Alice Birch: Is a British Screenwriter and has won numerous Awards for Lady Macbeth include: Nominated Outstanding Debut & Best British Feature BAFTA 2018, Nominated Best International Film Spirit Awards 2018, Winner 5 British Independent Film Awards 2017 including Best Screenplay, Winner Discovery Award European Film Awards 2017, Winner International Critic’s Prize (FIPRESCI Prize) at San Sebastian International Film Festival 2016, Winner Critic’s Choice Award for Best First Feature at Zurich Film Festival 2016, Winner Best Screenplay at Turin Film Festival).
Other Awards include: George Devine Award (Revolt. She said. Revolt again); Arts Foundation Award for Playwriting. Alice has been a finalist in the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize 2018, 2015 and 2012. In 2016, Alice was selected as one of the Creative England 50, a shortlist of individuals and companies judged to be the country’s most inventive, innovative and creative minds. In 2015 Alice was nominated for Friedrich Luft Prize.
Alice is currently under commission to Paines Plough, The National Theatre, The Royal Court, The Almeida and Clean Break. She is writing a TV adaptation of Love & Capital for James Schamus & Potboiler and an original pilot for HBO. Her second feature will be an adaptation of the Graham Swift novel Mothering Sunday for Number 9 Films and Film 4.
Juliette Towhidi: is currently adapting the multi award-winning novel THE ESSEX SERPENT into a series for Apple TV and is developing feature film scripts with Film 4 and BBC Films. Her first script commission was the smash hit CALENDAR GIRLS (starring Helen Mirren) in 2003. She has since written two further feature films; LOVE, ROSIE starring Sam Claflin and Lily Collins, as well as her critically acclaimed adaptation of Vera Brittain’s memoir TESTAMENT OF YOUTH, starring Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington and Dominic West. For television, Juliette has written the 3-part adaptation of the P.D James novel DEATH COMES TO PEMBERLEY, which aired on Boxing Day 2013. She was brought up in Iran and England, and read Modern Languages at Oxford University. She originally trained as a journalist with Reuters news agency, then worked as a script editor in Paris and London, before turning to screen-writing full time.