Script Angel, the screenwriter-coaching and talent-development company founded by drama executive Hayley McKenzie, has appointed BAFTA-winning producer Jane Dauncey to the newly created role of director of development.
Dauncey, founder of indie companies Machine Productions and Coracle Productions, will manage Script Angel’s expanding team of screenwriting coaches and the growing slate of writers under its guidance.
Dauncey has produced or series produced dramas, including The Level, The Trials of Jimmy Rose, Law & Order, Casualty, The Story of Tracy Beaker and Stella. Over the last 20 years, she has worked for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, Kudos, Hillbilly Films, Fiction Factory, Tidy Productions, CBBC and the Royal Shakespeare Company. As a mentor and executive producer, she has trained young drama producers in Cambodia for BBC Media Action. She also teaches at Glasgow Caledonian University, where she is on the board of the MA course in screenwriting.
Hayley McKenzie, CEO of Script Angel, said: “As the demand for narrative content grows worldwide, Script Angel is perfectly positioned to provide the international film and television industry with the next generation of content creators and storytellers. Jane’s proven track record as an award-winning creative producer will help us to scale our offering of writer-development programmes to the global content-creation industry.”
Dauncey added: “Helping screenwriters to develop their skills and unique voice to share their stories on screen is essential to great drama. It’s a privilege to join Script Angel and be right at the heart of providing what writers want and the industry needs.”
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