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

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Female script consultant UK – why a female perspective can help in script coverage and script reports

My services as a female script consultant – are used overwhelmingly by female writers – so it is something that female writers are seeking out, especially when the script is heavily female orientated. Of course, male scriptwriters are perfectly capable of giving feedback on scripts by anyone of any sex – but even the best male scriptwriters often seek feedback from members of the opposite sex – to make sure things ring true and feel correct.  

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.

One of the best female scriptwriters – Melissa Mathison – female script consultant UK

One female scriptwriter, broke into the Hollywood boys club, at the time when the Movie Brats – Coppola, Scorsese, Lucas and Spielberg were at their most powerful – and she wrote many of the boys’ own great movies.

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 …

Emmerdale and Coronation Street in scheduling change – how does this affect the scriptwriters? – Female Script Consultant UK

As a female script consultant, I worked on ITV soap Emmerdale for three or four years – I started as a storyline writer after being talented spotted by producer Kieran Roberts.  Then after a period working in the story team I moved onto the writing team proper and wrote 25 episodes over two years on the core writing team of the show.