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James Walsh

Writer, Children's, Preschool, 6+ years, Animation, Series Developer

Agent: Jean Kitson - jean@kitsonpress.co.uk

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James is a writer for kids TV and family feature films living in Scotland. He specialises in writing scripts and bibles for animation, as well as developing original concepts and adapting existing IP. He has a knack for energetic, charming, character-driven comedy and fast-moving action and adventure stories, and can write for all age groups, from pre-school through to tween and teen.

James writes for major studios and broadcasters, alongside independent producers. He also creates his own original IP and has optioned series ideas to various producers. He is trusted by studios and production companies worldwide to pitch on their behalf to major broadcasters and streamers, and is frequently invited to pitch to companies as they seek to grow their slate.

James is inventive, efficient and hard-working, and always looking outside the box to make his stories feel fun and unique. You can view his website here.

Work

Current

Hey Duggee S4
Studio AKA / CBeebies

Writing 7′ scripts for the new series of the award-winning animated preschool show.

Pip & Posy S2
Magic Light Pictures / Sky Kids

Writing scripts for the news series of the award-winning animated preschool series.

Title TBA
Gaumont

Development work for a forthcoming bridge series adapted from an existing IP. Completed pitch bible and pilot episode. Currently pitching on behalf of the studio to major international broadcasters and streamers.

Title TBA
Future Power Station

Writing a pitch bible for an original animated action-comedy-scifi series for 12+.

Title TBA
Superprod

Development work. Writing a pitch bible for an original animated preschool series.

Title TBA
Superprod

Writing episode synopses and 11′ scripts for a new animated preschool series in development.

Glowena
Pink Kong Studios

Original project in co-development with Pink Kong Studios. Co-developing an original animated preschool series with a unique take on Celtic culture and fantasy.

Television

Title TBA (2020)
Gaumont

Wrote 1 x 11min pilot script for a 6+ animated comedy series in development.

My Magic Pet Morphle (2021)
Moonbug

Wrote 2 x 4’ episodes of the hit preschool series now moving from YouTube to streamers.

Akedo: Ultimate Arcade Warriors (2021)
Wildbrain Spark

Wrote 3 x 5’ episodes of the successful animated series now live on YouTube.

Chaos Castle (2018)
Oddbod Creations

Wrote the pitch bible & 1 x 11’ pilot episode for an original animated series for bridge.

Hey Duggee S3 (2019-2020)
Studio AKA / CBeebies

Wrote 6 x 7’ episodes of the third season of the smash-hit preschool series.

Zeze Zebra (2019-2020)
Keyframe Studios

Wrote 4 x 2’ episodes of a new preschool nursery rhyme series.

Dennis & Gnasher: Unleashed S1 (2016)
Beano Studios / CBBC

Wrote 1 x 11’ episode – ‘The Whole Tooth’

Weirdstone
Anand Tucker

Feature film commission.
Wrote a feature adaptation of the famous “Weirdstone” fantasy series by celebrated children’s author Alan Garner