WFT Writers Room – The Process of Script Editing with Gaia Meucci-Astley

By 14 December 2023News & Events

You have a project in development, but now what? In our next WFT writers’ room, we talk with Script editor Gaia Meucci-Astley about working with writers in getting their scripts to the best version possible. 

Utilising her unique background as a film programmer, Gaia will share her tips and tricks in working with your story and characters, to unlock the magic of storytelling!

Date: 10th January, 2024

Time: 18:30 – 19:15 Webinar / 19:15 – 19:30 Members Only Writers Discussion

Platform: Zoom

You can register your place for the Writer’s Room here. 

This Webinar is supported by Screen Ireland Stakeholder Fund.

The Webinar at 18:30 will be followed by a Members Zoom Chat at 19:15. 

WFT Members, register under your membership name and add the word “member” to your Zoom title as you listen in. Once the webinar is finished, you’ll be invited into the Zoom room to join in the conversation. 


About Gaia Meucci-Astley

Italian born and Bristol based, Gaia is a freelance script consultant and assessor for new talent schemes. She works for talent development organisations and institutions and she offers 1:1 mentoring sessions with writers developing their short film or feature scripts, with a particular focus on new and emerging talent. Her regular collaborations include the BFI Network, the Torino Film Lab, LIM (Less is More), Ffilm Cymru Wales, Cinéma Du Demain at Cannes Film FestivaI, Shore Scripts and Berlin-based Serial Eyes. She has an international background in film programming and film festivals with over 10 years of experience championing and supporting up-and-coming talent in the UK and abroad. Her previous roles include being the Short Film Programmer for the Encounters Festival in Bristol and the Edinburgh International Film Festival as well as working with renowned organisations such as the Clermont Ferrand Short Film Festival, the Forum des Images in Paris and the BFI London Film Festival. She is a member of Women in Film and TV UK, an alumna of the John Yorke Story for Script Development script editing course and a Development Angel for LiM (Less is More). Gaia is genuinely passionate about developing stories, and is particularly experienced in working with new and emerging writers on their short films or 1st feature scripts.