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.
Off the back of a successful inaugural year, the FilmUp Mentorship strand once again promises to be a great programme for six talented filmmakers and the esteemed industry professionals that they have chosen as mentors.... Read more
June 16, 2015
In the first of a series of exciting announcements surrounding our second Writers' Lab Aotearoa, we're excited to welcome acclaimed and iconoclastic Hungarian writer/director, Gyula Gazdag, to mentor at this year's event. ... Read more