Mark Boutros

Mark Boutros - Ghostwriter

London, UK

Emmy nominated screenwriter and indie author. I aim to help you to tell your story in the best way, through editing or ghostwriting

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I completed a Creative Writing MA at the University of East Anglia in 2012 and I have written for radio, TV, online, and advertising. I have developed stories with some of the UK's leading TV production companies, and have worked for Sky Arts, Sky One, the BBC, the Cartoon Network, Channel 4 and Disney XD. In 2016 I won the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, and was a finalist in 2017. I am in discussions with Netflix about a project of mine.

A one-off I co-wrote about Muhammad Ali called The Greatest Of All Time was broadcast on Sky Arts in early 2017 as part of the Urban Myths season. It was an adaptation of a true story when he tried to talk a suicidal man down from a 9th floor ledge and was nominated for an International Emmy for Best Drama.

As well as winning the PAGE awards, I reached the last ten in the Write to Green Light competition, held by Lionsgate and Green Door productions for a one hour drama and have been shortlisted on many other contests.

I have edited for Radish fiction, a platform where stories are serialised. I edited on varying genres including fantasy, sci-fi, erotica, romance, and thriller.

I have also given masterclasses at UEA and the National Film and Television School, and I mentor students at the Central School of Speech and Drama while running workshops. I also sometimes work as a TV producer on some of the UK's biggest panel shows, and consult tech companies on how they can create empathy in A.I. I just finished an assignment at Google.

I live with my wife in London and enjoy going for walks because my legs decided running was a bad idea a few years ago. As well as fantasy I love crime novels and self-help books, as I gave up drinking and eating sugar a few years back. If you want someone who will help you to realise your vision and explain why certain steps need to be taken, then get in touch :)

HOW I APPROACH THE WORK

Every project is different and at varying points on its journey. It will require us to discuss what the story is you want to tell, and to move forward from there. If you've already written a draft or chapters I'll read those and discuss them with you and tell you if I think something is lacking, but more importantly why I think it needs work. It normally comes back to the dramatic arc and the character not leading the narrative.

I work in multiple ways so it would be best we have a chat over email or Skype/ Google Hangouts to align how we get your story to where it wants to be.
Services
Short-Form Content
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Adventure
Crime & Mystery
Fantasy
Humor & Comedy
Romance
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Entertainment
Self-help & Self-improvement

Certifications

  • MA in Creative Writing from UEA

Awards

  • PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
  • International Emmy nominated

Work experience

Freelance

Self-employed
April, 2005 – Present (over 14 years)

You can see a fuller list of credits on my website.
Here is are some of my credits:
THE RELUCTANT LANDLORD (2018) - Writer on Sky One sitcom, series 2
CREATIVE WRITER AND STRATEGIST (2018) - Writing to create empathy in A.I for Google via Randstad
AN IRRESPONSIBLE FATHER'S GUIDE TO PARENTING - Script editor (2018) - Laurence Clark's Edinburgh show
THE ARRANGEMENT - Creator and writer (2017/2018) - 1 x 30 min sitcom script for Channel X
WASTE OF SPACE - Co-writer (2017) - 1 x 30 min sitcom script for Shiny Button
GO 8 BIT DLC - Writer (2017) - 10 x 30 min comedy entertainment scripts for DLT for Dave
SARAH AND LAYLA - Writer (2016) - 2 x 30 min drama scripts for Flying Elephant Films
THE GREATEST. OF ALL TIME - Co-writer (2016) - 1x30 min for Happy Tramp for Sky Arts Urban Myths season
SIBLINGS IN SPACE (2016) - 1 x 22 min Sitcom pilot script and treatment for Flying Elephant Films
ADBL FM - Head Writer (2015) - 1 x 30 min sketch show pilot for Pixiu Amazon Audible
THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT - Creator and writer (2015) - Pixiu panel show pilot for Amazon Audible

Portfolio (1 selected work)

Heroes of Hastovia Book 1: The First Adventure

Mark Boutros

International Emmy nominated writer Mark Boutros, brings you a warm, humorous and sometimes dark fantasy about friendship; featuring magic, monsters, morons and more. A young man who has never fit in, searching for home before he is captured and killed.An oaf who watched his loved ones be brutally murdered, seeking vengeance. The last of her kind who can only talk in questions, wanting accepta... read more

International Emmy nominated writer Mark Boutros, brings you a warm, humorous and sometimes dark fantasy about friendship; featuring magic, monsters, morons and more. A young man who has never fit in, searching for home before he is captured and killed.An oaf who watched his loved ones be brutally murdered, seeking vengeance. The last of her kind who can only talk in questions, wanting accepta... read more

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D M O'Doyle
Mark is an amazing mentor, writer, storyteller, editor, etc. etc.! He is highly gifted in storytelling and character development--both of which I truly needed as a first time author and with his guidance, the manuscript turned out better than I could've ever imagined. His ability to grasp my story and jump right in with an understanding like he was part of the scene was quite impressive. He ...
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D M O'Doyle, August 2019

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