Sophia Wellington began her film career on the floor – literally: placing marks for Richard Gere as a camera assistant. After years in the camera department, working on a number of Anglo-American features, Sophia moved into the cutting room where she is, to her knowledge, the only (living) assistant editor to get an apology out of Harvey Weinstein.
Jeremy Page is a novelist, scriptwriter and script tutor / editor. As a script editor he has worked for the BBC, Channel 4, Film Four, Working Title and House Productions across their development slates, as well as script editing for various film and TV independent companies.
As a screenwriter, he has developed an original six part series for Working Title TV, and House Productions, and had other work developed with a variety of independents. Scapegoat was a 30min short film broadcast on Channel 4 as part of their Coming Up strand highlighting emerging writers.
Gisli Snaer is an award-winning film director, and a graduate of La Fémis in Paris, France.
He comes to London Film School after heading up the Puttnam School of Film, LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore.
Margaret Glover graduated from the Yale School of Drama with a Masters of Fine Arts in Dramaturgy & Dramatic Criticism. She began her UK career as a script editor, providing content for children’s television. Her credits during that period include adaptating Shakespeare’s MERCHANT OF VENICE and Janni Howker’s THE EGG-MAN for Channel 4 Schools and producing Peter Travis’s first short FAITH based on a Nick Hornby story (London Film Festival and BBC2, 1997) and Olivia Hetreed’s adaptation of E Nesbitt’s THE TREASURE SEEKERS (ITV, Boxing Day 1996).
Jon is a writer, director and script developer with nearly twenty years’ experience working in the UK film and TV industry. Starting off as a runner on long-running TV series HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU?, he subsequently trained as a script editor on the prestigious North By Northwest script-editing scheme before becoming a freelance script consultant for companies including Universal Pictures, the Film Council, and the Script Factory.
Sue has worked in independent film and television production since 1982. Her career began at the now legendary Goldcrest Films, where she worked for four years on programmes produced for the new Channel 4.
The following are some of the teaching staff for the MA course.
Roger is on his third career. Having worked as an actor for twelve years with some of the UK's most prestigious theatre companies (including the RSC and The Traverse), he moved into television drama development at the BBC. There he worked with Tessa Ross developing series, serials and features such as Patrick Keiller's ROBINSON IN SPACE and the Amber Collective's THE SCAR.
Udayan Prasad has been directing documentaries, television drama and feature films since graduating from the National Film & Television School in Beaconsfield, UK.
Frank Spotnitz is an award-winning writer, producer and showrunner best known for his work on The X-Files. His latest series, Hunted, aired on BBC1 and HBO Cinemax in autumn 2012. His other credits include Strike Back: Project Dawn, Night Stalker, Michael Mann’s Robbery Homicide Division, The Lone Gunmen, Harsh Realm and Millennium.