TV bosses are on the hunt for new home grown writing talent with the sixth annual Screenwriting Goldmine Awards.
Founded by writer and former BBC Script Editor Phil Gladwin, the Screenwriting Goldmine Awards is one of the UK’s most prestigious screenwriting contests with judges from the BBC, Channel 4, HBO Europe and ITV on the panel.
They are joined by development executives and producers from some of the country’s most successful independent production companies such as Tiger Aspect (Peaky Blinders, Ripper Street), World Productions (Line of Duty), Left Bank Pictures (The Crown) and Kudos (Humans).
‘Some of the biggest TV companies in the world are taking part. Each of our judges is guaranteed to read every single one of the short-listed scripts and those writers will get to meet them. This is the real magic of the contest. It sweeps away years of knocking on doors by directly connecting writers to the power brokers,’ says Phil Gladwin.
James Walker, winner of the 2017 contest says: “Winning Screenwriting Goldmine has been a real door opener. I’ve had two offers of representation from agents and have been invited to meetings with various production meetings.”
2017 finalist Dingan Mkhize, says: “I can’t tell you how important the competition has been to me. The judges gave me contacts and advice and I am now writing a drama about a Nigerian crime family for a production company. The competition has solidified my dream of becoming a screenwriter and filled me with confidence.”
What the industry heads are saying
“The Screenwriting Goldmine Awards go from strength to strength. It offers writers a unique opportunity to have their work read by a wide cross section of the TV and film industry. Having judged it two years running, I am looking forward to coming back again as the diversity of work submitted is a pleasure to read,” Julie Gardner, MBE.
“The contest consistently delivers professional standard writers and finalists who subsequently find agents and work,” Steve Matthews, Executive Producer Drama Development, HBO Europe.
** The competition deadline is midnight Thursday Dec 14th. Entry fees start at £34.99 for early entry with £49.99 for emergency entry.
Info at: http://awards.screenwritinggoldmine.com
Adrian Banyard, Development Producer, STV
Nick Barron, Literary Agent, Independent
Matthew Bates, Literary Agent, Sayle Screen
Sharon Batton, Series Producer, EastEnders, BBC
Anne Brogan, Founder, Kindle Entertainment
Alison Davis, Executive Producer, CBBC
Meg Davis, Literary Agent, Ki Agency
Kiren Dhadwall, Script Editor, Strike Back, Left Bank Pictures
Charlotte Essex, Script Editor, Mainstreet
Lucy Fawcett, Literary Agent, Sheil Land Associates
Luke Fresle, Script Editor, BBC Drama.
Julie Gardner, Founder, Bad Wolf
Sue Gibbs, Creative Director, Chrysalis Vision
James Gillam-Smith, Script Editor, Silent Witness, BBC
Kris Green, Script Producer, Eastenders, BBC
David Hancock, Script Executive, The Crown, Left Bank Pictures
Alexis Hood, Script Editor, No Offence, AbbottVision
Edward Hughes, Literary Agent, Linda Seifert Management
Emma Kingsman-Lloyd, Executive Producer, Humans, Kudos
Nick Lambon, Development Executive, Sister Pictures
Jake Lushington, Head of Drama, World Productions
Kirstie MacDonald, Creative Director, Drama, Expectation Entertainment
Kara Manley, Executive Story Producer
Steve Matthews, VP Executive Producer, Drama Development, HBO Europe
Catherine Moulton, Development Executive, Tiger Aspect
Jayasri Naik, Assistant Script Editor, CBBC Drama
Lorraine Newman, Executive Producer
Julie Press, Literary Agent, Kitson Press Agency
Lucy Raffety, Series Producer, Casualty, BBC
Oliver Rance, Development Executive, Hat Trick Productions
Aimee Rowling, Head of Development, Bentley Productions
Adam Sales, Script Editor, Emmerdale, ITV
Dan Sefton, Writer/Producer, Seven Seas Films
Ben Stoll, Script Producer, Fortitude, Fifty Fathoms
Angus Towler, Script Producer, Stan Lee's Lucky Man, Carnival Films
Julia Tyrrell, Literary Agent, Julia Tyrrell Management
Lisa Walters, Development Coordinator, Drama, Channel 4
Danny West, Script Editor, EastEnders, BBC
Vicky Wharton, Producer
Joe Williams, Head of Development, Vox Pictures
Adam Woodhall, Development Editor, Company Pictures
Judge for the qualifying rounds
Phil Gladwin, Writer, Editor, Founder of Screenwriting Goldmine.
Contact: Phil Gladwin at [email protected]
Tel: 01273 906145
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