How I Can Help
A little about me...
I read and evaluate all the scripts submitted to my script consultancy myself. As a writer you will get clear, honest, constructive and prompt feedback on your script. In order for you to entrust me with your script and to believe that you are getting valuable and realistic feedback that will help you dramatically improve your project and its chances of getting noticed and made, it’s important for you to know something about my work and experience in the industry.
I am Philip Shelley, a highly experienced script-editor and producer.
Over the last 20 years I have worked with a huge number of screen-writers, including some of the most successful writers in the UK and I am still actively working in the industry, keeping abreast of current writing and market trends.
I have run (and continue to do so) the much-praised CHANNEL 4 SCREENWRITING COURSE. I run regular courses and write regular blogs for the BBC Writers room. I work with both individual, freelance writers and producers.
I am contacted regularly by literary agents, producers and production companies who are looking for screenwriters and script editors.
I not only have vast experience of working with writers, both in development and in production, I have also built a reputation as a highly successful course-leader and pioneer of new writing.
I have worked as head of drama development for Carlton TV, have produced several TV drama shows, have worked as script editor for the BBC and many other production companies and I have run courses for the BFI, Screenskills, Endemol Shine, BBC Media Action and many other organisations.
I offer a comprehensive, personal, one to one service for both novice and experienced scriptwriters.
I work regularly with drama and comedy production companies, both with script-editing / script development input; and with recommendations of writing and script editing / development talent.
In my experience on the last 11 years on the Channel 4 screenwriting course, I have read the work of literally thousands of new dramatic writers and actively engaged with hundreds of these writers.