Veronica is particularly keen on historical projects, having worked with archives and found footage. Past projects include shorts ‘THE LAST SUPPER’ (2011), ITSY (2017), feature documentary ‘UNDER YOUR NOSE’ (2016) about UK Black LGBTQ+ history, screened at the V&A, Tate Modern and universities worldwide. ‘MONICA LOOSE ON A CRUISE’ screened at BFI Flare 2019.
Veronica’s feature ‘NINE NIGHTS’ won the Pan African Film Festival Narrative Feature Director Award 2019, and was nominated for an African Academy Movie Award.
Veronica’s CV can be found here
After writing As You Like It, it might have been hard for Jeff to live up to his own genius but, thankfully, he realised he had the greatest gift of all: he didn’t have to do any real work to earn a living. This unique insight led him to write mainstream TV dramas, films and a novel.
Jeff can be found scribbling anywhere from a lay-by on the A1 to in his neighbour’s garden shed (without their prior knowledge).
Jeff’s CV can be found here
E L James is an incurable romantic and a self-confessed fangirl. After twenty-five years of working in television, she decided to pursue a childhood dream and write stories that readers could take to their hearts. The result was the controversial and sensuous romance Fifty Shades of Grey and its two sequels, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed. In 2015, she published the #1 bestseller Grey, the story of Fifty Shades of Grey from the perspective of Christian Grey, and in 2017, the chart-topping Darker, the second part of the Fifty Shades story from Christian’s point of view. Her books have been published in fifty languages and have sold more than 165 million copies worldwide.
New York Times bestseller, The Mister, was published in April 2019. A thrilling romance set in London and Albania.
E L James has been recognized as one of Time magazine’s “Most Influential People in the World” and Publishers Weekly’s “Person of the Year.” Fifty Shades of Grey stayed on The New York Times bestseller list for 133 consecutive weeks. Fifty Shades Freed won the Goodreads Choice Award (2012), and Fifty Shades of Grey was selected as one of the 100 Great Reads, as voted by readers, in PBS’s The Great American Read (2018). Darker was long-listed for the 2019 International DUBLIN Literary Award.
She was a producer on each of the three Fifty Shades movies, which made more than a billion dollars at the box office. The third installment, Fifty Shades Freed, won the People’s Choice Award for Drama in 2018. E L James is represented by her long-standing agent Valerie Hoskins of VHA London. E L James is blessed with two wonderful sons and lives with her husband, the novelist and screenwriter Niall Leonard, and their West Highland terriers in the leafy suburbs of West London.
As an 11-year old, Matthew read a script that would shape the rest of his life: The Empire Strikes Back by Lawrence Kasdan. Little did the young Matthew know that he would go on to work with George Lucas on his Star Wars TV series. Matthew learnt his craft hard and fast, writing for EASTENDERS before creating the alcoholic, homophobic, 1970’s DCI with bad hair, otherwise known as Gene Hunt in LIFE ON MARS. Following the success of the spin off ASHES TO ASHES, Matthew co-created 6 part drama BONEKICKERS, and fantasy drama ETERNAL LAW, as well as fulfilling his lifelong dream of writing episodes for DOCTOR WHO. After adapting the novel ‘CHILDHOOD’S END’ into a miniseries, he also wrote the first episode of ELECTRIC DREAMS, each episode being an adaption of short stories by Philip K Dick.
Recently, Matthew co-developed and produced THE SPANISH PRINCESS.
It would be something else if you could write your own future. But that’s kind of what happened to Laurence after his first script, The Honeymoon. It was about an Englishman who marries a Hungarian. Two weeks after finishing the script he met and married a Hungarian. Thankfully, the real-life version has a happier ending than the script.
He is driven by a constant desire for original ideas, which has led him to develop and write new television series and feature-film scripts. Imaginative and pacy, Laurence creates from the comfort of his own home.
Growing up on a farm in rural Oxfordshire helped develop Gillian’s
left-of-field imagination. Her keen comic eye and gift for creating the unexpected make her a popular choice for writing teams and development work. She writes for film and TV and has many years’ experience working on live-action and animated scripts in the UK, the US and Europe.
Gillian lived in Italy for many years where she taught English, wrote novels and trained the Italian Fire Brigade. She has an MA in Screenwriting from the London College of Communication.
Gillian’s CV can be found here