Director donates screenwriting book proceeds to ChildLine

AN Edinburgh-based film director has not only volunteered to become a counsellor with the ChildLine telephone helpline for young people, he has also agreed to donate the fees raised through sales of an e-book he has compiled on how to write film scripts.

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) has just added Edinburgh to its Glasgow and Aberdeen ChildLine volunteer offices.

And one of the first recruits at the new facility is Adrian Mead, director of Night People, which, three years ago, was chosen as the favourite of audiences as part of that year’s BAFTA Scotland awards.

The Edinburgh opening coincides with a new, NSPCC fund-raising campaign, Child’s Voice.

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