Huddersfield-born film producer Judy Goldberg is celebrating.

She was behind 50 Kisses, which was a project to celebrate new film talent.

And last night, she and many others involved in the film were at a special gala screening of the film to celebrate the fact it has earned a place in the Guinnness Book of Records for most co-writers on a feature film.

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50 Kisses beat the previous record-holder FOREVER AND A DAY, made in the States in 1943, which had seven directors/producers and 21 writers, including an uncredited Alfred Hitchcock.

50 Kisses was an initiative run by the London Screenwriters’ Festival, designed to connect emerging writing talent with emerging filmmaking talent.

Two years ago, writers were invited to submit two page scripts featuring at least one kiss and set on Valentine’s Day. Nearly 2,000 were submitted. The scripts were judged and the 50 best were released on the web with an

open invitation to filmmakers to produce them – 127 films were produced and submitted. From those films, the final feature film 50 Kisses was produced.

The film was screened at the BAFTA headquarters in London when all 51 writers were there.

Ms Goldberg, who was responsible for the Screenwriters Festival, is now based at Ealing Studios.

She said: “On a personal note, I could not be prouder of this amazing and unique accomplishment championing the next generation of British talent.

“Growing up on Scapegoat Hill, this 13 year old girl with stars in her eyes could only dream of moments like this; I’m so proud and grateful that I managed to bring so many along with me for the ride.”

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