Screenwriting

LEFT BANK

6 x 60 drama series

Logline: In post-war Paris, an exiled black American writer is coerced by the nascent CIA to spy on the existentialists – Sartre, Camus, De Beauvoir – as they struggle to build a new leftist future for France.

HITMAKERS

6 x 60′ Drama Series

Logline: In Sixties London, the managers of the Beatles, the Stones and the Who struggle to marry art and commerce in a bid to become the world’s biggest hitmakers.

Outline: Hitmakers follows the story of the key pop managers of the Sixties – Brian Epstein, Andrew Loog Oldham, Kit Lambert and Allen Klein – as they invent the modern music business. Beginning in 1963, when Epstein is turning the Beatles into the biggest stars the world has ever seen, the series tracks the untold behind-­the-­scenes story of Sixties pop up to 1967, when the dream begins to fall apart and commerce overtakes art.

Long-listed by the BBC Writers Room 2016.

“This is an immediately interesting and entertaining story – [exploring] a fascinating moment in pop culture history, written with an in-depth knowledge of the period, without ever feeling heavy handed. It’s a nice idea to tell the well-worn story of the Beatles from the perspective of their managers and irony and humour is generated by the fact that we know they became a global phenomenon, yet no-one in this story knows that yet.”

– BBC Writers Room

Read the first 10 pages: HITMAKERS

RUNNING LONDON

6 x 60′ Drama Series

Logline: Crime series in which the tech-savvy teenage leader of a new generation of young gangsters, influenced by how startups disrupt big business, takes on the ageing head of London’s old-school druglords in a bid to control the city’s underworld.

Long-listed by the BBC Writers Room 2017.

“This is a very well-constructed script written by someone who has clearly put a great deal of effort in to understanding how to craft an hour long TV spec. Structurally it’s solid and the idea of tech savvy youths against powerful crime lords to control drugs in London is a fresh and current idea.”

– BBC Writers Room

Read the first 10 pages: RUNNING LONDON