Donia Youssef is a highly regarded professional in the entertainment industry, with over a decade of experience in the field. This year, she is serving as a judge for the Page Turners Award for the third year in a row.
Donia's expertise in the industry has earned her a reputation for collaborating effectively with directors, film producers, script doctors, and writers to bring their projects to life.
In her role as a judge, she evaluates screenplays based on story, characters, and format, seeking scripts that can engage the reader from the first page and bring the story to life in their imagination.
Aside from her work in film and television, Donia has also established herself as a successful entrepreneur with Wonder Talent Agency Ltd. and Monster Publishing and Productions, a publishing house dedicated to creating powerful stories of overcoming adversity.
The proceeds from her book series support charitable causes, reflecting Donia's commitment to positively impacting the world. Donia is a true professional and visionary in the entertainment industry.
Donia is judging the Screenplay Award and says...
In a screenplay I am looking for 1. Story, 2. Characters, 3. Format. I really want to see the first 10 pages hook me into the story, so I can see the movie in my mind’s eye as I read the script. At the end of the day it’s down to what you like and if you’d go and see the film. If you can’t imagine the film then it’s probably not a good script.
Donia is also judging the Writing Award for Children's Books and says...
I will be looking for great children's stories containing strong messages to inspire, uplift, motivate and delight them.
Her passion for storytelling and bringing people's dreams to reality, combined with her dedication to making a difference, make her a role model for those working in this field. Also, my website has been updated now, which is: www.monsterseries.co.uk