Run by screenwriters, for screenwriters, The Script Department is a production company that puts the screenplay front and centre.  


We have a scripted podcast of the same name that provides script readings of short and feature-length screenplays as well as a blog that provides helpful tips and analyses of the latest movies.


You can find us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and wherever you find your podcasts. We are also on Instagram @thescriptdepartment where we do weekly livestream discussions. Finally, you can get all of this first here at thescriptdepartment.net.


Welcome to #TheScriptDept.

John Finnegan

The founder of the #TheScriptDept, John is also Senior Lecturer in screenwriting at Falmouth University.


Michela Cortese

Michela is the co-founder of #TheScriptDept and an Executive Producer. She also lectures in screenwriting at Falmouth University.


Marcus Armstrong

Based in the South West, Marcus is an Executive Producer at #TheScriptDept, as well as as a writer, and voice actor.


Ruth Hayes

Ruth is a stage, screen and voice actor as well as a writer and director of radio dramas in Ireland. She is a founding member of The Script Department podcast and a regular contributor.

Laura Owen

Laura is a Manchester-based screenwriter. She holds a Masters degree in screenwriting and edits the quarterly In-Dept Magazine. 

Chris Roy

Chris is a screenwriter and producer and serves as a content creator. Originally from Scotland, Chris now resides in Florida where he produces reality television.


Film/TV Director


Oisin is a film and television director based in Ireland. With almost two decades of experience behind the camera, Oisin advises and consults on our different projects and can be regularly found participating in our weekly live-stream discussions on Instagram.



Daniel C. Tuck is a screenwriter based in the South West with a particular interest in horror. He holds a distinction from Falmouth University's MA Writing for Script and Screen programme and has contributed episodes to The Script Department podcast. Daniel is a regular contributor and editor of #TheScriptDept blog.



Belinda Lees is an Australian screenwriter and educator with a background in theatre performance and direction. Belinda is a soon-to-be graduate of Falmouth University's MA Writing for Script and Screen programme and regularly contributes to The Script Department podcast where she both writes and performs her own work.



As an actor, Ben has appeared on Spooks, Holby City, Casualty and My Family. A regular on BBC’s Doctors, Ben was also a writer on the show. He creates original content for TV, Film and Radio. Ben lives in Brighton and swims in the sea for inspiration. Ben has an MA in Screenwriting studies and regularly contributes episodes for The Script Department podcast.

Screenwriter / Military & Technical Advisor


Tom is a British Soldier and Screenwriter with extensive experience in the design and delivery of live, immersive, theatrical training courses for UK and allied forces. He holds a distinction from Falmouth University's MA Writing for Script and Screen programme and has contributed episodes, as well as serving as a military and technical advisor to The Script Department.