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.
March 21, 2019
Eight new scripted stories by, for and about Pasifika and Asian peoples have been selected for development under a new initiative from NZ On Air. The teams selected will participate in a development programme run by Script to Screen, including follow up mentoring to guide them as they prepare to submit production funding applications.... Read more
Producer Jeff Wexler (Studio Ghibli, Studio Ponoc) joins us from Tokyo to share insights into successfully bringing culturally specific stories to global audiences. The session includes a screening of Studio Ponoc’s newest film, MODEST HEROES: PONOC SHORT FILMS THEATRE, VOLUME 1. ... Read more
We are sad to say that this talk has been cancelled due to illness. We apologise for any inconvenience, our thoughts are with Alanis and we hope for her speedy recovery.... Read more
March 7, 2019
Script to Screen and Show Me Shorts Film Festival are proud to announce the names of eight screenwriters who have been selected from 72 applicants, to participate in the 2019 Aotearoa Short Film Lab. ... Read more