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Emma Frost

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Emma was featured as a writer in Screen International’s ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ movie talent list 2009 and she is writing feature film scripts for Origin Pictures, BBC Films and Working Title.

Emma Frost’s BBC4 film ‘Consuming Passion’, celebrating the centenary of Mills & Boon publishing, was broadcast in November 2008 to great critical acclaim. Caitlin Moran wrote in the Times “Consuming Passion pops with focus and energy…wholly admirable – the kind of blue-skies thinking that’s going to get us through this recession”. The Guardian, said “superb”, with Sam Wollaston calling it “a lovely drama. Dead clever too” and The Times gave it 5 stars: “Frost’s script was wickedly clever”.

Previously Emma has been a lead writer on Channel 4’s award winning ‘Shameless’ (series III – V) burying bodies under patios, giving blow jobs while humming the 1812 Overture, and creating a monstrous mother for Monica. She has written on ‘Casualty’, ‘Murder in Suburbia’, ‘Doctors’ and children’s TV, and previous film credits include re-writing the horror film, ‘The Descent’ directed by Neil Marshall.

Emma’s darkly funny first play ‘Airsick’, directed by Mike Bradwell, sold out at the Bush Theatre in 2003, and Emma is now collaborating with theatre company Inspector Sands on a devised piece, begun on a residency at The Dark Room.

Prior to becoming a writer, Emma trained as a fine artist, then worked as a script editor (‘Eastenders’) and Head of Development (Movie Screen/Mark Forstater Productions/BBC in-house Drama Development Exec). Emma returned briefly to script editing in 2005 to work on Julia Davis’s award winning comedy ‘Nighty Night’, and she has taught on the BBC Writers’ Academy, Channel 4’s PILOT new writers’ scheme, and ARTICULATE at the National Gallery.

Emma is a trustee for the charity ANNO’s AFRICA which runs educational arts projects with children in Africa. She produces an annual comedy fundraising gala in London and regularly visits Nairobi to teach art and writing to children in the slums.

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