James Mavor leads the post-graduate courses in screenwriting at Screen Academy Scotland, Edinburgh Napier University (one of only three Film Academies in the UK), and combines teaching with his work as a professional screenwriter.
His credits for television span 20 years across soaps, series and single dramas, including The Bill, Monarch of the Glen and Split Second, a TV movie starring Clive Owen and Helen McCrory. He has also written award-winning work in short film, theatre, radio and short fiction.
Since joining Screen Academy Scotland in 2007, James has been involved in a number of adaptations and collaborations with crime author Ian Rankin, including Reichenbach Falls (2007) and Doors Open(2012), a comedy thriller for ITV produced by and starring Stephen Fry.
Recent work includes script development with Edinburgh-based, Bafta-winning animation team Will Anderson and Ainslie Henderson on Dom, their debut feature documentary. James is also working with producer John McKay on Berwick Law, a low budget feature film in development with BFI/Scottish Film Talent Network, and on Chosen, a spooky TV series set in Estonia.