Kate Leys

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Script Editor, Producer, Writer

Kate Leys is a feature film script editor who works on film screenplays at all stages of development from first outline to pre-production.

As well as working with screenwriters and filmmakers – including recently John MacLean, Alice Lowe, Bart Layton, Paul Wright, Jesse Armstrong & Sam Bain, Deborah Haywood, Josh Appignanesi, Lucy Cohen, Nick Payne and others – she works with a wide range of producers, production companies and film financiers.

She has been head of development at several companies including Film4 where she was part of the small commissioning team responsible for films including TRAINSPOTTING, FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL, ORPHANS, EAST IS EAST and GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING.

She speaks regularly at film festivals and film schools and works with film development projects all over the world. She has worked in all sectors of the film industry including production, distribution, exhibition, festival programming, a sales agency and a literary agency; she has also been a TV presenter and producer, a location caterer and a cinema usherette.