Magazine article Screen International

Lionsgate, Idris Elba TV Writing Competition Crowns Winner

Magazine article Screen International

Lionsgate, Idris Elba TV Writing Competition Crowns Winner

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UPDATE: Matthew Kirton has won the inaugural Write to Green Light television writing competition for his project Sin Of God.

Kirton receives paid development for his project with Green Door and Lionsgate, with a view to a potential green light option.

Launched by Zygi Kamasa, CEO of Lionsgate UK, and actor Idris Elba, CEO of Green Door Pictures, the competition aims to uncover new TV voices amongst UK writers.

Three finalists were selected by an industry panel of producers, talent management and development executives.

The contenders were Cleo by Lauren Sequeira, a gangland reimagining of Cleopatra's rise to glory; Sin Of God by Matthew Kirton, about an undeserving man who comes back from the dead; and We Are Your Children by Ryan Brown, centred on a mass murderer. …

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