Line Langebek

Line Langebek

Position: Lecturer in Screenwriting
Email: langebekl@regents.ac.uk
Faculty: Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences

Professional Biography

Line Langebek is a Danish-born screenwriter who has been living in the UK since the late 90s. She has worked as a commissioned writer on shorts and features in the UK, US, France, Denmark and Norway, a freelance script consultant (for e.g. Matador Pictures - London and LA offices), as well as a translator and subtitler for TV. She has also contributed to magazines such as Broadcast, Scriptwriter UK, Sight & Sound and written short stories for Norwegian radio. Her produced credits include both numerous shorts, feature films (fiction and documentary) and drama for TV.  

Qualifications

  • MA in TV Scriptwriting - De Montfort University 2001-2004 (part time)
  • MA The Theory and Practice of Literary Translation - Middlesex University 2002-2003
  • BA (Hons) Scriptwriting for Film and TV - Bournemouth University 1998-2001

Relevant Past Employment

  • Lecturer in Screenwriting on BASW, MAWM and MASW courses at Bournemouth University's Media School 2009-2012
  • Visiting lecturer at Kingston Univesity and the London Film School, 2010 - current
  • Subtitler of film and TV for Day For Night, UK

PRODUCED

  • 2014 - FIELD STUDY, BFI Short Film Awards, produced by the BFI and Rooks Nest
  • 2013 - SINK OR SWIM, 1/2 hour original drama for TV. Channel 4 / Touchpaper TV.
  • 2012 - ANONYMOUS, short film. Inspiration Films.
  • 2010 - DUAM DRITE: WE WANT LIGHT, feature length documentary. TS Productions France.
  • 2008 - I'LL COME RUNNING, feature film. Produced by Parts and Labor, US.
  • 2008 - ECHOES. Short film (starring Joanne Frogatt). White Lantern Productions
  • 2007 - EVERGREEN, hour-long drama for TV. Produced by Asta Film and DFI
  • 2004 - CHEER UP, short, Magic Hour Films, DK

IN ACTIVE DEVELOPMENT

  • DEAR DARKNESS, feature in development with 65 Wilding Films, UK/Finnish co-production
  • GREENLAND CAPTIVE, 6-part TV series in development with Red Productions, UK
  • OBAYIFO, feature film in development with Wingbeat Pictures
  • MANSFIELD, 3-parter for TV in development with Kudos

Professional Affiliation(s)/Accreditation

  • Writers' Guild of Great Britain (WGGB)
  • Authors' Collecting and Licencing Society (ALCS)
  • English PEN

Teaching & Course Development

  • Year 3 leader for the BASW course at Bournemouth University (2011- 2012)
  • Year 2 leader for the BASW course at Bournemouth University (2009- 2011)
  • Development of the Script Reading and Editing unit on the BASW and MASW courses at Bournemouth University

Research Interests

Political films, politics in film and TV, using improvisation in writing.

Publications

  • Langebek, Line (2011), 'Screenwriting Conference Copenhagen 2010, review: A heady mix of theory and practice - as observed by a new researcher', Journal of Screenwriting 2:2, pp.287-290.
  • Langebek, Line (2005), 'Close But No Cigar' (Rough Cut column), Broadcast Magazine 27 May 2005.
  • Langebek, Line (2003), 'The Arena as Character', ScriptWriter Magazine, November 2003

Other Outputs

  • A member of the WGGB Film Committee, chaired by Olivia Hetreed (since 2007). Co-chair of the Film Committee together with Andrea Gibb, since May 2013.
  • Helped develop 'Writing Film: A Good Guide' - a publication by WGGB that launched at the Cheltenham Screenwriters Festival in 2009.
  • Freelance script consultant for Matador Pictures and others.

Conference Papers Given

  • International Screenwriting Research Conference - Madison, US, September 2013: "Cassavetes' Screenwriting Pratice - Improvising the Emotions" - panel presentation with Spencer Parsons, Northwestern University Il USA.
  • International Screenwriting Research Conference - Brussels September 2011: "London, Texas - Screenwriting Across Borders" - panel presentation with Spencer Parsons, Northwestern University Il USA.
  • International Screenwriting Research Conference - Copenhagen September 2010: "Battling the Politics of the Story".

Last updated: 08 December 2017