Mark Boutros

Mark is an award-winning screenwriter, and experienced script editor and producer, having worked across multiple genres. He co-wrote the one-off comedy drama about Muhammad Ali, THE GREATEST. OF ALL TIME, which was broadcast on Sky Arts in early 2017 as part of their Emmy nominated Urban Myths season. He has had script commissions from Shiny Button and Flying Elephant Productions, and scripts optioned by Channel X, Happy Tramp, Tidy Productions and Grand Scheme Media. His original sitcom BROKEN BETH was a silver award winner at the 2016 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards in the TV Comedy Pilot category. He is currently developing a new live action series idea with CBBC.

He has also worked extensively as a writer, producer and script editor in comedy entertainment on shows such as GO 8-BIT (DLT Entertainment for Dave), 8 OUT OF 10 CATS (Zeppotron for C4) and THROUGH THE KEYHOLE (TalkBack for ITV1).

Mark holds an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia.

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Credits

Television - Scripted Comedy & Drama
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UNTITLED (2018)
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CBBC
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Commissioned to write a treatment based on Mark's original idea for a new comedy drama series
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HEAD OF EMPOWERMENT (2017)
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Little Rock Productions
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Commissioned to write 2 x short narratives
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WASTE OF SPACE (2017)
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Shiny Button
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Commissioned to co-write 30’ sitcom pilot
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THE ARRANGEMENT (2017-18)
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Channel X
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Comedy-drama pilot under option
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THE GREATEST. OF ALL TIME (2016)
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Happy Tramp/Sky Arts
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Commissioned to co-write 1 x 30’ comedy drama about Muhammed Ali as part of Sky Arts Urban Myths season.
*Nominated for an International Emmy for Best Drama Series
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SARAH AND LAYLA (2016)
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Flying Elephant Films
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Commissioned to write 2 x 30’ children’s drama scripts
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SOFT LIGHT (2016)
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Flying Elephant Films
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Children’s drama development - Created ideas, wrote a 22’ script, and developed a full pitch.
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BROKEN BETH (2016)
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Happy Tramp
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30’ comedy pilot optioned
*2016 Winner – TV Comedy Pilot Silver Prize – PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
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THE GAMERS (2015)
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Tidy Productions
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30’ sitcom pilot optioned
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SETTLED (2016)
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Grand Scheme Media
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30’ sitcom pilot optioned
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REVENGE IS A DISH BEST SERVED COLD
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Kabo
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Commissioned to write a treatment for a 30’ comedy drama
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UNTITLED (2013)
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BBC Comedy
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Commissioned to write a treatment for online.
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THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL (2010)
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Turner/Cartoon Network
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Co-story Writer – 1x12 min ‘The Helmet’
Television - Comedy & Factual Entertainment
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GO 8-BIT (2017)
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DLT Entertainment/Dave
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Head Writer on 10 x 30’ comedy entertainment show
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CELEBRITY JUICE (2016)
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Talkback/ITV2
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Gag Writer
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THE LAST LEG (2015)
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Open Mic Productions/Channel 4
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Writer
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BRING THE NOISE (2015)
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Twenty Six 03/Sky
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Development - Writer/Producer
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THE WEEK THAT WASN'T (2015)
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Electric Ray
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Gag writer on panel show pilot
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8 OUT OF 10 CATS DOES COUNTDOWN (2015)
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Zeppatron/Channel 4
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Script Editor
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FAMILY FORTUNES (2015)
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Thames/ITV
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Question Writer
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THE KAYVAN TRIP (2015)
