Back to clients

Jillian Mannion


Agent: Jean Kitson -

Email Agent

Jillian Mannion is a television and film scriptwriter and script editor from Scotland. She writes for the continuing drama River City and her first feature film script Random Acts of Romance was nominated for Best Dramatic Screenplay at the LEO Awards. While studying at Vancouver Film School she received an award for academics, professionalism and script analysis and her second feature script reached the quarter finals of the Page Awards in Hollywood. Before becoming a scriptwriter Jillian partially trained as a midwife and was a blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do.



River City (2018-2019)
BBC Studios

Currently writing on Series 21. Episodes 1 & 20 commissioned.

Series 20, Episodes 3 & 28

The Range (2007)
Deauberdadi Productions

“Life Begins at 40”


(Drama) Pilot Episode. After being stabbed outside of his extremely violent high school in Glasgow, Leon Webster will stop at nothing to find out who did this to him and why.

The Princess Protectors

(Animation) Three bodyguards must return a pink diamond to the temple of peace while saving the princess of their home country.


Random Acts Of Romance (2012)
Purple Productions

Feature Film
Director: Katrin Bowen

Troublemaker Court (2008)

Short Film
Producer: Dylan Drummond

First Debt (2006)

Short Film
Director: Jim Norman

Chances Are

(Drama) Jake and his gang of inept criminals clash with a team of highly-trained professional thieves when they rob a bank at the same time.

Pins and Needles

(Drama) James has a crisis of conscience over his job as a mental health lawyer when he falls for a client and realises that his life has become stale.

The Reporter And Mrs. Kane

(Noir Drama) A washed-up, alcoholic reporter uncovers a shocking scandal when a rich widow hires him to investigate her husband’s murder.


(Comedy) Four female drug addicts find themselves in hot water when they kill a drug dealer in self-defence.


Tea People (2014)
Flyboy Creative

Awards & Nominations

Random Acts of Romance nominated for Best Dramatic Screenplay at the LEO Awards.

The Handover winner of Best Writer at 48 Hour Film Project.

Chances Are reached the quarter-finals of Hollywood screenplay contest The Page Awards.

Vancouver Film School, Achievement in Academics, Professionalism and Script Analysis.

Donald Dewar Arts Award for Creative Writing.

Relevant Employment & Experience

River City Story Conferences
2017 – Present

BBC Scotland Writers Room Residential
June 2017

Freelance Script Editor and Script Reader

Fiction Journalist D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd (Publishers) Sep 2008-2014

BBC Script Secretary “River City”