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.
Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement met with Cliff Curtis at Q Theatre in Auckland, to discuss co-writing, co-directing and starring... Read more
June 23, 2014
Congratulations to the six talented writers that have been chosen to take part in our first Writers’ Lab Aotearoa: Gillian Ashurst, Maile Daugherty, Nic Gorman, Kelly Kilgour, Miriam Smith, and Tusi Tamasese.... Read more
September 10, 2013
Join us to hear Madeleine Sami and Tom Sainsbury talk to chair Leanne Saunders about the relationship between acting and writing, co-writing and developing the new characters for season two.... Read more
For the third year, we are excited to offer talented and tenacious directors, writers and producers tailored mentorships with an industry stalwart to further their craft, career and creative process. ... Read more