Georgia Fotou

Activity: Screenwriter, Freelance Copywriter, Online content creator, children’s stories writer
Nationality: Greek
Lives in: Athens, Greece
Writing languages: Greek, English
Genres: Comedy, Dramedy, Dark comedy, Family Drama, Historical Action Drama

Contact:

gfotou@yahoo.com, gwgwfwtou@gmail.com
+306977270273

I worked in advertising for 10 years before trying my hand at stories longer than 30 seconds. When my short-film, Moments of Wisdom, won a national contest, I decided to study screenwriting while working as a copywriter and assistant creative director in the trailer Department of ANT1 TV. I then co-wrote “Paris and Helen”, an original 12-episode police comedy for ANT1tv, and contributed as a staff writer in six remakes of international family series for the major Greek TV networks.

I am currently developing a dramedy about motherhood and a historical drama about Agia Sofia. Together with my seven-year-old son, I make up stories about our cat every night before he goes to bed.

2008 / Moments of Wisdom/ writer Short film– 1st prize in a national short film contest/ produced by t-short

2008 / Paris & Eleni / co-writer Greek original comedy series / produced by Studio ATA for ANT1tv

2010 / Los Roldan / staff writer Remake of an Argentinian comedy drama / produced by Studio ATA, for ANT1tv

2014/ Graduados / staff writer Remake of an Argentinian telenovela / produced by ANTS for ANT1tv

2015 / Your family or mine / writer Family comedy /drama. Original scripts based on an Israeli concept / produced by Plus productions for ALPHAtv

2016 /Nuevo rico Nuevo pobre / story arcs, story editor Remake of a Colombian telenovela / produced by Plus Productions for ALPHAtv

2017 / Escenas de Matrimonio / staff writer Remake of a Spanish mini comedy sketches series / produced by Plus Productions for ALPHAtv

2018 / Chiringuito de Pepe / script editor Remake of a Spanish comedy series / produced by Kapa Studios for ALHPA tv

2019 / Mamagers / writer Greek original family comedy series / in development by Tanweer productions

2020 / The flutist Agia Sofia / co-writer Historical / Action Drama in 8X50′ episodes / in development

1997 / Degree in Media Studies (Major in Advertising) / Panteion University of Athens

2004 / Creative Writing / by Greek author Alexandros Derpoulis

2010 / Theatrical Improvisation / Theatre of Changes, Athens, Greece

2011 – 2013 / Screenwriting / Deree, the American College of Greece

2012 / Improvisation Comedy / Kinitiras Studio

1998 – 2006 / Senior Copywriter, Assistant Creative Director / Advertising agencies (Saatchi&Saatchi, BBDO group, J.Walter Thompson, Cream)

2008 / Copywriter in Trailer Department /ANT1 tv network, Athens

2019 / “Create your myth” seminars, a series of creative writing courses on building a compelling story for theatre, cinema, tv / Athens