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Christian Routh

Country: United Kingdom

Christian is a storyanalyst and film consultant based in Catalonia, Spain. From there he works for various filmmakers, state institutions, and training programs.

For the past 15 years he has been co-head of studies of the Creative Europe supported development scheme SCRIPTEAST, based in Poland, serving Central and Eastern European filmmakers. Fifty feature films have been produced during his time there.

During 2022 he has been tutoring at screenwriting workshops in USA, Mexico, Netherlands, Slovenia, Greece, England, Ireland, and Spain, either online or in person. In 2019 he co-led an M.A. in screenwriting at Pinewood Film Studios in the UK. He has also been working regularly with national funding agencies in Eastern Europe, with events in the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Macedonia, Georgia, Romania, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. For 15 years he was a tutor at the Binger Film Lab in Amsterdam, and in 2012, he initiated the first HEZAYAH screenwriting workshops for the Doha Film Institute, which he ran for 5 years.

From its inception in 2008 until 2012 he was head of studies of a European film school initiative called FOUR CORNERS. Before that that he held the same post at the PILOTS TV workshops in Sitges, Spain. In 2006, Christian was the co-author of a book called Script Development.

Before moving to Spain in 2000 from his native London, he was head of selection at the MEDIA Programme’s European Script Fund and EMDA, from 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 UK, and Red Rooster Films.

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