Paul Fitzsimons is a development producer, writer and script consultant. Until July 2020, he was Development Executive for film production company Danú Media, developing feature film and TV drama projects. The feature film ‘The Gift’ (OC Productions, 15A), which Paul wrote and produced, was released in Irish cinemas in April 2017 ad is now on Amazon Prime. Paul also worked as a story-writer on the Irish TV Drama ‘Fair City’. After running a script-consultant practice, helping over one hundred writers with development of scripts, pitches, synopses and treatments, Paul developed training materials, enveloping all aspects of screenwriting, which he delivered to classes at the Big Smoke Writing Factory and Dún Laoghaire Further Education Institute and to individual writers on a one-to-one basis. Many of Paul’s clients have gone on to enjoy successful writing careers. Paul subsequently expanded the material and modelled it into an eight-module training course. He established online writing course screenwritingfromyoursofa.com, allowing writers to use the material at a time and cost basis that suits them.