David is a British writer, director and qualified teacher. After attaining runner-up in a national Stella Artois film competition, David wrote and directed GASOLINE BLOOD, which  was selected to be screened alongside the world premiere of Pan's Labyrinth at Odeon Leicester Square in 2010.  The two follow-up movies CREEPING THIRST and HOWLING BRAT went on to find their own success and were screened at over twenty international film festivals,

 

David moved to Los Angeles in 2010 and. currently has three feature films in various stages of development,  He recently directed music videos GHOST-LAND for The Palms and UNBOTHERED for Amina Buddafly and continues to work as a script consultant on various projects across the globe.

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Wayne is a screenwriter, producer and director.  He has written a number of feature films throughout his career, including the hits DEEP BLUE SEA (1999) and THE ITALIAN JOB (2003). His television credits include writing and directing the Showtime Mini-Series OUT OF ORDER,, starring Eric Stoltz, Felicity Huffman, William Macy and Peter Bogdonovich.

 

Wayne's teaching credentials include acting as professor at the Red Sea Institute for Cinematic Arts in Jordan, lecturing at the Moscow Film School and teaching classes for the Writing Pad and U.S.C. Film School, his alma mater.

 

Wayne is currently in the final stages of post-production on an indie film he co-wrote, produced and directed called Loves Me, Loves Me Not, which is due to be released later this year.

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Sam is a screenwriter, playwright, script doctor and Producer.  He has written for a multitude of television Productions including ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL (BBC), SOLDIER SOLDIER (CENTRAL),, STAYING ALIVE (LWT) and CASUALTY (BBC).  He has optioned two of his favorite screenplays (THE BONE and BOTTLING THE OCEAN) to Film Industry Talent. 

 

In theater, Sam has directed more than 30 professional drama, musical and opera productions.  Sam is currently developing a number of feature films and a US TV comedy series: DUSTED; A UK thriller series: THE PENANCE LIST and a theatre comedy: THE SUICIDE DIARIES.

 

Sam continues to mentor screenwriters and novelists and has lectured on storytelling for the screen in Denmark, France, South Africa. 

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Ted Jessup is an American television writer, producer, and performer. He is a writer for the Fox sitcom FAMILY GUY and  has written the episodes "12 and a Half Angry Men," "Mom's the Word," "The 2000-Year-Old Virgin," "Brokeback Swanson," and "High School English."

Ted has been a producer and writer for National Geographic Television, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central,, The Late Late Show (CBS TV) with Craig Kilborn, Seth MacFarlaneVH1MTV and The Al Franken Show among others.  He also executive produced the critically acclaimed feature film, Throwing Down, which won best American film at the 1995 Hamptons’ Film Festival.  Jessup also won a CableACE Award for directing The Other Europe for the Travel Channel, starring Billy Kimball.

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Marc Pye has written many hours of U.K. TV drama for series and serials including EASTENDERS, HOLBY CITY, HOLLYOAKS, THE BILL, WATERLOO ROAD, THE ROYAL, HOLBY BLUE, DOCTORS, ECHO BEACH, RIVER CITY, HIGH ROAD, MOVING ON and RTE's FAIR CITY, but he is probably best known for writing The Flasher for the BAFTA, International Emmy and RTS award winning Series ONE OF THE STREET..

His three short films - Baldy McBain, Last Legs and Instant Credit all premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Instant Credit was also selected for the Newport Beach Film Festival, LA in 2004.

Marc continues to work as a freelance script consultant, script editor and mentor for new and up and coming writers.

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Chris Sivertson is a Writer/Director.  In 2006, he wrote and directed THE LOST, based on Jack Ketchum’s bestselling novel, which was a festival hit, garnering incredible reviews from the likes of Variety and the LA Times. In 2007 he directed Sony’s I KNOW WHO KILLED ME, starring Lindsay Lohan. 

 

In 2011, Sivertson wrote and directed BRAWLER, the raw true story of two brothers competing in an underground circuit of illicit New Orleans riverboat brawls. This was followed by a writing/directing collaboration with Lucky McKee on the horror/comedy ALL CHEERLEADERS DIE, which premiered at the opening night at the Toronto International Film Festival,

 

Recent writing projects include the SXSW youth-gone-wild tale TEENAGE COCKTAIL, the crime thriller MARAUDERS starring Bruce Willis, KINDRED SPIRITS starring Thora Birch, as well as the Netflix thrillers HEARTTHROB and SHATTERED MEMORIES.

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