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Laura Russell

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  • Film
  • Theatre
  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Screenwriting
  • Creative
  • Features
  • Proofreading
  • Coordination
  • Production Assistant
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Work history


Temp Receptionist

Bucks and Berks Recruitment

Jul 2012
  • • Maintaining familiarity with and upholding the individual policies of the 13 companies I temped at. • Handling enquiries from staff and external companies - in person, over the phone and via email. • Booking and managing meeting rooms, couriers, hotels, taxis, equipment, catering, etc. • Signing in visitors, handling incoming and outgoing post, and managing the switchboard.


Volunteer Team Leader

ICS Y Care International

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014
  • • Leading a group of 10 young people in charitable activities aimed towards community development overseas. • Nurturing the volunteers' skills and aiding their personal development. • Fundraising for ICS pre-placement: I exceeded my £800 target and raised over £1780. • Working to deadlines to ensure all weekly planning, activity reports, and incident report forms were completed. • Being aware of and ensuring the volunteers upheld the code of conduct.


Stage Manager ’metamorphosis

Resuscitate Theatre

May 2013 - Jul 2013
  • • Creating and distributing a rehearsal schedule based on the availability of cast and production team. • Liaising between departments - schedule changes, budget and progress updates, etc. • Taking minutes at production meetings, making rehearsal notes, and distributing copies to the team. • Facilitating smooth rehearsals - general assistant to director.and support to cast


Script Development Intern

Mar 2013 - May 2013
  • • Writing thorough development notes for submitted scripts, discussing concept, structure, character, dialogue and commercial appeal. Proof-reading for spelling and formatting. • Writing studio coverage for submitted scripts, including a one page summary and comment on the merits, problems, and potential of the script. • Grading screenplays and short novels for a script competition.



Drama and Theatre Studies

Royal Holloway University Of London

Aug 2007 - Jun 2010
  • Grade: 2:1 Courses: Film Noir and Expressionism Playwriting Radio Playmaking Advanced Theatre Practice Devising Theatre



White Lantern Films' Screenwriting Competition - winner