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Run by screenwriters, for screenwriters, The Script Department is a production company that champions new and exciting screenwriters by showcasing their work.

We have a scripted podcast of the same name that provides script readings of short and feature-length screenplays, giving writers a chance to be recognised for their great writing, whether or not it is adapted for the screen.

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

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


Michela Cortese

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


Marcus Armstrong

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

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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.




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

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Belinda Lees is an Australian-based screenwriter, playwright and graduate with distinction from Falmouth University’s MA Writing for Script and Screen course. 

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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.