It can be tough to make it as a screenwriter. There are lots of sites and 'gurus' out there, all promising to put aspiring writers in the limelight. Few truly have the expertise – and the connections – to help you succeed.
For years, we’ve helped talented writers to make it in the industry. As well as helping them develop their skills, we put them in front of the right people: producers and agents. Priceless connections we’ve built over years in the industry. Through our work, talented individuals can succeed, and the whole industry can thrive.
And we don’t just work with writers who are already signed to agents. We work with absolute beginners too. In fact, finding new writers is the most exciting part of our job.
Screenwriting Goldmine was set up in 2007 by Phil Gladwin, a successful writer and script editor. Phil started a small website to give advice about screenwriting. Quickly, the site grew into a large forum, with a massive blog containing much free advice – but he felt he could do more to help, so in 2012 he created the Screenwriting Goldmine Awards to support new writing talent, the Open Door monthly screenwriters' magazine in 2016, and The Tribe in depth training program in 2017.
Over the years since it began, the Goldmine site has been responsible for hundreds of thousands of individuals sharing ideas and supporting each other, and many of our Goldminers who have come through the contest and the Tribe have begun to make their mark in the industry.
In just the last few years we have been honoured and privileged to work with so many of the people across the British TV drama industry.
These are just some of the story-telling experts who have helped judge our script competitions, met with writers on our recommendation, or even worked one-on-one with writers we have introduced to them to develop their script