Formerly a print and TV journalist, Ellis is a screenwriter born in London. His credits include Princesa, which screened at Sundance and won best foreign narrative at the LA Outfest; comedy feature, January 2nd and the acclaimed short, Coming Down.
Ellis began teaching at the London Film School and is currently the Head of Screenwriting at the DFFB in Berlin.
He has held workshops at the Binger Filmlab; the AFI conservatory in Los Angeles; Calarts; The Scuola Holden in Turin; the Luxembourg Audio Visual Centre and the Berlinale Talents.
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Vinca Wiedemann (b. 1959) has since 1980 worked as a film editor, script consultant, producer, talent developer and principal.
She is a trained film clipper at the Danish Film School in 1986. Since then she has worked as a teacher at the Danish Film School 1990-95, as a feature film consultant at the Danish Film Institute 1999-2003, artistic director of the talent development pool New Danish Screen 2003-07, creative producer at Zentropa 2010-11 , and principal at the Danish Film School 2014-2019.
She has also been a dramaturgical consultant for theater director Katrine Wiedemann (sister), screenwriter for Lars von Trier on the feature films Melancholia and Nymphomaniac, screenwriter for, among others, Pernilla August, Pernille Fischer Christensen, Susanne Bier, Christoffer Boe, Per Fly, Anders Morgenthaler, Thomas Vinterberg. She has been a producer on Jesper Jargil's Lars von Trier trilogy (1997-99) and Pernille Fischer Christensen's One Family (2010) and One You Love (2014).
Over the years, she has also been an advisor and lecturer at the Nordic Film Institute and film schools, as well as a member of a number of Danish and international juries, think tanks and advisory boards, as well as vice chair of the European Association of Film Schools (GEECT, 2016-19).
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John Yorke is Managing Director of Angel Station where he works as a drama producer, consultant and lecturer on all forms of storytelling. A former MD of Company Pictures where he Exec Produced Wolf Hall, he’s worked as both Head of Channel Four Drama and Controller of BBC Drama Production. As a commissioning Editor/Executive Producer, he championed huge British hits such as Life On Mars, The Street, Shameless and Bodies and in 2005 he created the BBC Writers Academy, a year-long in-depth training scheme which has produced a generation of successful television writers – many who have gone on to have their own shows.
John is a BAFTA winner and Visiting Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He lives in London but works as a story consultant worldwide.
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