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The Working Writer

If you live in Bournemouth/Poole (or fancy a day out by the coast), I’m hosting a new screenwriting course called The Working Writer at the Lighthouse Poole on Sunday 23rd February 2014. The course details my tips & insights on how ‘the system’ works and how you can make it work for you, from getting…... Read more

Red Planet Prize: Q&A Jonathan Neil

As this year’s Red Planet Prize gets into gear, I thought it would be nice to have a quick chinwag with last year’s winner Jonathan Neil. Jonathan won with his script, Darby & Joan, a terrific spy drama set in the 50s. Jonathan was also a Broadcast Hot Shot of 2013. Y’see, the industry’s good…... Read more

UK Scriptwriters Podcast: Red Planet Prize

In this month’s UK Scriptwriters Podcast, we talk about the latest news and opportunities, mainly the launch of the Red Planet Prize, and BBC’s writersroom are also open for submissions. We have a chat about the new BFI Player and the pros and cons of video-on-demand, and Tim recalls his experience at the recent London…... Read more

Red Planet Prize 2013/14: FAQ

Or, RPP FAQ, FYI! The Red Planet Prize is back for 2013/2014. It’s a terrific writing scheme that finds and nurtures new TV writing talent. I’m thrilled to be a part of the competition, ever since its inception in 2007. Check out Red Planet’s website for submission details (going live on Mon 11th Nov), and…... Read more

Writing For Kids’ TV

This is a post from my old blog, from July 2012, but felt like a good one to put front and centre here, especially as I write more and more in the kids/family genre (and luckily on some high-profile fare). Look out for some great insights from some of the top writers in the biz…... Read more

New site launch!

If you subscribe to the blog (thank you!) then you might have noticed that the latest updates have been coming to you via the shiny new website. This has been me testing the waters, slowly building the site prior to launch. Well, I think it’s about ready, so it’s officially been launched into the world…... Read more
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