Jon Gilbert – Undergraduate Co-Course Leader
Jon is a screenwriter and script consultant with over fifteen years’ experience working in the U.K. and U.S. film industries. Starting out as a runner on ‘Have I Got News for You’ he went on to write and direct several short films before concentrating on his writing career. His feature film ‘The Zigzag Kid’ (Dir: Vincent Bal) — an adaptation of the novel by David Grossman, starring Isabella Rossellini — premiered at Toronto in 2012 before going on to win several awards at festivals worldwide.
Jon has collaborated with major directors including Joel Schumacher and Jaume Collet-Serra and currently has film and TV projects in development with various UK production companies, including Big Talk and Horizons. Jon worked for many years as a script reader for Universal Pictures, the Works, Industrial Scripts and the BFI, among others, and works extensively with new writers to help develop their projects.