Emmeline are on a mission. We want to leave the world a better place than we found it. We are a female-led production company developing stories that illuminate some of the toughest struggles that people can go through.
But we’re not about recrimination. Instead, we want to highlight the changes we’d like to see, in ways that are sustainable, entertaining, and thought-provoking.
Some of the subject matter of our stories might be tough, however, we know that they need to be told, and that the people who find themselves in similar situations need their voices to be heard.
So what do we mean when we say sustainable? We endeavour to run our company as eco-friendly as possible and hope it will be the first of many to actually help the situations we highlight. Because although our TV shows and films are fictional, there is always an element of truth behind every writer’s story.
Emmeline is a production company created by Louise Osbourne & Carmen Capuano.
Louise Osbourne was born in Dublin, Ireland. She spent ten years in America, mainly in San Francisco and Los Angeles, where she worked on a number of major feature films both in front of, and behind the camera. During this time, Louise worked on movies with Robin Williams, Eddie Murphy, Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Matthew McConaughey and John Cusack to name but a few.
She was Catherine Zeta-Jones’ personal assistant for two years and also director’s assistant to Steve Carr, who directed Dr Dolittle 2 during her tenure. This period of Louise’s career left her with a burning desire to create dramatic stories for actors to work their craft.
She met her husband in LA in 2002, then soon after moved back to her hometown of Dublin where she continued working on films & TV, and trained in screen acting under the guidance of Irish director Vinny Murphy.
Louise began her writing career in Dublin when she wrote and produced a teaser for her TV show, BlueBelles, a collaborative project with one of RTE’s go-to writers, Ferdia Mcanna. In 2011, Louise and her family moved to Birmingham where she currently lives. She set up her acting school, Acting For Screen that has been going from strength to strength for the past nine years, and has seen some great success stories. George Robinson who stars in the hit Netflix show Sex Education credits Louise’s coaching in helping to launch his career. Martyn Ford, recently in Fast and Furious 9, is another Acting For Screen alumni.
Her short play Just One Mistake has been selected as one of the finalists in ‘Enter Stage Write’, which will be performed and judged on March 11th 2020 at the Hippodrome Theatre, in Birmingham.
Carmen Capuano was born into poverty in Glasgow, Scotland, and moved to England at the age of eighteen. A full and varied working life saw her relocate from London to Birmingham, and finally to the Worcestershire town of Bromsgrove, where she still resides with her children and foster dog.
A huge advocate for animal welfare her entire life, she’s striven to help as many rescued animals as she can, and can often be seen wandering around collecting injured pigeons, hedgehogs or any other injured animal that needs to be taken to her home and cared for. Critically acclaimed for her writing, Carmen has brought her unique style of intricate character exposition, blended with moving and intricate plots, to her screenplays. Currently, she has a BFI Network supported film in development and a variety of other film and TV projects in pre-production with key industry figures.
Carmen's book reviews include:
- '5 Stars - Brilliant and brutal!' '5 Stars - … began and finished in one night. Incredibly hooking story and very well written.'
- 'WOW! Had to sit and read the last few chapters in one go, so gripping, such a different story from the usual, well done.' '...couldn't put it down until I'd finished it!'
Nick James is a songwriter and artist and has been writing music since his late teens. Nick has published works that are used globally for radio, television, film and advertising. Nick has had critical success as an artist and performer 'Ragman Jones' and has been nominated to become a member of the Grammy Association by songwriter and bass player, of KC & The Sunshine band, Rick Finch.
Nick joined Emmeline recently after working on the music for the short film Leap and is currently working with us to create the music for a couple of upcoming projects and is now on board as our musical director.
Emmeline began when Carmen and Louise met through the writers’ group, Script Sirens. They clicked straight away and decided to set up a production company together. Whilst they are constantly busy with Emmeline projects, they remain members of the Script Sirens and are excited to be involved in the group’s projects.