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Launching our search for the North’s leading 50 scriptwriters


We’re pleased to reveal details of the latest in our hugely popular series of research features – a search for the 50 leading scriptwriters in the North.

So much quality television, radio and film content now originates from the region, but it can be the people who pen the stories themselves that are overlooked.

But for this feature, the first of its kind, we have partnered with one of the leading production companies in the North – LA Productions – to research and present the talent behind the twists and turns that have formed so much memorable drama in recent years, from Happy Valley and Peter Kay’s Car Share to Accused and No Offence.

Andrew Morrissey and Sarah Deane, LA Productions’ head of development and development executive respectively, have agreed to lead this unique feature.

Both have worked on numerous productions in the North and will bring an invaluable insider’s perspective to the list.

We already have a number of names under consideration for the feature, but should you wish to recommend any particular scriptwriter for potential inclusion, please email

We are also looking for a lead sponsor for a feature that is likely to be hugely well-read and shared within the broadcast and production community. For more details, contact

Our other research features have included the Top 50 In-house Communicators, the Top 100 Prolific Northerners and of course our benchmark series of industry top 50s: PR Agencies, Digital Agencies and Integrated Agencies.

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