Richard Dinnick is the winner of the 2012 BBC Writersroom opportunity to create a new show and to write for TV on the BBC.
He is now writing on the CBeebies TV shows Tree Fu Tom and Go Jetters - amongst others - as well as Mind Candy's new Moshi Monsters TV Show.
Richard was also one of six finalists in a recent BBC Academy opportunity to workshop a script for Waterloo Road.
Richard is a BAFTA Judge for Children's Drama and is producing a session for the 2014 Children's Media Conference.
He is developing several ideas for TV including a fantasy drama, Never After, for CBBC and a primetime crime drama, Murder of Crows, which is the first of its kind. Richard is currently in pre-production on new web series – Light & Shadows – with Capital City Entertainment as writer/producer.
Richard has written prose, scripts and comics for many media properties including MGM’s Stargate and the BBC’s Doctor Who, as well as adapting the Sherlock Holmes stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – including The Hound of the Baskervilles – for CD release.
His first novel Alien Adventures was published by BBC Children’s Books in 2010 and he has since gone on to write books and short stories for Penguin UK, Titan Publishing, Black Library, Running Press and Snow Books. He has also written comic strips for IDW and BBC Magazines and his first original graphic novel is in the works.
His pre-school series Elf Stackers is in the commissioning process with the BBC.
Richard is a member of the Writers Guild of Great Britain and is represented by Alison Finch at JFL Agency.
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Mar 4th, 2013 at 11:36AM
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RICHARD INTERVIEWED BY BBC WRITERSROOM
Ahead of the new BBC children's TV scriptwriting opportunity, Richard (the previous winner) has been interviewed by BBC Writersroom, giving aspiring writers tips and advice on writing for CBeebies and CBBC as well as letting them know what happened to him when he won. See the video interview here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/be-inspired/Richard-Dinnick
CHILDREN'S MEDIA CONFERENCE
Richard is pleased to announce that he will be producing a session at this year's Children's Media Conference. He has assembled a panel of experts to discuss the importance (or otherwise) of transmedia in a new children's media project. Among the experts on his panel are TV legends Phil Ford (Wizards Vs Aliens, Sarah Jane Adventures, Doctor Who) and Tony Reed (Storymakers, The Furchester, et al).
RiICHARD ASKED TO BE BAFTA JUDGE
Richard is honoured and delighted to announce that he is acting as a judge for this year's Children's BAFTA Awards. The judging took place in the early Autumn and culminated in a glittering ceremony at the London Hilton. Visit the BAFTA website for more.
MOSHI MONSTERS TV SHOW WRITERS ROOM INVITE FOR RICHARD
Richard is pleased as a Furi with a face full of food to announce he has been invited to attend a series of writers rooms for the forthcoming Moshi Monsters TV Series. More news as and when.
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER ON NEW DOCTOR WHO DOCUMENTARY
Richard is thrilled to announce he's signed up to become Associate Producer on a new Doctor Who ducumentary - Who's Changing - made by Capital City Entertainment. The publicity for the doco states: "For 50 years the British sci-fi series Doctor Who has been entertaining fans. In Who's Changing we will discover how fandom has changed since 2005." The project is crowd-funded and contributions can be made at the project's indiegogo page.
RICHARD INTERVIEWED IN "THE STAGE"
Richard is very proud to announce he has been interviewed in this week's edition of The Stage, giving advice on breaking into the industry and commenting on what has chnaged in recent years.