In June, Idris Elba’s Green Door Pictures production banner teamed up with Lionsgate UK to launch a screenwriting competition for UK writers who want to get into the TV drama series writing business.
Named the “Write to Green Light initiative,” the contest aims to discover new voices for television in the UK, and drew from a pool of 250 scripts from writers across the UK.
For this inaugural edition of the contest, 10 scripts were shortlisted from all entries received, from which three finalists scripts were selected for a live reading in London including Lauren Sequeira.
The winning script, “Sin of God” from writer Matthew Kirton which was announced at an event last night, will receive a paid option with Elba’s Green Door and Lionsgate UK to develop their script as a series for production.
“The caliber of talent on show this evening has been outstanding” Elba said last night. “In my opinion all three scripts are worthy of development.’
Lauren’s finalist script “Cleo,” is an urban contemporary take on the story of Cleopatra.