As part of this year’s focus on screenwriting, we are delighted to welcome Richelle Wilder to the festival to present a talk on scriptwriting for animation. Working in screenplay development for twenty years, Richelle has been Head of Film Development at Aardman (Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit), Head of Development for Pathé UK (An Ideal Husband) and creative producer on the UK/Irish/ French-animated series Freefonix. Among many other projects, she developed and polished the screenplay for Khumba, wrote and script edited Dennis and Gnasher (CBBC), and worked with the Irish Film Board and MEDIA on project funding assessments. In 2010 she founded Script Matters, a story and script agency which works with producers, writers, studios and broadcasters to develop scripts for both animation and live action movies and series. Following Richelle’s presentation, there will be a Q&A hosted by Gareth Lee, Network Manager of Animation Skillnet.

This event is presented in association with Animation Skillnet.