About Me

children's writer

~ Kate Henderson ~

After graduating with a BA in Film and Drama, I combined my love of film with my passion for art and gained a Masters in Design for Film.

Since then I have been lucky enough to work in the art departments of some amazing movies, working with Ridley Scott was a career highlight. A dream came true when I was hired to work at Jim Henson’s Creature shop, like Walt Disney, he continues to be a huge inspiration.

I started to write my own ideas for shows and secured an agent with the renowned Hollywood agency The Gotham Group. Since then I have had three original concepts for television series optioned by production companies and I have just been offered a fourth.

I have written storylines and scripts for BBC series, interactive children’s toys, stories, games and apps. There are some amazingly talented producers that I have had the pleasure of working with so far, including Robin Lyons (Superted, Hilltop Hospital, Igam Oggum), Joan Lofts (Peppa Pig, Lost and found) and Estelle Hughes (Thunderbirds are Go).

I enjoy all aspects of the creative process from visual and story development to character design and scriptwriting. I am often commissioned to create story concepts for projects, sometimes based on character designs, a synopsis or just a logline.

I continue to develop my own ideas as well as collaborate with others on developing their projects and helping them to succeed.  
 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

MA Design for Film and Television – Kingston University
BA Film and Drama/German – Reading University
BA Film and Drama/German – Freie Universitat Berlin

 


INDUSTRY ORGANISATIONS
 

WGGB Writers' Guild of Great Britain
ALCS Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society
 PRS The Performing Right Society

 

AWARDS

  • BBC Crossplatform Concept Competition for Children’s Media Conference 2010
  • GMG (Division of South West Screen) Screenwriter’s Competition 2009
  • GMG Ghost Writer Script Competition, November 2007
  • International Screenwriter’s Festival, July 2007 Winner of Script 2
  • Channel 4 PITCH UP, June 2007 Finalist with “The Magician’s Apprentice”