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Charles Harris

Filmmaker, Writer and Educator
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Charles has won international awards for his films for TV and cinema. He started in the film industry as a projectionist in a dubbing theatre, where he learned about filmmaking by watching the very end of the process, before becoming a freelance photographer, film editor for BBC and LWT and then finally director.

The time he spent as a photographer can be seen in his strongly visual style. This led to his first feature as director, Paradise Grove, a darkly comic coming-of-age story starring Ron Moody and Rula Lenska, which won awards including Best New Director in Palm Springs.

He is also one of Britain’s most respected script consultants, having co-founded the first screenwriters workshop in the world, London Screenwriters Workshop. Now Euroscript, it has become one of Europe’s most valued script training and consultancy organisations for film and TV.

His book, Teach Yourself: A Complete Screenwriting Course, is recommended reading on MA courses, and he has written a new book on the art of pitching, Jaws in Space, published by Kamera Books in September 2016.

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