• Flight of the Conchords

    May 14, 2018 Blog

    Being that I’ve always been a huge fan of Flight of the Conchords, I was as upset as anyone to hear that the chances of a third season were slim.

    It was several years ago that I wrote the initial FOTC spec. I did it partly because I had every intention of working with HBO in the future, so every spec I have that covers their projects, I feel, is a useful tool. It certainly can’t …

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  • Why we signed a project that deals with rape

    February 17, 2018 Blog

    In the middle of December, Jody Medland held a meeting with Elisa Iannacone on the understanding he would listen to details of her latest project. However, he prefaced the meeting by saying the small team here at PWM were so busy, it was unlikely we’d be able to help. The rest is history.

    PWM: So you walked into the first meeting confident you couldn’t sign another title?

    Jody: That’s right. I met up with Elisa because we’ve …

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  • Become a Sponsor

    February 12, 2018 Partners & Sponsors

    Pen Works Media fights to ensure equal opportunities are given to all creatives, regardless of their background. We work tirelessly to find and nurture talent with the desire to create original work that will challenge and alter people’s perceptions of the world. We reward hard work and push for change where it’s needed.

    In order to achieve this, we rely on sponsorships from our creative peers – but these aren’t merely handouts. What we do is …

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  • How I used art to overcome trauma

    February 7, 2018 Blog

    When you were sexually abused, you drifted into a period of isolation. To anyone that hasn’t experienced this, is it possible to explain what that’s like?

    It felt like being swallowed by an ocean of pain, in the middle of a storm, trying to get out without knowing the way up. I couldn’t explain it, I could only feel it and barely try to make it through the next minute. The world felt like a foreign …

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  • The Spiral of Containment

    February 6, 2018 In Development

    Title
    The Spiral of Containment: Rape’s Aftermath

    Project Format
    A one-off 60 / 90-minute television program

    Genre
    Documentary / Special Interest

    Logline
    We’re all part of the same spectrum

    Short Description
    After cinematographer and photojournalist suffered sexual abuse at the hands of a family member, she responded by travelling the world and documenting other people’s stories of rape and how it affected their lives. When her photobook was published in 2018, Elisa revisited the other 24 survivors featured in the book to explore how …

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  • Shadow Empire

    February 3, 2018 In Development

    Title
    Shadow Empire

    Project Format
    Television Series

    Genre
    Drama / Mystery / Political Thriller

    Logline
    To run a country, you can’t be afraid to bend the rules

    Short Description
    The Shadow Empire is the group of Elites who secretly run the world, and when American spin-doctor Baz Stafford is ousted by his boss as a traitor, he is forced to slum it in cold, wet Britain on an important but undesirable assignment. Under the murderous eyes of those he betrayed, he must oversee the …

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  • Reuben Williams | Actor

    February 1, 2018 Talent

    REUBEN WILLIAMS is a gifted actor who has a natural strength performing comedy and drama, comfortably ranging from strong sympathetic types to darker, more sinister roles.

    His physical acting and quick wit combined with a sharp sense of humour endow him with exceptional improvisational skills. It’s this trait that allows Reuben to work as an event host, an MC, and also the Willy Wonka-style tourguide on his legendary fictional tours of London.

    Reuben’s voice is another real …

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  • New title uses art to deal with rape

    December 3, 2017 Blog

    With all the press recently given to sexual conduct, and the endless following debates that were sparked about what does and doesn’t constitute a sexual attack, it was simply impossible to ignore the pitch presented to us by artist Elisa L. Iannacone for her book The Spiral of Containment: Rape’s Aftermath.

    We’ve known of Elisa and her work for many years, and it seemed she was destined for a career as a cinematographer when disaster struck: …

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  • Pen Works Media opens its books as a Talent Agency

    December 1, 2017 Blog

    On Friday 1st December 2017, Pen Works Media announced that it has officially become an all-encompassing talent agency. Having been set up as a publisher in 2011, we asked MD Jody Medland for the logic behind the decision.

    What inspired the decision to become a Talent Agency?

    Over the years we’ve acquired a significant amount of contacts in various areas of the industry, and so much of the talent was – for one reason or another – …

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  • Screenwriting

    December 1, 2017 Services

    Whether you are a novelist seeking a screenwriter to adapt your novel, a production company with a solid concept you wish to progress or just somebody with an idea, we offer both consultation and screenwriter services.

    Due to the business of our writers’ schedules, they are no longer able to accept on-spec work, but are always willing to consider paid screenwriting assignments should the project be of interest to them.

    The first step is to contact us …

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