Magazine article Screen International

Edinburgh Film Festival Reveals Screenwriter in Residence (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Edinburgh Film Festival Reveals Screenwriter in Residence (Exclusive)

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Glasgow-born writer of BBC One series ’Three Girls’ selected.

Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) has today revealed Glasgow-born screenwriter Nicole Taylor as the next EIFF Screenwriter-in-Residence

The appointment will see Taylor receive a bursary of £7,500 and access to the four Edinburgh universities between now and June 2018, when the 72nd edition of the film festival will take place.

During this time Taylor will have the opportunity to develop film and TV project ideas with science and humanities researchers.

Taylor most recently wrote BBC One’s well-received three-part series Three Girlsabout the Rochdale grooming scandal. It averaged a consolidated audience of 8.1 million on BBC One and more than nine million requests for the series were made on BBC iPlayer.

Prior to that Taylor’s multi-BAFTA nominated single drama, The C Word, starring Sheridan Smith, was produced for BBC One. She has also written on numerous series, including Indian Summers for Channel 4, The Hour for BBC Two, and Ashes to Ashesfor BBC One. …

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