Script Lab 2021 MentorsMeet the industry experts supporting our writer development programme
Paul Fraser and Rebecca Mark-Lawson join Script Lab 2021 as industry mentors.
Script Lab 2021 gets into full swing next month. We've just announced the 10 Writers selected to take part in Script Lab 2021 - meet them over here - and now all that's left to do is introduce our new industry mentors. We're thrilled to be welcoming Paul Fraser and Rebecca Mark-Lawson to our annual Writers development programme in 2021.
Over the next 5 months, Paul and Rebecca will working with our BFI NETWORK team to support our Writers as they master the mechanics of screenwriting and create a new short film script from scratch.
Paul and Rebecca bring a wealth of talent and script development experience to the Lab, drawn from years of collaboration with the likes of Shane Meadows, Ken Loach and Warp Films. They are perfectly placed to support this year's Writer cohort on their development journey and offer invaluable industry insights along the way.
Paul Fraser has delivered writers workshops and script development training in countries all over the world – from Australia to the UK, and South Africa to Sweden to name just a few - and has contributed on panels and workshops at film festivals in nearly as many places. He collaborates regularly with The Script Factory and the Arvon Foundation as well as reading and advising screenwriters on a one-to-one basis – offering script reports and mentoring over a number of drafts. Paul is currently developing scripts with Warp Films and Tomboy Films and dreaming of a house with a water-slide out of his bedroom window.
Rebecca Mark-Lawson formed Tyke Films in 2015 to produce work with original voices working between the intersection of documentary and fiction. After working extensively in production with the likes of Penny Woolcock and Ken Loach, Rebecca was appointed as development executive for new talent at EM Media. There she worked on titles including Dead Man’s Shoes, This Is England, A Cock and Bull Story, Control, Better Things and Brother of the Head. Then as Managing Executive at Lifesize Pictures, she delivered new talent schemes for the UK Film Council including Directors Lab, Cinema Extreme, Digital Shorts, Digital Nation and 4Mations.