According to the Daily Mail, BAFTA and Hugo Award winner Steven Moffat (taking over as Executive Producer of Doctor Who in 201o0) apparently turned down £500,000 to continue writing for Doctor Who. Steven had originally signed a £150million contract to write the first two scripts of the Tin Tin trilogy, but had to adjourn the second script due to the United States writer's strike. Steven would have had the opportunity to work with Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson. Here's what Steven (Moffat) had to say on the matter:
"I know a lot of people won't understand it, but I've been dreaming about writing for Doctor Who since I was seven. There are no bad feelings between Spielberg and me, but Doctor Who has to come before Hollywood."You can read the full article here!