Speaker Clelia Mountford - Scripted 2017

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November 7-8, 2017

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Speaker Clelia Mountford

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Clelia Mountford



Clelia is developing scripts with a host of international talent including Aisling Bea, Sarah Kendall and David Cross. She is currently Executive Producing Motherland for BBC 2 by Graham and Helen Linehan, Sharon Horgan and Holly Walsh. She recently produced Morgana Robinson’s Summer Short by Sharon Horgan for Sky Arts and David Cross’s Bliss (Sky 1), starring Stephen Mangan and Heather Graham.

Clelia produced The Circuit (Channel 4) by Sharon Horgan and Dennis Kelly, starring Adeel Akhtar and Eva Birthistle. She also executive produced the pilot of Motherland (BBC 2/Merman/Delightful) starring Anna Maxwell Martin, Lucy Punch and Diane Morgan. And in 2015, Clelia produced the third series of Todd Margaret for IFC, starring David Cross, Will Arnett, Jack McBrayer and Sharon Horgan.

Prior to Merman, Clelia produced the post-apocalyptic comedy Cockroaches starring Jack Whitehall and Daniel Lawrence Taylor (ITV2). She devised and produced two series of the comedy drama adaptation of Mikhail Bulgakov’s A Young Doctor's Notebook (Sky Arts) starring Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe. The show received huge critical acclaim and won record-breaking audiences for Sky Arts. Series 1 won the Broadcast Award for Best Multi-Channel Programme.

She produced the Broadcast Award nominated comedy drama series Mr Sloane by Robert B. Weide (director and EP of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’) starring Nick Frost and Olivia Colman for Sky Atlantic. And two ‘Little Crackers’ for Sky One: Caroline Quentin’s Nutcracker and Sharon Horgan’s The Week Before Christmas, which won the Outstanding Achievement Jury Prize for Best TV Short in the International 3D Awards and was selected for the Los Angeles Comedy Festival.

As Head of Comedy at RDF, she executive produced two series of The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret for IFC and Channel 4. The series starred David Cross, Will Arnett, Spike Jonze, Sharon Horgan, Blake Harrison and Jon Hamm.

Clelia was Head of Radio and TV Script Associate at TalkbackThames for 8 years, starting there as assistant to Griff Rhys Jones. She began her career in theatre and radio, producing over 50 radio comedies and dramas for BBC Radio 4, 3 and 2 and assistant produced numerous no 1 theatre tours and West End shows.

Speaking at: Comedy Spotlight: Bliss

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