Speakers at Southern Script Festival 2012
We'll have a variety of speakers over the weekend. A few are detailed here, more to follow. Click on their picture to read bio.
John Foster is Screenwriter-in-Residence at Bournemouth University. He has published fiction in the Guardian and Spectator and written for radio and the theatre. His screen credits include many episodes for TV series such as Z-Cars, Softly Softly, Crown Court, Emmerdale, Juliet Bravo, Rockliffe, The Bill. He has written childrens’ serials, single dramas and dramadocs, including a BAFTA award-winning BBC Omnibus on Raymond Chandler. His screenplay Letters from a Killer was produced in 1998 starring Patrick Swayze and he is contributor to the award-winning crime collection, Mean Time. He has written multi-media dance dramas and his play Little Boy was staged at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2008. He is currently commissioned to write a stage play for a London theatre company.
Line Langebek was born in Denmark, but has for the past 12 years been living in the UK. She has worked as a commissioned writer on shorts and features (fiction and documentaries) in the UK, France, Denmark and Norway, as a script consultant for amongst other Matador Pictures, as well as a translator and subtitler for TV. She has also contributed to magazines such as Broadcast UK, Scriptwriter UK (now Twelvepoint), Sight & Sound, written short stories for Norwegian radio, NRK and now teaches screenwriting at Bournemouth University.
Short and feature film credits include I’ll Come Running; Echoes; He Said; Evergreen; Cheer Up; Start and the forthcoming Duam Drite: We Want Light (a feature documentary about religion in Albania). She lives in London and is currently working on two feature film projects with producers and directors in the US and UK, as well as a stage and radio play.
Mike Garley is a Scriptwriter and editorial consultant, specialising in the use of Sequential Art in Transmedia projects.
Mike has worked on several independent comic projects and lectured on graphic storytelling since graduating from Bournemouth University's inaugural MAWM in 2009-2010.
In addition to various independent projects, Mike is currently co-producing a series of horror webisodes, writing a comic anthology based on a theatrical release, and is a scriptwriter and editorial consultant to the award winning beActive Entertainment.
As producer: Margery & Gladys (Carlton \ ITV) Making Waves (Carlton \ ITV) First Sign of Madness (Carlton)
Philip was Head of Development for Drama at Carlton TV for 5 Years, working as script editor on: Anybody’s Nightmare, the last two Inspector Morse films, The Wench is Dead and The Remorseful Day; Kavanagh QC, Plain Jane (written by Lucy Gannon), Cider with Rosie, Noah’s Ark and The Waiting Time.
He has also worked as a script editor on two series of ‘Waking The Dead’ for the BBC and ‘A Good Murder’ for Sally Head Productions \ ITV and as script editor and development executive for Granada and LWT Drama, working on Medics, Staying Alive and The Knock.
As an independent producer, he has several projects in development.
He runs the website www.script-consultant.co.uk set up to offer advice and guidance to screenwriters, through which he is currently involved in writing and consulting on Bloodties, a 26 x 1 hour drama series for Nigerian TV.
He is currently running the 2012 Channel 4 screenwriting course, a scheme for Channel 4 to identify and work with 12 writers new to TV drama; for the independent production company Kindle Entertainment as script editor on two development projects; and runs a series of weekend screenwriting workshops with screenwriter Phil Gladwin.
Writer, Director, Producer (ScreenPlay Productions Ltd) - and software developer.
Jan is a screenplay writer and director with a vast variety of productions on his track record. In his early twenties, and starting in his native.
Denmark, he embarked on a journey through almost all kind of productions in many capacities climbing steadily up through the ranks. Apart from Denmark Jan has worked and/or lived in Japan, Russia, South Africa, Switzerland, and LA before settling in England. With two full-length feature films, several shorts, many documentaries, and an array of TV-programmes behind him Jan established Screenplay Productions in 2005.
Having realised that new talent (although difficult to find and nurture) is the lifeblood of the industry Jan set out to make Screenplay a natural home for new comedy writers and performers. FIRSTLOOK grew to become a project in its own right out of need to deal with the never decreasing slush-pile received from hopeful new writers.
Jan will be talking about FIRSTLOOK; how it is about finding the 'needle in the haystack' while simultaneously providing access to an unrivalled knowledgebase of scriptwriting methodology. The application is a unique and in-depth script analysis tool and interactive web platform, free to writers, that provides anonymous formative peer assessment of film and broadcast scripts through applied theory, thereby enabling producers and agents more easily to spot the real gems.
Nick Fisher, who currently writes for Holby, has extensive experience in TV - he has written episodes of Hustle, New Tricks, Diamond Geezer and Crusoe. He has also created two shows of his own -- Manchild (starring Nigel Havers) and The Giblet Boys (Best Children's Drama BAFTA). A pilot of Manchild was made in the USA with Darren Starr (of Sex And The City fame) and Nick also wrote the film Virtual Sexuality made by Columbia Tristar.
