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Tutors of ESP 2019

Tutors of ESP 2019

by December 11, 2018

Meet the tutors of ESP 2019!


Nadja Dumouchel

Nadja Dumouchel

Nadja Dumouchel is currently engaged as a script consultant and tutor for several film labs such as Script Lab/TorinoFilmLab, Next Step run by Semaine de la Critique, Le G.R.E.C and Moulin d’Andé. She is fully dedicated to the international art house film scene – accompanying a story’s process of gestation, its forming into worlds, words and images has become her main focus. As an independent story editor, Nadja is working with various filmmakers around the world on the development of their short films and feature films as well as training international producing students on the intercultural aspects of scriptwriting (Filmakademie Ludwigsburg). After studying visual culture in Brighton, journalism and literature in Berlin and cinema in Valencia, Nadja started her career as a programmer and commissioning editor at ARTE’s short film section in Strasbourg. She was later hired by the international sales company PREMIUM FILMS in Paris, before going back to ARTE in the feature films section in 2010, where she worked in European feature film development for five years. She is still working for ARTE on a freelance basis, currently writing a documentary series on art history. In 2012, she trained as a story editor at TorinoFilmLab, before teaching scriptwriting at Université de Strasbourg 2013-2015 and co-founding La Scénaristerie, a development program for screenwriters in Paris.



Britta Krause

After having started her studies at New York University’s film & television program Britta Krause graduated from the London Film School with a distinction in script-writing. She then worked as a writer, director and editor on short and TV-films. Her short film Fünf Minuten (Five Minutes)won several festival awards, was screened at the Biennale di Venezia and throughout German cinemas as the official supporting film of Run Lola Run. Her television feature Family Dogwas an official entry at the Munich Film Festival. She then returned to the short format by directing commercials. In 2007 Britta worked as an acting coach alongside Shirin Neshat on Women without Men(Silver Lion/Best Director Biennale di Venezia 2009). Since 2010 she has worked as a script editor with German and international writer/directors. She was a script editor trainee at Torino Film Lab in 2012 and has been coaching screenwriters as a script consultant for Torino Film Lab’s FeatureLab, the Doha Film Institute, Kultburo, Moscow, Filmuniversity Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, Nisi Masa, Filmakademie Ludwigsburg and the Nipkow Programm, Berlin.


Pierre Hodgson

Pierre Hodgson is a British-born screenwriter, based in France. He has collaborated with Raul Ruiz, Philippe Grandrieux, Joaquim Pinto, Jerome de Missolz, Patricia Mazuy, Marina de Van, among many others. Two of the films he co-write with Joao Canijo went to Un Certain Regard at Cannes. Another screenplay, Des Gens Jeunes Modernes, was shown at Directors Fortnight in 2011. He is currently writing his first feature for Unafilm, Berlin with support from Creative Europe. He is a regular consultant for Le Groupe Ouest script labs, including LIM and Selection Annuelle. In 2017 & 2018, he was a Torino Film Lab Script Lab Tutor.



Leonardo Stagliano

A former participant of the ESP, Leonardo Staglianò is a writer and story editor who studied Philosophy (Università di Firenze), Techniques of Narration (Scuola Holden) and Dramatic Writing (New York University). He wrote the feature film Yuri Esposito, winner of the Biennale College at the 70° Venice Film Festival, the play Cashmere, WA, winner of the Diego Fabbri Award, and short stories published in various literary magazines. As a script consultant he has run workshops for organizations and institutions such as TorinoFilmLab, Le Groupe Ouest, Doha Film Institute. Currently, he is the Program Coordinator of the College of Storytelling at the Scuola Holden, where he teaches dramaturgy.








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