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Objective Productions/Channel 4
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Commissioned to write for an entertainment pilot
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KSI DEMOLISHED (2015)
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Colour TV/Comedy Central
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Gag Writer
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GIRL TALK (2014)
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Yalli Productions
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Commissioned to write a treatment
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GOALMOUTH (2014)
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Disney XD
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Sketch and studio link writer for football themed entertainment series
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KEEP THE CASH (2014)
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Hat Trick Productions
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Created and developed game show
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STAYING IN WITH GREG AND RUSSELL (2013)
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Talkback/BBC3
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Producer/Writer on 1 x 30’ comedy talkshow
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FAKE REACTION Series 1 and 2 (2013)
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STV/ITV2
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Gag writer on comedy panel game show
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THINK TANK (2012)
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Bullseye Productions
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Producer, gag writer and script editor for panel show in development
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IT'S YOUR ROUND (2011)
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BBC
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Producer, gag writer and script editor for panel show in development
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TWEEPS (2011)
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BBC
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Producer, gag writer and script editor for panel show in development
RADIO/AUDIO
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ADBL FM (2017)
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Pixiu/Amazon Audible
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Head writer on sketch show pilot
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END OF THE WORLD (2017)
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Pixiu/Amazon Audible
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Creator, writer, and co-presenter on panel show pilot.
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TOM DEACON’S WEDNESDAY NIGHT CLUB (2013)
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BBC Radio 1
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Writer
Television - Scripted Comedy & Drama
Production Company Notes
UNTITLED (2018) CBBC Commissioned to write a treatment based on Mark's original idea for a new comedy drama series
HEAD OF EMPOWERMENT (2017) Little Rock Productions Commissioned to write 2 x short narratives
WASTE OF SPACE (2017) Shiny Button Commissioned to co-write 30’ sitcom pilot
THE ARRANGEMENT (2017-18) Channel X Comedy-drama pilot under option
THE GREATEST. OF ALL TIME (2016) Happy Tramp/Sky Arts Commissioned to co-write 1 x 30’ comedy drama about Muhammed Ali as part of Sky Arts Urban Myths season.
*Nominated for an International Emmy for Best Drama Series
SARAH AND LAYLA (2016) Flying Elephant Films Commissioned to write 2 x 30’ children’s drama scripts
SOFT LIGHT (2016) Flying Elephant Films Children’s drama development - Created ideas, wrote a 22’ script, and developed a full pitch.
BROKEN BETH (2016) Happy Tramp 30’ comedy pilot optioned
*2016 Winner – TV Comedy Pilot Silver Prize – PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
THE GAMERS (2015) Tidy Productions 30’ sitcom pilot optioned
SETTLED (2016) Grand Scheme Media 30’ sitcom pilot optioned
REVENGE IS A DISH BEST SERVED COLD Kabo Commissioned to write a treatment for a 30’ comedy drama
UNTITLED (2013) BBC Comedy Commissioned to write a treatment for online.
THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL (2010) Turner/Cartoon Network Co-story Writer – 1x12 min ‘The Helmet’
Television - Comedy & Factual Entertainment
Production Company Notes
GO 8-BIT (2017) DLT Entertainment/Dave Head Writer on 10 x 30’ comedy entertainment show
CELEBRITY JUICE (2016) Talkback/ITV2 Gag Writer
THE LAST LEG (2015) Open Mic Productions/Channel 4 Writer
BRING THE NOISE (2015) Twenty Six 03/Sky Development - Writer/Producer
THE WEEK THAT WASN'T (2015) Electric Ray Gag writer on panel show pilot
8 OUT OF 10 CATS DOES COUNTDOWN (2015) Zeppatron/Channel 4 Script Editor
FAMILY FORTUNES (2015) Thames/ITV Question Writer
THE KAYVAN TRIP (2015) Objective Productions/Channel 4 Commissioned to write for an entertainment pilot
KSI DEMOLISHED (2015) Colour TV/Comedy Central Gag Writer
GIRL TALK (2014) Yalli Productions Commissioned to write a treatment
GOALMOUTH (2014) Disney XD Sketch and studio link writer for football themed entertainment series
KEEP THE CASH (2014) Hat Trick Productions Created and developed game show
STAYING IN WITH GREG AND RUSSELL (2013) Talkback/BBC3 Producer/Writer on 1 x 30’ comedy talkshow
FAKE REACTION Series 1 and 2 (2013) STV/ITV2 Gag writer on comedy panel game show
THINK TANK (2012) Bullseye Productions Producer, gag writer and script editor for panel show in development
IT'S YOUR ROUND (2011) BBC Producer, gag writer and script editor for panel show in development
TWEEPS (2011) BBC Producer, gag writer and script editor for panel show in development
RADIO/AUDIO
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ADBL FM (2017) Pixiu/Amazon Audible Head writer on sketch show pilot
END OF THE WORLD (2017) Pixiu/Amazon Audible Creator, writer, and co-presenter on panel show pilot.
TOM DEACON’S WEDNESDAY NIGHT CLUB (2013) BBC Radio 1 Writer