Ruth Atkinson is a script consultant and story editor who has worked in the film and television business for 20 years. Films Ruth has consulted on have won awards at festivals and been distributed around the world. These include My Awkward Sexual Adventure screened at the Toronto International Film Festival and named one of Canada’s Top Ten best films, acclaimed short film ‘Lil Tokyo Reporter, and The Perfect Family starring Kathleen Turner which was the closing Gala Film at Outfest 2011, released theatrically and aired on Lifetime.
Other credits include Genie nominated Who Loves the Sun, celebrated indie The People I’ve Slept With and the New Zealand hit Predicament. Ruth is also a story analyst for the Sundance Institute’s Screenwriters and Directors Lab and a screenwriting instructor / mentor for Film Independent’s signature diversity program Project.
Ruth has taught a webinar for the Writers Store and led workshops at the Great American Pitchfest and Atlantic Canada.