Sarah Olley - Script Editor / Development Producer / Writer

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WHY SHOULD YOU LISTEN TO HER...?  Because as a script consultant she's read and analysed over a thousand scripts, from world class writers to emerging newbies.

Warner Bros., BBC Films, UKFC, Screen West Midlands and The Script Factory.


Sarah is a creative developer and script consultant for film and TV. With Eye Film and Television she developed, script edited and storylined two series of children’s drama THE SECRET OF EEL ISLAND for Five - described by The Observer as ‘Superlative children’s drama’. She also provided on set script supervision for both series working alongside the head writer/director throughout.

Sarah went on to work as Drama Development Producer for the company, developing a small slate of projects including MOON DAISY a feature adaptation of Martin Kirby’s atmospheric novel. She recently developed, co-wrote and produced their interactive, black comedy series TEMPTING FATES which launches this November 1st.

Sarah was one of the first in the country to complete the NFTS / Script Factory Diploma in Film Script Development and went on to co-found and host monthly, developers’ networking and discussion group, The Development Pool.

She currently provides feature slate development for a number of companies including True Edge Pictures (US) and Pliniana Pictures; working with director Shona Auerbach (DEAR FRANKIE).  Sarah is a core script consultant for Warner Brothers UK and assessor for Screen West Midlands, working one to one with writers through their development fund. With her consultancy business, Script Surgery, she provides development services to companies and writers worldwide, as well as assessing and mentoring for schemes such as Digital Shorts, and CSWF Script Market.