival. Other shows combined live performance with video and other media to create innovative theatrical experiments.
Radio and television credits include: Spitting Image, Smith and Jones, Rory Bremner, Jasper Carrot and many more. He had his own series with Jeremy Hardy, and produced Sony Award winning BBC radio series Do Go On, which he wrote with Griff Rhys Jones and Graeme Garden using improvisation to create the scripts. He wrote the screenplay for The Magic Roundabout film and has a feature film in production based on comic book legends The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers.
Paul's new book, 'Utter Folly' ("A very funny novel'" - Jack Dee) is now available on Amazon.
For Euroscript Paul teaches Comedy Writing, Writing for Radio, an Adaptation workshop. And he is your first point of call if you need to phone us.
As a trustee of the Screenwriters' Workshop, Fenella Greenfield was a founder member of Euroscript, helping to launch it as a Media-funded European initiative. She has written broadcast scripts for radio and television. She’s a freelance edit producer and promo producer and has won awards both here and in the States for her work.
As a writer and development producer, through her company Fenella Greenfield Limited, she develops films and TV programmes; she's a freelance development executive for InDevelopment Productions; and she's on the board of Eursocript Produces. As an active member of BAFTA she judges in the ‘Documentary’ and ‘Film Not in the English Language’ categories and is a member of the Screenplay Chapter of the awards. Check out her website here and her YouTube channel here.
Writer-director Charles Harris has worked with top names in cinema and TV from James Stewart to Alexei Sayle. He came to directing and screenwriting after a varied early career ranging from projectionist to published short-story writer and theatre director. He trained in acting with Peter Frye of Lee Strasberg’s New York Actors Studio, then worked his way up to TV cutting-room assistant and editor for BBC and LWT. He has written and directed for BBC and C4, creating internationally award-winning documentaries and TV drama.
His first cinema script, a thriller, was picked up for packaging by CAA in Hollywood and led to script commissions in the UK and Europe. His debut movie as writer-director – the bittersweet coming-of-age story Paradise Grove – won awards, including Best New Director at the Palm Springs Festival of Festivals.
His book Complete Screenwriting was published by Hodder & Stoughton in October 2014. As consultant, Charles has worked with professional writers around the world and lectured at international film festivals, universities and film schools. He is also a qualified Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and 5th Dan black belt in Aikido.
For Euroscript Charles teaches all the Screenlab workshops which cover selling and pitching, treatment writing, the mental side of writing and the Advanced Summer School which is an intensive course in technical skills from structure to character development. He also is one of the consultants for the Development Workshops.
Nicola is a writer, producer and director. She has made nine short films, and is in pre-production for three features. She is the Director of Rocket Room Productions.
As an actor, Nicola 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, Praxis Theatre (Ireland), La Mama (Melbourne), and The Stables (Sydney).
Ian is a writer, script editor and story consultant whose recent writing projects include an epic animated feature developed with premier animator Gabriele Zucchelli, which is currently in development.
He has worked as a consultant for the UK Film Council's Premiere and New Cinema Funds, the First Film Foundation, the Script Factory and many other bodies and producers. He is currently developing a supernatural feature to be shot on location in rural Italy.
Ian heads Euroscript's Consultancy services and teaches the workshops Creating Fear in Films, Writing Science Fiction, Writing Horror Now, Neo-Noir and the Dark Thriller, and a course in Script Reading and Assessment.
Ian is also a visual artist and designer. You can visit his website here.
Anne is an experienced script consultant. Described as inspirational by many of her clients, she worked for several years at the BBC and has script edited hundreds of projects for independent production companies in the UK and Europe.
As well as teaching on Euroscript’s residential development workshops in Portugal, France, Spain and Morocco, Anne offers personal mentoring and consultancy and is particularly interested in European projects, character driven stories and adaptations.
She is currently working on her PhD, researching the history and output of BBC Films and their influence on British film culture.
Laurence Gouldbourne has worked as a scriptwriter on TV sit-coms such as Desmond’s (C4) and Chef! (BBC1) and has received a BAFTA nomination for an episode of Desmond’s. He was script editor for the online sit-com, Meet The Adebanjos which has scooped a number of TV awards in Africa.
Laurence has been placed in international screenwriting competitions and has taught screenwriting at various higher educational institutions.
KIM M. MAKWARTH
Euroscript's specialist for Danish projects, Kim has worked in TV, radio and film since 1988. As Script Editor on The Train Set by Edward Windus, he saw the screenplay become a "featured finalist" at the Scriptpimp Awards in L.A. Kim has filmed over 600 digital productions as Director of Photography. International clients include; Nash Intertainment, NBC, Tango Pix, Novozymes and Virgin Records. In 2007 his screenplay “UnderThe Oak” was selected by The Danish Film Institute, Nordic Film Foundation to participate in the Sources 2 Development Program.
