Alison Pennells is a scriptwriter, playwright, novelist and script consultant from Leeds

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Female script consultant and indie film producer

Over the last three years I’ve been involved with writer / director Matthew Cooper and producer James R. Winterbottom who have put together three ultra low budget horror films based on the work of H.P. Lovecraft.

Female script consultant on why soap scriptwriters are known to deliver the goods.

As a female script consultant and scriptwriter I spent three years on the core writing team of UK soap Emmerdale – I worked as a storyliner initially and then moved onto the writing team proper about a year later.  I wrote around 25 actual broadcast episodes over a three year period.

The career road map for UK scriptwriters – so you wanna be a screenwriter?

As a female script consultant, my career in film and TV followed a route map which is pretty standard for scriptwriters in the UK. I get asked a lot about how to break into film and TV as screenwriter, and the simple answer to the question is that a lot of writers I know, followed …

Page Turner Scriptwriting Award 2020 – female script consultant recommends

As a female script consultant, I’m always on the lookout for decent scriptwriting competitions, this week I spotted that the Page Turner Awards has opened for submissions in its 2022 competition Early in my career as a female scriptwriter I won a Granada TV competition, the prize was a really useful day spent with TV …