stuarthepburn

Profile: Writer and actor Dr Stuart Hepburn is a visiting lecturer in Screenwriting at the Universities of Stirling and The West Of Scotland. His new play "The Empty Charcoal Box" will premiere at Oran Mor on August 28th. He is currently organising the Scottish Tour of his last play "The Beaches Of St Valery" which will tour from Eden Court in Autumn 2018. http://www.heraldscotland.com/arts_ents/stage/15137093.Theatre_review__The_Beaches_of_St_Valery__Oran_Mor__Glasgow/ He is currently writing " The Empty Charcoal Box " for A Play, A Pie and A Pint at Oran Mor which will open the Autumn Season on August 28th. . He was Story Producer for BBC's River City from 2015-2016 and appeared as John Anderson in recent Episodes. Stuart was a member of the creative team who adapted, storyboarded and wrote 26 Episodes of Mairi Hedderwick's "Katie Morag" series for Move On Up TV and BBC Scotland . Younger viewers, (and maybe the not so young) can enjoy seeing Katie Morag on CBEEBIES . He was Senior Lecturer in Screenwriting and Performance at University Of The West Of Scotland from 2006-15. As a creative writing tutor and mentor, he has worked for the The Edinburgh International Festival Network, The Arvon Foundation, Clackmannan Council, Screen Academy Scotland, Moonstone, Movie Makars, Highlands & Islands Enterprise and Sol Mor Ostaig on Skye. He was on the board of the Traverse Theatre for 11 years and it's chair for 5. Here is a 4 star Review of a recent presentation he gave on the "Traverse Through Time" series at Summerhall in Edinburgh in August 2013. As an Actor he most recently appeared in the first two Series of "Lip Service "for BBC 3. Here is a short Flip Video where he talks about his Screenwriting Career with Alasdair Smith of Skillset Scotland. He has written two feature films: “The James Gang” (Revolution Films) starred John Hannah and Toni Collette, and “A Love Divided “ (Paralell Films) which achieved five Irish Film and TV Award Nominations. He has written three stage plays, and over 80 hours of Television. He created the series “ McCallum” for ITV , and adapted Ian Rankin’s “Rebus” for Clerkenwell Films , and has written for series as diverse as “Sam Saturday,” “Hamish Macbeth” , ” Monarch Of The Glen” and “River City.” He was the winner of the Writer’s Guild Award for Drama for his work on Taggart, for which he has written 17 Series. Stuart was a member of the Board of The Traverse in Edinburgh for 11 years, and it’s Chair from 2001-2005 , helping to support the creative team who nurtured the talent of writers such as David Grieg, Gregory Burke and David Harrower. He was a leading writer and Creative Story Consultant for BBC Scotland Drama “River City” from 2007-9. He has been a visiting lecturer in Creative Writing at the Universities of St.Andrews, Stirling and Glasgow.His main research interests are in the Practice based Research, Creative Writing in Adaptation, Team Writing for Television, and Cross- Programmatical Creative Synergies. Follow him on Twitter @stuart_hepburn

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