Philip currently runs the Screenwriting Goldmine web site, including its newsletter Open Door and the Screenwriting Goldmine Awards, which are judged by a panel of top industry talent. He previously worked as Head of Development at Bentley Productions and as a script editor, working on NEW TRICKS for Headstrong Pictures/BBC1 and previously on the BAFTA-nominated CBBC show, THE DUMPING GROUND. In 2012, Philip worked as script doctor on the five part IFTA nominated show AN BRONTANNAS, the movie version of which was Ireland’s entry to the Academy Awards in 2015.
Born in Grimsby and with a degree in English and a Masters in Artificial Intelligence, Philip started in TV as a script reader in BBC Single Drama in 1995. He worked as a script editor on CASUALTY, THE BILL, BERKELEY SQUARE and BUGS, before going into development at World Productions.
In 2000 he started writing full time, and was a staff writer on THE BILL, going on to write episodes of HOLBY, TRIAL AND RETRIBUTION, GRANGE HILL and THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES, as well as single plays for Radio 4 and the stage.
Philip was nominated for the Dennis Potter award twice by World Productions, and his 2013 Radio 4 play MAD GIRL was nominated for a National Journalists’ award.
In 2007 he set up www.screenwritinggoldmine.com – a writing community website, which at its peak received a quarter of a million visitors a year. The Screenwriting Goldmine Awards are in now their fourth year and have received serious industry recognition, with a large judging panel drawn from senior figures in the British TV industry.