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I’m an independent script and story development consultant, working with a select number of writers and directors across genres and covering feature, short film and novel.

I’m also a non-fiction writer, specialising in filmmaking, heritage and countryside. Articles I’ve written have featured in publications including Screen International, The Telegraph and Buckinghamshire & Berkshire Life. I’m currently writing a specialist filmmaking book.

And I work as the Executive Producer for Masterclasses & Bridges to Industry at the National Film and Television School (NFTS) – the UK’s leading training institution for filmmakers, which was awarded a BAFTA for Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema in 2017.

Previously I worked at Right Angle – the script and series editing company behind animated adaptations of classic stories for BBC, Channel 4 and HBO, including The Canterbury Tales – which won a BAFTA, four Emmys and an Oscar nomination.

I’m a member of Women In Film and Television, The Society of Authors and the British Independent Film Awards – in 2021 being part of the sub-committee for Screenwriting and Directing, and previously have been part of the BAFTA jury for Short Animation.

Venetia Hawkes
Venetia Hawkes

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