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.
With a background in print and TV journalism, Ellis has been writing screenplays for over 15 years. He has had commissions from BFI, Channel Four, The Film Council, Rai (Italy), Fox Searchlight and the MEDIA programme.
With Brazilian director, Henrique Goldman, he wrote PRINCESA, an award-winning feature about a transvestite prostitute living in Milan. The film was screened at the Sundance festival 2001 and has been released in the US, UK, France, Germany and Scandinavia. He also co-wrote JANUARY 2ND, a comedy feature for director Matt Winn which screened widely at festivals.
Udayan Prasad has been directing documentaries, television drama and feature films since graduating from the National Film & Television School in 1983. His feature films include Brothers In Trouble, 1995, My Son The Fanatic 1997, and The Yellow Handkerchief, 2008. His television credits include 102 Boulevard Haussman, 1991 and Talking Heads 2: Playing Sandwiches by Alan Bennett along with They Never Slept 1989, Running Late 1992 and Femme Fatale 1992 by Simon Gray.
Jonathan Hourigan is a graduate of Oxford University and the National Film and Television School. He was assistant to Robert Bresson on L'Argent and is a writer, director, script consultant and teacher.