Phil Shelley ( and Phil Gladwin ( are delighted to announce our latest course dates for 2012, as well as letting you know about our two special guest speakers on our Nov 12th & 13th Glasgow two day screenwriting course. The guest speakers are:-

Eric Coulter

Eric Coulter has worked in the television and film business since the early 1980s. His first role was as unit runner on Bill Forsyth’s Gregory’s Girl. He worked on dozens of films, commercials and music videos as a location manager and assistant director before moving to a Producer role in the mid 1990s, with The Cops. This landmark show for World Productions/BBC2 won BAFTAs for Best Drama series in 1998 and 1999.

Eric then joined STV as Head of Drama, where he was responsible for the successful overhaul of Taggart, leading to its biggest ever commission in 2008. There, Eric oversaw all development and production including Taggart, Rebus (with Ken Stott), Missing (with Gregor Fisher), Goodbye Mr Chips (with Martin Clunes), High Times (winner BAFTA Scotland Best Drama) and Cracked (Mind Media Awards Best Drama 2009). Eric left STV in the summer of 2009 and then worked as consulting Executive Producer on BBC Scotland’s River City before founding SurefireTV in 2010.

Kate Croft

Kate is Head of Drama for Shed Media Scotland in addition to running KoCo Drama, the new bespoke drama brand set up by Shed Media.

Kate Croft developed and produced Murderland by David Pirie starring Robbie Coltrane, for ITV in 2009.  Prior to that she script edited and produced Coming Up the emerging talent strand for Channel 4.

As a script editor her credits include Fallen Angel by Peter Ransley for ITV starring Charles Dance, and Messiah by Lizzie Mickery for BBC1. Kate’s first job in the industry was at Scala Productions working on feature film Divorcing Jack in Northern Ireland.

In her gap year Kate was an SSLC officer in the British Army.

ERIC and KATE will be discussing opportunities for screenwriters in Scotland.

We still have a (very) few places left on this course so, if you’re interested, I’d advise booking soon. Here’s the link:-

Our New courses:-

The Authoritative Guide To Writing & Selling A Great Screenplay’

LONDON Sat \ Sun February 4th & 5th 2012

BELFAST Sat \ Sun March 24th & 25th 2012

and our brand new one day LONDON course –

How To Do A Great Pitch

LONDON Sat March 10th 2012

The link is the same as above :-

We look forward to seeing you there!


Phil Shelley

script consultant

Oct 30th 2011