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Richard Brookes

Writer, Children's, Preschool, 6+ years, Animation, Live Action, Series Developer - Kids (animation and live action)

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

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Richard began his career as a writer at Turner Broadcasting, scripting for classic Cartoon Network characters such as Scooby Doo, The Powerpuff Girls, and Johnny Bravo. He later returned as freelance Head Writer to develop, script and script-edit all three series of Cartoon Network’s live-action/animated quiz-com Skatoony, nominated for a Children’s BAFTA in 2007. Since then Richard has delivered a range of on-air and online scripts, comedy concepts, and development work for pre-schoolers to teens, including Olly the Little White Van for C5, Trust Me, I’m A Genie for CBBC, Spooky Skaters for Studio Liddell, live-action teen comedy/drama Action Zac for Endemol Australia, Chugga Chugga Wow for Marblemedia in Canada, as well as the shows Knight Rusty and Coconut The Dragon for German studio Caligari.

Richard has also recently started to age up his work, developing a teen sitcom for Caligari, and a promenade theatre production working with addicts in recovery to share their stories. His recent Digital & Shortform work includes Dennis the Menace, Doc McStuffins, Get Moving With Mickey Mouse, Disney Lego Star Wars, and Egmont Publishing’s online world, Jelly Pie.

Work

Current

Coconut The Smallest Dragon II
Caligari

Development scripts for second series, with Emma Collins. Provided development work and scripts to secure second series. Currently writing 5+ episodes of this animated comedy series for 3-6 year olds.

Television

Capt'n Sharky (2018-2019)
Calgari Film

Development work, pitch bible, two scripts for animated adventure series for 5-8 year olds.

Larry the London Bus (2018)
Larry the London Bus Ltd / YouTube

Development work and 5 x 6 min scripts for animated comedy show for 2-5 year olds.

Olly the Little White Van (2016)
Jamba Ent/CiTV

New episodes of the children’s animation series.

Coconut the Smallest Dragon (2015)
Caligari Film

12 x 11’ episodes of pre-school animated action-comedy.

Storyville High (2015)
Calgari Film / ZDF

Development work, pitch bible and storylines for live-action sitcom for children aged 6-10.

Rusty the Knight I and II (2012-2013)
Caligari Film / ZDF

11 x 11’ episodes of CG animated comedy series for 6-10 year olds.

Olly the Little White Van (2011-2013)
Blink Animation / CiTV / Cartoonito / Jamba Entertainment

7 x 11’ episodes for pre-school animation

Action Zac (2011)
Endemol Australia

Development work and 1 x 22′ script for live-action family sitcom.

Spooky Skaters
Studio Liddell

Development script

Chugga Chugga Wow
CBC

Concept in development with Canadian Broadcasting Company

Untitled
E1 Entertainment

Development work and script for new animated property.

Monster School
Inspire GLG

Development work, bible, 2 x 10’ episodes on animated 7+ comedy.

Nikki of the North
Inspire GLG

Development work and 6 x 10’ episodes animation.

Here Comes 2012!
Turner EMEA

Creator and writer, 2 x 5’ episodes grown-up comedy animation.

Zubar
Turner EMEA

Creator and writer, 2 x 5’ episodes.

Cartoon Network Shortform

Contracted to create and develop ideas for Cartoon Network UK’s 2009 slate of new shows.

Amber's Animals
Inspire GLG

Development, pilot and 5 x 11’ episodes.

Skatoony I, II and III
Turner EMEA

Co-developed and wrote 13 x 22’ first series of ground-breaking cartoon / live-action kids show on Cartoon Network

Development Producer, Script Editor and Head Writer of 13 x 22’ episodes across series 2 and 3

Nominated:  Children’s Best Entertainment Show 2007, BAFTA

Boblins
Inspire GLG

10 x 11’ episodes of international CGI pre-school series

Consultant and Short Form Work

Puppet Game Show
Dandy Productions Ltd

Development work

Cartoon Network Europe

Creative consultant and scriptwriter for stunts, shorts and pan-European re-branding

Amarillo Wing

Scripted online live action short for Department of Information safe drinking campaign

The Flauti Adventures

Created and wrote two series of 13 x 1’ cartoon shorts for Cartoon Network Europe, Sponsorship and Promotions

Johnny Bravo FM and The Big Bravo Breakfast

Creative consultant and scriptwriter for Cartoon Network UK’s half term stunts