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Our Mission

The Script Department is a non-profit screenwriting platform that showcases the great work of emerging and noteworthy screenwriters through our podcast network and our exclusive studio space.


Working with industry leaders, we help our community to put their work in front of the right professionals and to kickstart their careers in the screen industries.


Welcome to The Script Department.

Partnering with leading Universities to support screenwriting graduates

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It started with a podcast

Founded in February 2019 as a podcast of the same name, The Script Department was designed as a platform to champion emerging writers and their scripts to a global audience.


A global network of writers collaborating on exciting projects


Building a Community

When the industry shut down at the height of the pandemic, The Script Department was being celebrated for our efforts to continue supporting and championing writers. This led to the creation of our online community portal.

Development and production under one banner


A Virtual Creative Studio

As of 2023, The Script Department now functions as a comprehensive virtual production house overseeing a network of podcast shows ranging from scripted dramas to analysis and discussion, while our studio arm concentrates on script development and project packaging.



John Finnegan

Founder, Chairman, Head of Operations


Michela Cortese

Founder, Co-Chairman


Marcus Armstrong

Founder, Director of Media Operations

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Brad Brookes

Producer, Podcast Development


Fiona Georgiou Hunt

Producer, Podcast Development. Development Coordinator, The Studio

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Helen Tompson

Producer, Podcast Development. Development Coordinator, The Studio


Asim Altokhais

Head of International Product Development


Caleb Vesely

Head of Post Production


Millie Hayward

Producer, Reviews Editor

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Belinda Lees

Lead, Research & Practice

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Peter Salisbury

Producer, Scripted Media

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