Jonny King

I’m a musician by day, writer by night, originally from High Wycombe – which genuinely has a chair museum – but now living a seagull poop-spattered existence in Plymouth, Devon.

I began pursuing screen/comedy writing in earnest in 2015, starting off writing jokes and sketches for radio, before moving on to writing for the screen. My comedy feature screenplay LAND’S END was a 2019 Shore Scripts Feature Contest winner, a 2020 We Screenplay Feature Contest finalist, a 2020 Screen Craft Screenwriting Fellowship semi-finalist and a 2020 Blue Cat Screenplay Competition quarter-finalist. It is currently optioned and in development with Emmy award-winning director Ben Tricklebank and producer Theresa Larché. It has featured on Coverfly’s Red List and is currently ranked in the top 1% of all comedy projects.

My sitcom pilot OLIGARCHS was a quarter-finalist in the 2020 Script Lab Screenplay Contest and the 2020 We Screenplay TV Contest and my comedy short BOLD was a Best Comedy Screenplay winner in the 2021 Newman Consults Four Minute Screenplay Competition. My sitcom pilot, GIFTED was a top-ten finalist for comedy in the 2021 Emerging Screenwriters Genre Screenplay Competition and is currently a quarter-finalist in the 2021 Script Lab Screenplay Contest. It was also short-listed for the 2021 Screen and Story Film Festival Screenplay Competition and long-listed for the 2021 Short Com TV Sitcom Writing Competition.

My broadcast credits include Newsjack, The Skewer, Breaking The News and The Treason Show. My ambition is to become a full-time professional screenwriter within the next five years and I’m currently working on building up my portfolio with a range of projects, including shorts, features and sitcom pilots. I’m currently unrepresented, so any agents out there – hit me up on Whatsapp!

I also do some sports writing and have written for a number of magazines and websites, including When Saturday Comes. I’m editor of The Wanderer fanzine and have assisted the media department of Wycombe Wanderers Football Club, including writing for the matchday programme and providing live matchday commentary and social media reporting, which I was rubbish at.

Screenplay Type
TV Series
After her husband dies, a working class single mum is pressured by her well-to-do parents-in-law into sending her distinctly average son to an exclusive private school at their expense, throwing her into the ridiculous and ruthless world of the British public school system.
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