Who we are

I tell lies on paper.Lisa Holdsworth

The team at BBC Writersroom works across drama, comedy and children's output for TV, Radio and online.  We have staff in London, Salford, Glasgow, Cardiff and Belfast.

Anne Edyvean is the Head of BBC Writersroom, since April 2015. Find out more about Anne on our Blog

Abigail Gonda is a Development Producer in London. Abigail looks after writer development and talent searches, development schemes, partnerships and production projects.

Amanda Farley is Development Assistant for BBC Writersroom working across events, schemes, workshops and talent searches with a focus on comedy schemes and development.

Angela Galvin is the Development Producer in Glasgow and joins the Writersroom from the BBC Scotland Children’s Department where she was latterly Development Executive and was responsible for running the in house development team across both CBeebies and CBBC content. Prior to that, Angela script edited across various genres and titles including the award winning Katie Morag series. She also worked at River City for several years as a storyliner and script editor before moving into producing multiple series of the BBC Scotland continuing drama.

Audrey McFadden is the Development Co-ordinator in Glasgow. Audrey has worked in the TV Drama department at BBC Scotland for over 13 years across shows including Monarch of the Glen, Shetland and One of Us. Audrey has also worked in the Children's department and ran a short film scheme for BBC Scotland Staff. She co-ordinated outreach projects in Scotland’s prisons, supported the Commonwealth production team and has worked with both BBC in house and indie teams in Scotland and beyond. 

Celia Morgan is the London-based Development Coordinator, coordinating events, schemes, workshops and talent searches including Script Room.

Ceriann Williams is the Development Coordinator in Wales. Ceriann comes from a theatre and arts administration background and has been involved with a number of new writing initiatives. She is really excited to be working with BBC Writersroom, and is looking forward to developing more schemes in Wales. 

Florence Turkson is the Development Assistant working across the Continuing Drama Shadow schemes, the TV Drama Writers' Programme and the Continuing Drama Directors scheme.

Philip Mattison is the Digital Content Manager with responsibility for the website, blog, social media and newsletter, for representing, promoting and developing the work and resources of the BBC Writersroom in digital spaces, including new forms of storytelling.

Justine Potter is the Development Producer based in Salford. Justine looks after northern comedy and drama writer’s development across TV and Radio, producing schemes and opportunities for writers and working with partners on new and ongoing projects such as the Salford Sitcom Showcase 2015. In 2016/17 she is producing the Comedy Script Room, Salford Sitcom Showcase events 2017, developing new Children’s TV comedy/drama, and new scripted digital content.

Keith Martin is the Development Producer based in Belfast.

Rachel Williams is the Development Producer based in Cardiff.

Rachelle Constant is a Development Producer based in London, overseeing writer development. Rachelle is across the BBC Drama Writers’ Programme  and the Continuing Drama Directors' scheme and is currently producing the new series of The Break for BBC Three.

Rosalynd Ward is the Development Producer for the Continuing Drama shadow schemes and the TV Drama Writers' programme.

Simon Nelson is a Development Producer in London. Simon looks after writer development and talent searches, development schemes, partnerships and production projects including the Continuing Drama Directors' scheme and TV Drama Festival. (Read a blog by Simon

Usman Mullan is the Salford-based Development Co-ordinator, planning and producing events, schemes, workshops and talent searches in the North of England, as well as assisting with online production and social media. 

Alongside us is a team of freelance professional script readers who work on the script calls, talent searches and competitions.

 

Latest opportunities

  • Writers Avenue - 3 Opportunities: Six Degrees, Seven, The Gossip

    Writers Avenue - 3 Opportunities: Six Degrees, Seven, The Gossip

    Deadlines: 1st March, 1st May & 1st June 2017. Three writing opportunities from Writers Avenue Theatre Company for the writers of contemporary plays. Six Degrees (based on the 6 Degrees of Separation theory), Seven (Monologues based on one of the 7 Deadly sins or virtues), The Gossip (short plays based on true stories from the entertainment industry)

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  • The BBC Young Writers Award

    The BBC Young Writers Award

    Deadline: 5pm on Friday 21st April 2017. Are you the author of tomorrow? The BBC Young Writers' Award 2017 is open for submissions! Judges Alice Levine, Holly Bourne and Nikesh Shukla want your short stories.

  • FAB Prize 2017

    FAB Prize 2017

    Deadline: 6th April 2017. Faber & Faber and the Andlyn Literary Agency with a new prize to find Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) writers and illustrators for children.

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