Christian Routh | Freelance

In recent years Christian has been involved in the design and execution of various audiovisual training workshops. He is Head of Studies of SCRIPTEAST, a European Union MEDIA supported program based in Poland, serving central European filmmakers. Up until very recently he held the same position at FOUR CORNERS, also a MEDIA project for initial training involving film schools based in Spain, Bulgaria, Greece, and England. Prior to these, he was Head of Studies at the CO-PILOT development workshops in Barcelona, Spain, where courses were held in feature films and mobile content. Between 2002 and 2005 he was head of studies at the PILOTS TV drama workshops, in Sitges, Spain.

He also acts as a consultant, lecturer, screenwriter, and script editor, for various European  production companies, state agencies, and directors, including the Binger Film Lab in Amsterdam, where he has been teaching regularly for over twelve years. With the late Dagmar Benke, Christian is the co-author of a book called SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT, published by UVK, Germany.

Before moving to the delights of Spain from his native London in 2000, he was Head of Selection at the European Script Fund, and EMDA, from its inception in 1989, until 1998. Whilst there he helped support hundreds of European films and companies, including TOTO LE HERO, ORLANDO, BREAKING THE WAVES, and ELIZABETH. Prior to that he had been a film buyer and development executive with Thorn-EMI, Cannon, and Red Rooster Films.