After twenty years in international film sales, marketing, development and production for PolyGram, Summit and as MD of The Salt Company, Samantha is now a freelance consultant, offering “creative notes from a commercial perspective.” She works with established BAFTA and Oscar winning producers to first-time writers and filmmakers, on projects at every stage: treatment to script to post-production and launch; and is an expert consultant for FOCUS, the new screen business development initiative in Scotland, an assessor for The New Zealand Film Commission; and has served on the BAFTA Cymru committee.
A course tutor at The NFTS, she also lectures widely for clients including BAFTA, the BFI, Raising Films and London Screenwriters Festival. Samantha was the founder of The Vipers Nest, the creative collective for first-time filmmakers, and she still enjoys mentoring up-and-coming talent independently and professionally with the likes of Ffilm Cymru and Encounters.
Having moved to The Brecon Beacons in Wales, Summer 2015, to the land of her mothers, to become a screenwriter, she is now represented by United Agents and was recently awarded development funding from Ffilm Cymru. www.samanthahorley.com