For the past twenty-two years, Wendall Thomas has worked in Los Angeles as a casting director, director’s assistant, script reader, story editor, development executive, entertainment reporter, script consultant and screenwriter, writing and developing projects for companies including Disney, Paramount, Universal, Showtime, PBS, RKO, A&E, NBC and Scottish Screen.
In addition to writing and consulting, she has lectured throughout Europe for the Arista Screenwriting Workshops and in the UK for the Lighthouse Media Centre, the Welsh and Northern Irish Film Commissions, Northern Film and Media, the Folkstone Literary Festival, and Screen South. She also served as Writer’s Mentor for Screen South’s Good Foundations Plus Program 2005-2007 and headed the LA FEATURES programme for writers at Northern Film and Media for 2007-2008.
She currently consults for the Atelier Cinema European Producing Program in Paris, is a Star Speaker for the annual Los Angeles Screenwriting Expo, runs the Living Room Lecture series, and is in her twelfth year as Adjunct Professor of Screenwriting in the Graduate School of Film and Television at UCLA.
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December 23, 2014
After a hugely successful weekend at our annual South Auckland Short Film Workshop, we are excited to be able to announce the six talented storytellers whose pitches incited the imaginations and attentions of our guest judges.... Read more
February 16, 2016
Calling screenwriters, directors and producers - FilmUp returns in 2016, providing talented and tenacious filmmakers an individually tailored development programme to hone their creative practice, and take a step up in their careers.... Read more
June 8, 2015
After a long and thorough deliberation process, five feature film projects and eight writers have been awarded a place on our second Writers' Lab Aotearoa... Read more