Beryl Richards at the BAFTA Children’s Awards 2016 with the cast of Secret Life of Boys
Words by Jyoti Mann
Beryl Richards, who graduated from MA Screenwriting in 2000, recently won ITV Studio’s Achievement of The Year for her work celebrating female directors.
Since leaving LCC Beryl has written feature film scripts, lead directed and executive produced for European Broadcasting. This involved working on ten short films a year with their writers and directors to produce a series for 6–12 year olds. She is also Chair of the Board of Directors UK, made up of working directors, who campaign for better working practices.
Speaking about her academic study at LCC, Beryl said: “The MA led me to have much greater involvement in the writing process for series I would then go on and direct, alongside creating my own scripts”.