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I’m very happy to be the author of forthcoming book ‘We Have Some Notes…’ being published by BFI in partnership with Bloomsbury. An illuminating and entertaining insight into notes, script editing and development, in which award-winning writers & directors discuss how to make them a successful creative process. Featuring interviews with writers and directors such as Russell T Davies, Sally Wainwright, Simon Beaufoy and Amma Asante.

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.

As a writer I specialise in non-fiction, particularly filmmaking, heritage and countryside. Articles I’ve written have featured in publications including Screen International, The Telegraph and Buckinghamshire & Berkshire Life.

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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