ANJI LOMAN FIELD
Anji has been writing drama for TV, 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. 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 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”).
Ulrike Kubatta is an award-winning documentary director and producer. Her lyrical feature documentaries investigate ideas of heroism, identity, personal transformation and history. Ulrike's most recent film, She Should Have Gone To The Moon, is about Jerri Truhill, who was trained by NASA to be one of the first female astronauts. It met with critical acclaim on the international 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 documentary which explores the reality and fantasy of war through the lives of two very different young men in contemporary northern England: Jonnie, a WWII war re-enactor, and Anthony, recently returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan.
Eva is a London-based filmmaker, screenwriter, copywriter and content editor, originally from Hungary where she worked as a journalist. She did her MA in Script Writing at Goldsmiths. Eva has written, directed and produced two short films. She is currently developing a full-length feature, a radio play and more short fims.
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 and Heart and Soul, all optioned or produced. He was script advisor on features Starred Up, and Dermaphoria.
An editor of Screenwriter magazine for twelve years and a columnist for Savvy, Screenwriter and Filmwaves, he has published a book of poetry, Dancing in the Waves, as well as numerous short stories and poems. 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.
James Bartlett is a script editor and journalist living in Los Angeles. He is a story analyst for Exclusive Media Group, New Regency, Sundance, the PAGE Awards, the Nicholl Fellowship Screenwriting Awards, Final Draft and several funders and agencies in the UK and Ireland.
When visiting the UK he lectures on pitching and the business of script reading, but if you have a script targeted at the Hollywood/American studio market, are planning to enter a US-based competition, or require one-on-one consultancy via Skype - please click here.
Gary is a screenwriter and corporate communications consultant. A graduate of UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television, he has worked in various areas of the film business in the US and UK, including rights acquisition and journalism. He has taught on the MA Screenwriting Programme at the University of the Arts and at Leeds Metropolitan University. His corporate work uses online journalism and video. He currently has three scripts in development and is based in the UK.
Ellin Stein has been a script analyst for companies including Miramax, New Line and Zoetrope, as well as for the Oscar Moore Screenwriting Contest. She has taught screenwriting at Roehampton University and the University of East Anglia, and has run scriptwriting workshops for The Prince’s Trust. Her own work has been accepted into festivals on four continents, winning prizes at Toronto, Chicago, The American Film Institute, and Hiroshima. She has a particular knowledge of the US Independent (“Off-Hollywood”) market.
Jacqueline is a scriptwriter and script consultant. She started her career in theatre, writing/directing the critically acclaimed “Madwoman in the Attic” at the Riverside Studios, “Past Caring” at the Royal Court Young Writers' Programme and “Catwoman Colette”, showcased at the New Ambassadors Theatre. She then moved into film and TV, writing commissioned feature screenplays “The Glastonbury Grail” and “The Sacred Quest”, writing/directing the comedy short “Ex” (LA Shorts Fest, short listed BBC New Filmmakers Award), and “Do You Come Here Often?”, a comic documentary for C4.
Jacqueline ran the London Script Consultancy for 3 years, editing hundreds of films from Europe and US, was script consultant for Brass Hat Productions and has taught scriptwriting for University of Essex and Film London. She has a BA in English from University of Oxford and a MA in Scriptwriting from Goldsmiths
Andrew was born in London but grew up in Canada. Seduced by a book on writing for television, he turned his hand to it and ended up at the BBC as the script editor on three seasons of Doctor Who followed by a season of Casualty. He was also lead writer and script editor for Dark Knight. Since then he has freelanced, most recently with script commissions for Torchwood and Midsomer Murders, and is currently involved in developing the bestselling Rivers of London series of novels for television. He has also had feature film scripts optioned, written two plays for London’s Fringe theatre, had a number of novels published and performed stand-up comedy.
With over 14 years experience in development, finance, production, festivals and exhibition Clarissa has a solid understanding of the UK film industry. As Project Co-ordinator at the UK Film Council’s Premiere Fund for 9 years, Clarissa oversaw the administration of and provided script notes for over 60 films from finance to delivery, including The King’s Speech, Brighton Rock, Mike Leigh’s last three films and John McDonagh’s The Guard.
Before her time at the Film Council, Clarissa was administrator and script reader for the Oscar Moore Foundation, run by Screen International and set up to support European script writing talent. For the past two years she has been assessing applications for The Bureau Film Company’s Save Our Scripts scheme and working as a freelance script consultant.