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Skins - the writers

Daniel Lovett

Writer- ‘Rich'

Daniel Lovett was first introduced to Skins by winning the E4 ‘Skins Needs You' competition for young writers and consequently writing the short film 'Brink'. He joined the Skins Writers group as a young contributor at the beginning of series four, writing two of the ‘Unseen Skins' shorts for the series before going on to write 'Alo' for series five.

Jack Lothian

Writer - ‘Alex'

Jack Lothian is a film and television writer. His television credits range from Ashes to Ashes, Doc Martin and Outcasts to the new E4 drama ‘Beaver Falls' and ‘Teachers', which gained him nominations for Best Writer at the BAFTAs and Best Young Writer at the Broadcast Awards.

He is currently the lead writer on Sky1 HD's upcoming drama ‘Sinbad'. This is his first year on Skins. Jack was nominated for a Best Newcomer BAFTA for his first feature film, Late Night Shopping, which won the CICAE Prize at the Berlin Film Festival.

Jess Brittain

Writer - ‘Mini' & ‘Mini & Franky'

Jess has Skins blood running through her veins as her father Bryan Elsley and brother Jamie Brittain are both creators of Skins. Jess joined the Skins writers' room this year. Before this she wrote the Skins tie-in novel 'Skins: Summer Holiday'.

Sean Buckley

Writer - ‘Franky'

Born in London, Sean studied drama at Ecole Jaques Lecoq in Paris. Sean's first play, ‘Matches for Monkeys' was joint winner of the Verity Bargate Award and other plays include 'Stone Baby' for Radio 3's The Wire and 'Between Dog and Wolf' for ‘Paines Plough'.

Sean was 2007 Pearson Writer-in-Residence with The Royal Shakespeare Company. His first screenplay was the one-off drama ‘Foreign John' for Channel 4's Coming Up strand. This is his third year writing for Skins after previously writing ‘Freddie' for series four and 'Franky' plus the series finale 'Everyone' for series five.

Geoff Bussetil

Writer - ‘Nick'

Geoff Bussetil joined the Skins Writers Group last year writing 'Nick' for series five. Last year he wrote Half Term, a short film for Channel 4's Coming Up strand. Before writing full-time Geoff worked in script development for the BBC and various independent production companies. He has also written features for Peapie and Working Title films that are currently in development.

Laura Hunter

Writer - ‘Alo'

Laura Hunter joined the Skins Writers group in 2010 as a junior writer/contributor, after sending in an original spec script to the show. During series five she wrote many of the online blogs and profiles for the series. Since then she has gone on to write ‘Alo' for series 6, as well as co-writing episode 1 of the online platforms for this series.

Georgia Lester

Writer- ‘Everyone' (Finale)

Georgia Lester joined the Skins Writers Group in series two. She co-wrote 'Pandora' for series three, 'Katie' for series four and 'Mini' for series five. She has also written an Unseen Skins online special for series two. She has also worked on the writing team for Channel 4's 'Hollyoaks'.

Georgia was part of Hampstead Theatre's Youth Theatre and has been involved in various new writing initiatives there, including Daring Pairings New Writing Festival. She has also recently completed the Royal Court Young Writers Programme.