Laura GraceGlasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
I'm a screenwriter based in Scotland. Currently, I have original drama series projects in development with Sky Atlantic, the BBC, Endeavour Content and Carnival Films, and am part of the writers’ room for Netflix's THE LAST KINGDOM and Sky One's THE RISING. Previously, I contributed episodes to the first and second seasons of Sky Deutschland's DAS BOOT (Bavaria Fiction), and recently wrote an episode for Sky One's INTERGALACTIC (Tiger Aspect/Moonage), coming later in 2020. I have several other projects with independent production companies, including Kudos, Wild Mercury, Dynamic Television, World and Drama Republic, and recently wrote original pilots for HBO Nordic and Channel 4. My original pilot DARKLANDS (Bad Wolf/Channel 4) topped the inaugural TV Brit List and I was named a Broadcast Hot Shot by Broadcast Magazine.
Apr 2014 - Sep 2015
The Bathory (http://thebathory.com) lets you invent a customised bath soak, to fit your mood perfectly. As founder and 'Chief Bather' of The Bathory, working across the business, I led product development, production, marketing, customer service and everything else in between! Our soaks are 100% natural, British-made, with sustainably-sourced organic essential oils and premium quality minerals. We hand-blend each soak to order in our dedicated factory (deep in the Berkshire countryside). I've moved on to other projects, but The Bathory continued to be run by my friends at Mint Digital until November 2016.
Jan 2014 - Sep 2015
I co-founded Documentary Club with Rob Hinchcliffe in January 2014. Doc Club brings great documentaries and curious people together online and at carefully curated sell-out screening events. Our aim is to bring little-seen docs to wider audiences, and create an unstuffy environment to have a few drinks and share a brilliant story. Unlike a lot of documentary-focused orgs, Doc Club’s focus is on the audience. We want to provoke, delight and surprise people with glimpses into other worlds and other lives.
Head of Strategy and Content
May 2010 - Oct 2015
As Head of Strategy and Content at Mint Digital in London and New York, I focused on turning ideas into (mostly digital) things people use and love. Practically, that was a lot of: creative direction, brand strategy, concepts, copy, naming things, scripts, tone of voice work, proposals, pitches; the whole caboodle. I have nine years’ experience conceiving and delivering digital work, cross-platform has been a common thread, and I’ve worked with Channel 4, BBC and Penguin, among many others, on projects that push to the edges of tech + story, and occasionally win awards. Also for Mint, I was the Producer on Quotables - a thriving site for quote lovers that aims to become the number one resource for quotations online. In collaboration with Channel 4 & Arts Council England.
Freelance Film Festival Project Manager
Feb 2008 - Apr 2010
A lifelong film lover, I began my digital career while working as a project manager and marketing coordinator on a number of international film festivals. I helped build communities and launch (hundreds of) events for the likes of Birds Eye View, BFI, Branchage - Jersey International Film Festival, Glasgow Film Festival and Edinburgh International Film Festival. I also project managed and led digital development for the National Association of Youth Orchestras' Festival of British Youth Orchestras.
Freelance Film Journalist
2007 - Sep 2011
I have been an Entertainments contributor to STV Online, Sub-Editor on the Cambridge Film Festival Daily a film writer at Edinburgh International Film Festival, a guest critic on Channel FM Radio and a contributor to numerous film blogs. As a senior film writer at the leading Scottish cultural magazine, The Skinny, I represented the magazine at many international film festivals and contributed regular reviews and features for the monthly publication. I have interviewed a wide range of internationally-acclaimed subjects. Some of my favourites were: Kenneth Branagh, Julie Delpy, Mike White, David Nicholls, Michael Nyman, Toby Kebbell, Martha Fiennes, Ben Chaplin and (best for last) Brian Blessed.
Deutschen Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (Dffb)Serial Eyes
Royal Holloway, University of LondonMA, Creative Writing, Distinction
University of GlasgowFirst Class MA (Hons), English Literature & Film Studies
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