/Tag: screenwriter

Interview: Robin Swicord

2018-11-12T12:59:37+00:00May, 2017|Interview, The Long Read|

Robin Swicord is the award-winning and Oscar-nominated screenwriter of a significant body of films that often put the family lives of women front and centre, including Little Women, Matilda (with her husband, Nick Kazan), The Perez Family, Practical Magic, and Memoirs of a Geisha, as [...]

Interview: Marie Kreutzer

2018-11-12T12:59:37+00:00April, 2017|Interview|

Marie Kreutzer is an Austrian writer-director whose third feature film We Used to Be Cool has its UK premiere at the LOCO Comedy Film Festival 2017 on 5 May, with a special parent and baby screening. Her first film The Fatherless dealt with children [...]

Interview: Gaby Chiappe

2018-11-12T12:59:37+00:00March, 2017|Interview, Working in TV|

Gaby Chiappe is an experienced TV writer, who has written extensively for long-running series such as Family Affairs, Doctors, EastEnders, Casualty, Survivors and many more. She also wrote for the series Lark Rise to Candleford, Shetland, Vera and recently created and [...]

Interview: Julie Dash

2018-11-12T13:00:08+00:00October, 2016|Interview|

Julie Dash has been making films and television for four decades, and is part of the LA Rebellion generation of filmmakers. Her feature Daughters of the Dust (1991) was the first full-length film by an African-American woman with general theatrical release in the United States. Dash is the [...]

Esther May Campbell: Heroes and Gods

2018-11-12T13:00:08+00:00June, 2016|The Long Read, Working in TV|

Men and women are different. Whether because of our genes or conditioning. We experience, at home and on the street, playground or onscreen, different qualities prized in females and males. Big cinema stories internationally exported most obviously in the superhero franchises, [...]

Interview: Penny Woolcock

2018-11-05T15:50:58+00:00May, 2016|Interview|

Penny Woolcock is a writer and director with a background in radical theatre and the trade union movement. She has worked across film, television, radio, and live opera, and made both fiction films and documentaries. She is best known for the [...]

Interview: Emma Donoghue

2018-11-05T15:49:18+00:00April, 2016|Interview|

Born in Dublin in 1969, and now living in Canada, Emma Donoghue is a screenwriter, novelist, playwright and literary historian. Most recently she was nominated for an Oscar, Golden Globe and Bafta for her screen adaptation of her novel ROOM. She [...]

Interview: Esther May Campbell

2015-10-12T09:00:13+00:00October, 2015|Interview|

Esther May Campbell's debut feature LIGHT YEARS premieres at the London Film Festival on 14 October 2015. A self-taught writer and director, her short 'September' won the Best Short Film BAFTA 2009, and she has worked on the TV shows SKINS and [...]