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Emily Precious and Lizzie Brown joined forces at UK production company Bird Flight Films in 2018 after together producing CARMILLA, the debut from writer/director Emily Harris starring Jessica Raine, Greg Wise, and Tobias Menzies which will be in UK cinemas in Spring 2020 distributed by Altitude and Republic in the UK, Film Movement in the US. They are also the UK Production Service Producers for Frank Marshall’s upcoming BEE GEES documentary with White Horse Pictures and Kief Davidson’s new doc THE ART FORGER.
Prior to Bird Flight, Emily worked for Fred Films (run by former Ealing Studios’ MD, James Spring), as Head of Production/Associate Producer. Emily was a key in turning a new company into a wheelhouse of production. In its first two years, Fred consulted on two features (THE COLONY, BREATHE),then between 2016-2019, Fred lead-produced 6 features (CROOKED HOUSE, FINDING YOUR FEET, PATRICK, FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS, COME AWAY, BLITHE SPIRIT) and exec produced 3 seasons of DARK MATTER for SyFy and Netflix. Emily’s freelance production credits span film and documentary including Ron Howard’s PAVAROTTI and BEATLES documentaries, ROCKS, ANTHROPOID, THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY and KIDS IN LOVE. Emily read History at Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford.
Now Bird Flight are inspired by the changing industry, and carefully consider the best format and output for each individual story. Our slate is defined by projects that empower, illuminate and entertain. We make talent-led, commercial film, television and emerging media.
Our partners include established actors and comedians turning their hand to writing for the first time, successful theatre practitioners transitioning to screen, successful short filmmakers stepping up to make their debut features as well as established partners. We are particularly proud to be the first company to receive BFI funding for a writers room for a new interactive audiovisual project.
Partners include BFI, SID GENTLE FILMS, INGENIOUS, BBC, FILM4, ALTITUDE, REPUBLIC, BUMBLE, FEMALE FILM FORCE, CREATIVE MENTOR NETWORK, IMAGINE, and WHITE HORSE PICTURES.
Limited to only 5 writers, in this special Group Mentorship you won't just receive feedback on your script, but also individual coaching on your pitch, your marketing strategy, and your next steps as you take your screenwriting career to the next level!
You will have the opportunity to share your material with your classmates so that each writer will learn from their own feedback and the feedback given to their peers. You'll also be able to email the host during the week so you are fully guided for the entire month.
MEETING #1 - INTRODUCTION & SCRIPT REVIEW #1
Your mentor will read your full script prior to the first session and will give each writer 20-30 min. of notes. Get personalized feedback on your pages and ask your mentor any questions about your script and the industry!
MEETING #2 - WRITERS’ CHALLENGE + PITCH ROUNDTABLE
Your mentor will assign a writing prompt of their own design to see how you adapt to a "writing assignment"-like scenario. Following feedback & discussion of the Challenge submissions, you'll have the opportunity to test out the verbal pitch for one of your projects with your mentor and peers.
MEETING #3 - SCRIPT REVIEW #2
Your mentor will read another full script prior to the session - it's your choice to get a second round of notes on your script to really make it shine or work on an entirely different script altogether!
MEETING #4 - NEXT STEPS CLINIC + PITCH ROUNDTABLE
Your mentor will review a one-pager of your bio, loglines, any traction, and questions about where you're at and what you should focus on next when it comes to your screenwriting career. Get actionable career advice on what your next steps should be, plus you'll have the opportunity to get final thoughts on your reworked verbal pitch!