Andrew script edited on the latest series of Red Dwarf, The IT Crowd and Life of Riley and has just taken on the third series of BBC One's Miranda. Having received his first writing credit on daytime drama Doctors, he is currently developing two series for ITV Studios, and one for Avalon, as well as horror-thriller Chamber for A1 Pictures and animated short Making a Killing. Most recently he has been co-writing the Brian Butterfield movie with Peter and James Serafinowicz, based on their popular sketch character.
Nick is a graduate of the BA Scriptwriting for Film and TV degree at Bournemouth University, and now works for the highly regarded Linda Seifert Management Ltd. He works within the creative team as an agent, and represents a whole of host of writers. The agency is London-based and represents writers, directors and producers for both film and television.
Screenwriter. Credits include EastEnders, Doctors, Sofia's Diary, CBBC's Roy and CiTV's BAFTA-winning Amazing Adrenalini Brothers. Set up the Red Planet Prize with Tony Jordan in 2007 to find and encourage new writers. Former story analyst for UK Film Council, Working Title Films, Pathe, Miramax, amongst others. Writer/director of Origin, short film starring Katy Carmichael and Lee Ross. Winner of a BBC New Writing Award in 2004.
An award winning and BAFTA nominated writer with a solid background in creating memorable characters, dialogue and situations. Self motivated and driven - a background in facilitating scriptwriting workshops means a constructive attitude to receiving and giving feedback. Gamer since the 8 bit era. Inspired by new formats, new technologies and new forms of media that need better writers. Specialist in interactive projects for the past 8 years.
Myles (MA Screenwriting, Bournemouth University 2006) is one half of The Brothers McLeod. He is a screenwriter specialising in animation, comedy and children's TV. With his illustrator brother Greg he has developed, written and directed series for BBC including Pedro and Frankensheep, Sticks, and Quiff and Boot. They created and produced the Webby Award winning Art Sparks for Tate Kids. Myles has also written scripts for a range of other shows and production companies: Disney's Jungle Junction, Cbeebies' Octonauts, FIVE's Noddy in Toyland, and many more, as well as for Wii/PlayStation games like SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis and iCarly. The Brothers are also represented by Aardman Animations as a Commercials Directors. In early 2009, they were nominated for a BAFTA Film Award in the Short Animation category for their film Codswallop. In late 2009, they were nominated for two BAFTA Children's Awards for their work with the Tate. In 2011, they won a BAFTA for their work with BBC Learning. Myles' surname is pronounced MacCloud for those not versed in Norse-Scottish history...
Chris Hill is a graduate of the MA Screenwriting Programme at the NFTS and studied Mathematics at Warwick University.
While still a student at the NFTS he was commissioned by Chris Curling to re-write the World War II biopic drama, White Rose.
Following the completion of his MA, he was picked up as one of four writers on the EON Screenwriters' Workshop. He has also been part of the Skins writing team.
His other credits include working for director Michael Hoffman as a script consultant on The Last Station, which won the Hessian Film Award for Best International Literature Adaptation and went on to be nominated for two Oscars.
Recently he wrote the original screenplay Butterfly Kick for producer Himesh Kar and director Phil Cox, which is due to begin shooting Spring 2012.
James Moran is a British screenwriter for television and film, whose first feature was 'Severance', a horror movie starring Laura Harris, Danny Dyer, Toby Stephens, Claudie Blakley, Andy Nyman and Babou Ceesay.
His first TV work was for Torchwood (season 2 episode 2 "Sleeper"), and Doctor Who (season 4 episode 2 "The Fires of Pompeii"). He has since written for many other shows, including Primeval (season 3 episode 2), NBC's Crusoe (season 1 episode 4 "High Water"), Spooks (season 7 episode 7), and its spinoff show Spooks: Code 9 (season 1 episode 4). He also co-wrote the Torchwood season 3 Children of Earth episode "Day Three" with Russell T. Davies. He recently wrote Girl Number 9, a 6-part web thriller starring Gareth David-Lloyd, Joe Absolom and Tracy-Ann Oberman, and directed the final 3 episodes. The series was nominated for 5 Streamy Awards, is being distributed worldwide by ContentFilm and has screened on Australian TV and the US FEARnet website.
James has had short stories published in the Big Finish Short Trips
collections Transmissions and Christmas Around the World, the 2009 and 2010 Doctor Who Storybooks, and Torchwood: Consequences. He currently has several movies and TV shows in various stages of development, including Cockneys Vs Zombies, a horror-comedy starring Harry Treadaway, Michelle Ryan, Richard Briers and Honor Blackman, and Tower Block, a thriller starring Sheridan Smith, Jack O'Connell, Russell Tovey and Ralph Brown.
Both movies are due for release in early 2012.