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Kelly Marshall

Course Leader, MA Screenwriting
London College of Communication
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Kelly  Marshall


Kelly Marshall is the Course Leader for MA Screenwriting at London College of Communication. She is a writer, script editor, script consultant and educator.

Kelly obtained an MA in Screenwriting from London College of Communication and became the Course Leader in 2005. She has devised, led and taught screenwriting programmes around the world for the last 18 years. In 2014 Kelly took a year-long sabbatical to become the Course Leader for MA Screenwriting at Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand.

Kelly has been a judge on several industry panels including BAFTA's 60 Seconds of Fame, the British Animation Awards, Screen South's Digital Shorts, the Sir Peter Ustinov Scriptwriting International Emmy Awards and New Zealand Writers Guild SWANZ Awards.

Kelly's own professional practice includes script editing, script consultation and writing commissions across a range of film, TV drama series, animation and comedy. These programmes have been screened on BBC, Nickelodeon, Granada TV, Scottish TV, Carlton TV and Channel 5.

Kelly's first theory text, 'Write to Thrill' is a how-to book on writing thrillers. She is also making a four-part horror for television.

As a teacher Kelly aims to inspire her students to be confident, bold and to find their own creative voice. She is proud of the achievements of her past students who have achieved great success and are working in every aspect of the industry, from writing for film, television, radio, stage, computer games, web series and novels, to working as script readers, script editors and creative producers.

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