Marcel Beaulieu is a Canadian screenwriter, of 35 years experience. He has written or co-written some eighty screenplays, almost all for the big screen. He won the Best Swiss Movie of the Year prize for Séverine Cornamusaz’ “Coeur Animal”, the Best Screenplay Award at the Namur Film Festival for Francis Leclerc’s ‘Looking for Alexander’ and the Fespaco Best Screenplay Award in 2015 for Belkacem Hadjadj’s “Fadhma N’Soumer”. The movies he has worked on have won more than 200 national or international prizes, including one Golden Globe, for Gerard Corbiau’s “Farinelli”. He has also given screenwriting workshops around the world, from Yaoundé to Algiers, in Burkina Faso, Mali, Switzerland, the Republic of Congo, Beirut, Cairo and Marrakesh. He has been a consultant for Le Groupe Ouest in Brittany since 2007.
Pierre Hodgson was born in London in 1959. After Oxford, he came to Paris where he was coordinator on Olivier Assayas’ first film and 1st AD to Raul Ruiz on TREASURE ISLAND, shot in Portugal. The next years were split between a job as a TV producer in London and screenwriting for Joao Canijo in Lisbon. Two of these films went to Un Certain Regard.
He continues to combine making documentaries with screenwriting, including Philippe Grandrieux’ SOMBRE, Randa Chahal’s INFIDELES and three features by Jerôme de Missolz. He has worked with Thomas Bidegain, Patricia Mazuy, Jean-Gabriel Periot and Marina de Van among others. He tutors at Le Groupe Ouest, European Film Lab.
Antoine Le Bos
Antoine was coming from a previous life in sailing and philosophy when he graduated from CEEA in Paris. He first directed short films and on-stage experiments, before signing or co-signing around 25 feature scripts for independent filmmakers. He won the Gan Foundation Price as a writer in 2005, created Le Groupe Ouest in Brittany in 2006, which has become N°1 place in France for coaching writers. With LGO, he has created the Cross Channel Film Lab experience, and more recently launched LIM | Less is More, the European development programme for limited budget features. Since 2016, he works as an advisor/tutor in India for NFDC. He’s been closely collaborating with TorinoFilmLab since 2007.
Trained at Scuola Holden and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Leonardo Staglianò is a writer and story editor. He wrote the feature film YURI ESPOSITO (Biennale College-Cinema prize), the play CASHMERE, WA (Diego Fabbri Award) and short stories published in various literary magazines. As a tutor, he has worked with institutions such as Torino Film Lab, Nisi Masa, Doha Film Institute. Currently, he is the Program Coordinator at the College of Storytelling at Scuola Holden, where he teaches dramaturgy.