“Gemma has been fantastic, the notes that she has provided have gone a long way to helping the project and were always very detailed while remaining clear and easy to understand. She really got the humour and voice of the show very quickly and has worked amazingly with our head writer in improving on the scripts without grating against the original vision of the show. We’re extremely happy that we selected her to be script editor. I’d definitely recommend her for other projects.” – Spaceboy Productions
“I feel like I’m getting to work with Gemma just before she becomes too successful to have time for script consultations! As well as being extremely efficient and well-prepared, she is intelligent, insightful and fun to work with. Her help has been invaluable!” – Laurie, writer
“Gemma gave invaluable, thorough, and easy to understand feedback on both my script and pitch document. I did not expect her notes to come back so quickly and to be as detailed as they were. It’s amazing how many small details can make such a big difference. Her industry knowledge shone through, and our future drafts will no doubt be incomparably better!” – Adam, writer
I absolutely love helping writers improve their scripts. Running workshops in sketch comedy writing for the last five years has given me a supportive, enthusiastic style which appeals to people who are just starting out. If I am the first person in the world to read your script, then a) I’m very honoured, and b) I promise I will give you fair, realistic and constructive notes. I will be honest, but also encouraging.
I offer two standard services; a full written script report or a one-to-one online meeting. But also I try to build the service around what you need. So drop me a line (see below) to let me know what you’re looking for and to discuss fees.
Gemma’s most recent work includes the Emmy nominated Tracey Ullman’s Show (BBC), Tracey Breaks the News (BBC) Riot Girls (Channel 4) Newsjack (BBC Radio 4 Extra) The Now Show (BBC Radio 4), The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4), Dave Gorman’s Modern Life is Goodish (Dave), Class Dismissed (CBBC) and Bravest Warriors (Cartoon Hangover). She has script edited Newsjack and her “What were you wearing?” sketch for Tracey Ullman was featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, Mirror, Metro and more, with over 35 million views on Facebook and was BBC Comedy’s highest rated video of 2017.
She has taught at Drama Centre London, Guildford School of Acting and BBC Writersroom.
“A cut above all other Fringe sketch comics.” -Broadway Baby
“Featuring somewhere in the region of 50 exquisitely drawn characters, Defender of Earth is an impressive calling card for Gemma Arrowsmith’s acting prowess.” -Chortle
“The greatest female comedy actor of the 21st century, says Vic Reeves.” -Vic Reeves
“Gemma is brilliaaaaaant!” -Paul Whitehouse