Charles Harris

Charles Harris

Writer-Director

  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Experienced

An award-winning writer-director, Charles Harris 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.

Over the years, he has trained writers from all over the world, showing a special expertise in working with new and emerging talents, helping them to develop and market their work. He has provided classes for universities, film schools and festivals in many countries, including London University, London Film School, Copenhagen Screenwriting School and the International Filmschule, Cologne, and is a regular speaker at The London Screenwriters' Festival, the world largest screenwriters' festival, where his morning ‘Hour of Power’ sessions for writers have quickly become a legend.

He has won international awards for his documentaries, dramatised documentaries and his debut feature film, Paradise Grove. His previous non-fiction work includes a book on Police Slang. His latest book is A Complete Screenwriting Course (John Murray Press, October 2014) and a first novel comes out in Spring 2015.

He has trained extensively in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) which he uses to help writers, directors, actors and other artists find their creative “Mental Game” - dealing with issues from procrastination to fear of failure - and is a fifth dan in the martial art of Aikido.

He is married with two sons and lives in North London with his wife and two cats.

Work History

Director - Euroscript Limited

Jan 2005 - Present

Chief Instructor - Association of Ki Aikido

1989 - Present

Writer-Director - Self Employed novelist, screenwriter, script consultant

1984 - Present

Director - Footloose Films

Jan 1980 - Present

Founder - Screenwriters Workshop

Feb 1982 - Dec 2005

Co-Chair - New Producers Alliance

Mar 2002 - Oct 2005

Skills

  • Business skills/running a business
  • Editing
  • Entrepreneurial skills
  • Management and leadership
  • Negotiation skills
  • Networking
  • Organisational skills
  • Pitching/presenting and proposal writing

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