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Rick Laxton

Rick Laxton is a Casting Director and Screenwriter, with over 15 years experience of working in the television industry. He has cast over 800 hours of TV content for major broadcasters, including BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Disney and Nickelodeon, and is a member of the Casting Director’s Guild.

In recent years, Rick has combined his casting work with writing for television. After cutting his teeth writing storylines for Coronation Street, Rick’s debut screenplay went into development within the BBC Comedy Department, which lead to ‘The Pact’, a comedy drama he co-wrote being broadcast on BBC2. Rick is now developing several new original series with BBC Studios and other independent production companies.

Rick is a guest tutor on the YAFTA Film & TV Production Diploma Course and Acting for Screen Diploma Course.

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