Head of Development
Emma joined World Productions in October 2019 as Head of Development, helping to drive a broad and exciting slate of ambitious drama to screen. During her time at World she has Story Produced Ben Richard's Showtrial for BBC1, the Emer Kenny adaptation of Val McDermid’s Karen Pirie for ITV, and upcoming medical thriller, Malpractice for ITV, created by Grace Ofori-Attah. Next up, Emma is exec producing a 5 part drama for BBC1.
Previously, Emma was at Tiger Aspect, developing and script exec-ing an eclectic slate of projects, including the 3rd series of The Good Karma Hospital for ITV, created by Dan Sefton. Whilst at Tiger, Emma was responsible for heading up a new Writers Initiative; tasked to identify new British Asian talent and commission 3 original ideas to script.
Emma began her drama career in 2010 as part of the BBC in-house drama team where she stayed until 2018. During that time Emma was lucky enough to work on shows such as Silk (series 3), In The Flesh, What Remains and The Interceptor before script editing Undercover by Peter Moffat and Three Girls, the Bafta award winning drama from Nicole Taylor. Over the years Emma has developed projects with some of the best of British TV, including Tony Basgallop, Peter Moffat, Simon Allen, Riz Ahmed and Idris Elba. But above all, she’s loved playing a tiny part in identifying and developing the voices of some of the most talented new writers in the country today.