Venetia Hawkes

I love a good story and helping find the best way to tell it.

I work as an Executive Producer, Script Editor & Story Developer, write articles, organise events with filmmakers and previously worked in production of Oscar nominated, BAFTA winning animation for TV.

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After a History degree and MA at Exeter University I had the pleasure of working at animation production company Right Angle on adaptations of classic stories for BBC, Channel 4 and HBO.

Working in a small team on script editing, research, development and production of animations such as Moby Dick, Beowulf and The Canterbury Tales – which won a BAFTA, four Emmys and an Oscar nomination. And on series Animated World Faiths and Animated Tales of the World.  It provided a wonderful chance to work with talented Writers and Animation Directors from around the world and opportunities such as helping develop Aunt Tiger, which went on to win a BAFTA.

I now work as Executive Producer at the National Film and Television School (NFTS), which was awarded a BAFTA for Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema in 2017, looking after Masterclasses and Bridge to Industry films.

Alongside my work at the NFTS, I write non-fiction articles, for publications including Screen International, The Telegraph and Buckinghamshire & Berkshire Life; specialising in heritage, countryside and film. And provide script editing and story development advice for a small number of Writers and Directors, helping them develop engaging stories.  I’ve also produced Booktrailers for the Jacqueline Wilson novels Hetty Feather and Sapphire Battersea.

In 2015 I had the pleasure of being part of the BAFTA jury for Short Animation.

Thanks for visiting, if you have time for a mooch around over a cup of tea you’re very welcome.