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25,August
2016

Red Planet Prize 2016 Winner!

PERCENTAGES by Tom Nash. A dark and compelling drama, Percentages delves into the pulsating world of professional football, telling the story of both the lives of the young sports stars and their ruthless, business-minded agents. Huge congratulations to Tom! Read more about Tom and his winning script here. It’s been another exciting year for the…... 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
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
24,December
2015

Red Planet Prize: Set Up Vs Story

The deadline for the next Red Planet Prize is 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 3rd of my top 5 tips for submitting the first ten pages of your script to the competition (the 1st tip, ‘Core Concept’,…... Read more
16,December
2015

Red Planet Prize: The Opening Scenes

The deadline for the next Red Planet Prize is 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 2nd of my top 5 tips for submitting the first ten pages of your script to the competition (the 1st tip, ‘Core Concept’,…... Read more
09,December
2015

Red Planet Prize: Top 5 Tips

The deadline for the next Red Planet Prize is Friday 22nd January 2016. The Prize is one of the best TV writing opportunities out there, and it’s free to enter. I’ve been involved with the competition since its inception in 2007 as a reader/judge, so here’s the first of my top 5 tips on what…... Read more
23,November
2015

Red Planet Prize 2016

The Red Planet Prize started in 2007 initially as an annual TV writing scheme. Over the last few years, it’s become more of a biannual event. This is due to its growing epic scale and the scheme’s commitment to ongoing mentoring/development with its selected writers. It’s yielded a lot of success: Robert Thorogood’s Death In…... Read more
06,November
2014

Red Planet Prize 2014: WINNERS!

In amongst my excitement of filming Nelson Nutmeg, I was also lucky to be part of the Red Planet Prize jury process (for those unaware, I helped set up this great scheme back in 2007). Since its inception, the competition has expanded to include Kudos Film & TV as they, along with Tony Jordan’s Red…... Read more
15,November
2013

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
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