Script consultant UK – shutting early – 20 March 2020

Hi all, this is a quick note for regular readers and for people who wound up on this website looking for the services of a script writer for hire, online screenwriting expert  or UK script consultant.

Normally I’d love to chat, take your business and assist you with any script writing, script editing or general screenwriting services you require, but at the moment like the wider film and television industry the world over, I too, am closing up shop due to the situation with the virus pandemic.

I’m lucky enough to be in the position to pick and choose script writing projects at the best of times, but currently I’m not actively seeking or taking on work.

You can still contact me for a chat on if you’d like, if your project sparks my interest I may be able to assist, or more likely I will signpost you to another professional scriptwriter who is available for commissions during this uncertain time.

My feature film, directorial debut Markham was due for release very soon, but again, due to the current circumstances this has been delayed.  Work is ongoing on the score, and the DVD mastering is happening (or was up until last week) keep checking back for updates on Markham.

Once normal service is resumed I’ll update the blog.

Hold fast everyone and God bless.


Matthew Cooper has been a script writer for hire, UK Script editor  and script doctor for over 20 years. He’s written for most of the UK soaps, including writing award winning episodes of Emmerdale, EastEnders, Hollyoaks and Family Affairs and has been BAFTA shortlisted and Royal Television Society nominated as a script writer. He’s also a leading UK script consultant and freelance script writer for hire and online screenwriting expert. You can find some of his broadcast credits on the IMDb. You can get in touch with Matthew on or hire him on Peopleperhour

His directorial debut, the rubber reality horror thriller Markham will be released in 2020.