Magazine article Screen International

Joy Wilkinson, Stars of Tomorrow 2015

Magazine article Screen International

Joy Wilkinson, Stars of Tomorrow 2015

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WRITER: About 18 months ago, Joy Wilkinson made the decision to dedicate herself solely to film.

Previously a successful playwright and TV writer, she turned down commissions and wrote the thriller Killer CV (now called Killer Résumé), which got her on the 2014 Brit List for best unproduced screenplays.

It also secured her a place on the Guiding Lights mentoring programme, where she was paired up with Kenneth Branagh ("He's been brilliant, he's continued to mentor me beyond the scheme," she says).

From Burnley, Lancashire, Wilkinson writes punchy, female-led scripts.

She followed up Killer Résumé with the 1970s Manchester-set Enter The Dragons, a bigger cross-cultural genre piece about female empowerment that's in development, like Killer Résumé, with Jeva Films.

Now it's film all the way for Wilkinson, who "likes genre films - action, comedy, sci-fi, not your slow-burn British drama". …

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