It all started with my old blog back in 2005 as I shared my experiences as an industry script reader and emerging writer. This new site will now be the focus for ongoing news, features, opportunities and personal anecdotes/insights.
I’ve been a screenwriter/consultant for over ten years. My television writing credits include EastEnders, Doctors and high-profile children’s shows such as Octonauts, Fleabag Monkeyface, Roy, and the new Thunderbirds for CiTV. I also write/direct short films, most notably my supernatural thriller, Origin, which won Best Horror at the London Independent Film Festival 2012.
As part of my ongoing passion with the world of screenwriting, I created and co-host the UK Scriptwriters Podcast (with Tim Clague). In 2007, I helped set up the Red Planet Prize, a scheme to discover new writers, with writer/producer Tony Jordan.
If you want to learn more about me, my work or if you’re looking for help to get started as a screenwriter then you’ve come to the right place. My script reading details are here, and some handy free downloads about screenwriting/script reading can be found here but check out the blog for all the latest updates.
Tim and I discuss the recent ‘new talent-gate’ issue (Tim acts as Devil’s Advocate in favour of the original gripe), but the discussion helps to highlight just how proactive you need to be at every stage of your career. With that in mind, we announce our exciting new joint project we’re making this year: Who […]
On Twitter, I got asked this: @ScriptwritingUK is it right for a professional to participate in a screenwriting event created for amateurs? — Steve N. Evans (@snegags) February 20, 2014 At first, I didn’t know what he was talking about but I soon discovered it was in reply to the news that I had made […]
In exciting news, I just made the top 5% cut of BBC writersroom‘s latest script submissions (Feb 2014) out of 2900 scripts! Not sure what this means exactly, apart from the kudos of selection, but it prompted me to think of this post from the old blog (below) about writing trial episodes and/or taking part […]
I’ve been attending acting classes at Dorset School of Acting for the last few months, mainly to learn more about the process (when I direct professional actors again) but also to push myself out of my comfort zone and to give it a whirl (inspired by James Moran who did it a few years […]
It’s an all-new UK Scriptwriters podcast, the first of 2014. I discuss what it’s like reading and assessing the entries for the Red Planet Prize, along with a few observations on this year’s submissions. Then we get into a chat about what it’s like writing for children’s TV, how you do it and go about […]