“At those moments in the development of a screenplay when all seems confused and unclear, Christabelle brings energy, enthusiasm and a variety of sharp suggestions. Above all she offers this in a collaborative, engaging and fun way.”

Christopher Spencer, Writer and Director

Script consultancy and story editing

Christabelle brings a particular perspective to her work as a story editor and script consultant from her background as a classically trained actor, a TV commissioning editor and a writer.

Throughout her many years working for broadcasters under the pressure of imminent production and sitting beside writers as they struggled to hone their script, Christabelle’s passion is in finding the most powerful way to tell a story. She is always interested in the writer’s vision, and helps the writer to tell that story with as much depth and precision as possible.

Christabelle now works freelance with established writers and independent production companies, offering a spectrum of script consultancy services from one-off reads to complete script development packages.

She also teaches screenwriting, and gives feedback to new writers through mentoring programmes like Write2Screen’s HotHouse mentoring programmes (http://www.write2screen.org.uk/) supported by Creative England, at the National Centre for Writing, Norwich.

She recently taught Screenwriting as part of the UEA / FutureLearn MOOC.

Reduced Rate Script Reads

During September and October, Christabelle is offering script reports to unfunded writers at the reduced rate of £150. You will receive: Detailed notes (4-5 pages) giving thorough feedback on every aspect of your feature film or TV drama script, plus clear suggestions for your next draft, and a 30 minute phone call to discuss your script.

Please contact me to find out more.

Credits

Television Drama

Channel 4
In-house script editor for:

  • Longitude
  • Shackleton
  • Queer as Folk
  • Men Only
  • Shockers – series 1 and 2
  • Sword of Honour

BBC

  • The Inspector Lynley Mysteries
  • Surviving Disaster
  • Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire
  • Casualty 1906 and mini-series Casualty 1907
  • Krakatoa: Volcano of Destruction
  • The Sinking of the Lusitania

 Blast! Films / BBC

  • Sex & Lies
  • Animals
  • Soundproof

History Channel

  • The Bible

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