LINDSAY SHAPERO

EMMY WINNING SCREENWRITER AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER WHO WORKS IN DRAMA, DRAMA-DOC AND DOCUMENTARY


I developed my storytelling skills through documentary film making - looking at real people with unpredictable emotions and trying to work out what makes them tick.

I've been producing factual TV for many years and was lucky in that my first screenplay won the Oscar Moore Prize. I haven't stopped writing since.

In 2016, I had seven and a half hours of drama and drama documentary airing in Britain, the US and France/Germany. These included a 60 minute drama documentary about the abdication crisis for BBC2/PBS in the States; a 90 minute drama doc about the Battle for Tea for Arte; a three-part true crime drama I wrote with Olivier Nilsson-Julien for Discovery ID in the States and two episodes we also co-wrote about the Barbarians of the Roman Empire for the US History Channel.

I'm currently developing a historical 2-part TV drama about Volkswagen for Telepool in Germany and Keo in the UK (very timely); a Brazilian set feature film for Bedlam, the producers of The King's Speech and Tatu Films in Sao Paolo and an adaptation of a novel for David Parfitt's Trademark Films for Sir Trevor Nunn to direct.

And as for the story of the old boys standing behind me in the photo, I'll leave it to your imagination.

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