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Jo Ho

Screenwriter and Film Director

Jo Ho is a self-taught, award-winning British Born Chinese screenwriter and director who was recently named Winner of the Women In Film and Television's 'New Talent' Award (2010). In the same week, she was also nominated for The CDN's 'Best Breakthrough Production Talent' Award, with her TV series, Spirit Warriors now in the running for 'Best Children's Programme' at 2011 Broadcast Award's.

Last year, she was named one of the Top Ten Outstanding Young Chinese People in the UK, and presented with the Big Ben Award for her 'Outstanding Achievement by a Chinese Woman in the UK Film and Television Industry’.

She has been selected for international development schemes including Pygmalion (Pal Labs) and was sponsored by AMPAS (Oscars), NFTS and Film Council on a trip to LA, as one of UK’s top upcoming talents.

2010 saw Jo gaining her first broadcast credit when she created and wrote SPIRIT WARRIORS, the UK's first TV drama series to star a predominately East Asian cast.

In 2008, Jo was a judge on the BBC Bites scheme, targeted at finding new British Chinese writers.

Jo is the first Chinese person in the UK to have created a television drama series.

What's happening now

Since Spirit Warriors, Jo has been hired as a story consultant for BBC Worldwide and to script two US based feature films. She is now in development on several original feature screenplays and a supernatural teen series.

Outside of film and TV, Jo is writing her first novel, a sci-fi adventure for the young adult market.

Jo is a member of BAFTA and WFTV and is repped by The Dench Arnold Agency.

Professional Services

Outside of writing, Jo teaches workshops and courses, freelances as a story consultant and script reader. Her clients have included: John Calley Productions and Universal Studios.

If you’d like to get in touch with Jo, please send an email to info@dencharnold.com with her name and your enquiry.


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Updated on 06 December, 2010


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Hi Jo, Please take a look at my website. I am an actor and looking for work.

Posted by Stephen Hoo  on  13/04/08  at  09:34 PM

Hi Jo, I watched your film “Isolation 9” and had a read about your interview online by chance this afternoon, which is a quite encouraging experience. With a very sensitive approach to filming, I found the film very moving and I really enjoyed watching it. My name is Yu and I’m from Mainland of China. I have education and work background in Media Production, I currently live in Luton and I am looking for opportunities to further develop my skills in the field. Take a look at my site http://web.mac.com/hahadonkey/iweb/mayu and http://web.mac.com/hahadonkey/iweb/AroundChinaIn80Days which is the biggest independent project I’ve done so far, and there are pictures and video clips about the trip around China you might be interested to see. Any suggestions about getting into the film production industry in the UK will help me in a great deal. Thanks for your time. Yu

Posted by Yu Ma  on  18/05/08  at  07:44 PM

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