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03,May
2016

UK Scriptwriters Podcast: Mustapha Kseibati

In this month’s podcast, we speak to Mustapha Kseibati about his up-and-coming career as a UK filmmaker. Mustapha’s done a few industry-funded short films and TV specials, and is making his way into the world of feature films. Worth a listen! In other news, we were nominated for Best Vlogger/Podcast at the recent UK Blow…... Read more
06,April
2016

Starting A Screenwriting Career

It’s a whole new world out there. The entire screenwriting/filmmaking landscape has changed from when I was starting out back in the early 00s. There are more and more people bustling for producers’ inboxes than ever before. Plus, the competition is improving; good style and efficiency is now the prerequisite screenwriting standard. If I was…... Read more
14,March
2016

Nelson Nutmeg In Cinemas!

Find out Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? at the cinema! We’re launching a mini-tour of the film around the UK, starting in Poole on Sunday 3rd April (naturally, the film was made entirely in Dorset after all), with more dates/venues to be confirmed. Here’s an all-new trailer to celebrate this exciting news! Here’s the best part:…... Read more
02,March
2016

UK Scriptwriters Podcast: LIVE!

Last Monday, we did a live podcast! This new internet thing is amazing, it might just take off. The podcast was a lot of fun. We interacted with live questions about screenwriting and getting ahead in the biz, all with only minor technical hiccups. If you missed the whole shebang, you can listen to it…... Read more
24,February
2016

A Writer’s Fitness Regime

If there’s one thing a writer needs to stay on top of more than industry insights or secret tips on screenwriting craft, it’s fitness. Or, more accurately: health. Sitting hunched over a computer in excess of eight hours a day isn’t doing anyone any favours. You got to get up and move around. You got…... Read more
03,February
2016

UK Scriptwriter’s Survival Handbook, Kindle version!

Tim Clague and I have written the UK Scriptwriter’s Survival Handbook, which has a load of practical tips on how you can get ahead in the world of scriptwriting (and the freelancing life in general). It’s all based on our experiences as writers/directors over the last 10 years. The book doesn’t tell you how to…... Read more
20,January
2016

Red Planet Prize: Tony Jordan interview!

The Red Planet Prize is the UK’s best TV opportunity for new writers (free to enter, get in there!). It’s run by Tony Jordan and his production company Red Planet Pictures. The deadline for the competition is this Friday so myself and Tim headed to Red Planet HQ for a special chat with Tony about…... Read more
19,January
2016

UK Scriptwriters Podcast: Mad Max

In the latest edition of the podcast, me and Tim chat to Brendan McCarthy, co-writer of Mad Max: Fury Road. He goes into detail about the project’s long development process, and the unique way the script was written. It’s our biggest and best podcast yet. GET IN THERE!   Vote for us in the UK…... Read more
12,January
2016

Red Planet Prize: Pace & Interest

The Red Planet Prize is now open for submissions (deadline Friday 22nd January 2016). The Prize is one of the best TV writing opportunities out there, and it’s free to enter. Here’s my 5th and final tip for submitting the first ten pages of your script to the competition (the 1st tip ‘Core Concept’ is…... Read more
04,January
2016

Red Planet Prize: Original Voice

The Red Planet Prize is now open for submissions (deadline Friday 22nd January 2016). The Prize is one of the best TV writing opportunities out there, and it’s free to enter. Here’s the 4th of my top 5 tips for submitting the first ten pages of your script to the competition (the 1st tip, ‘Core…... Read more
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