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YFF Skye Screenwriters’ Residency Programme 2021/22

Delighted to be a part of the YFF Skye Screenwriters’ Residency Programme 2021/22¬†– looking forward to meeting everybody & getting started!


Press release:

After receiving over 350 applications from writers all over Scotland – Young Films Foundation is thrilled to announce the 8 successful Participants of the YFF Skye Screenwriters’ Residency Programme 2021/22.
– Aileen Ritchie & Manu Kurewa (Writing Partnership)
– Holly Tennant
– Keiron Nicholson
– Lana Pheutan
– Lorna King
– Nas Saraei
– Rachelle Atalla

The Participants have been partnered with an Industry Mentor who will support them throughout the year-long Programme. Each Participant will also receive a script fee commission from their partnered Broadcaster (BBC Films, Film4, Channel 4 Drama, Channel 4 Comedy, Sky, MG/BBC Alba & BBC Drama).

Our incredible mentors this year include:
– John Collee (Writer)
– Joe Thomas (Writer & Actor)
– Hilary Martin (Producer)
– Mairead Hamilton (Writer & Director)
– Stevie Lee (Producer)
– Hania Elkington (Writer & Producer)
– Olivia Hetreed (Writer)

YFF is supported by funding from our participating Broadcasters, Screen Scotland, Channel 4 Nations and Regions and Torabhaig Distillery.

Our full press release can be found at

Script editing Breaking The News

I’ve been script editing for Breaking The News this past series, including tonight’s Euros¬†Special on BBC Scotland. Been great fun working with the team and seeing the show come together! Back with Series 19 from next Friday.