Head of Development - Scotland
George Aza-Selinger joined World Productions in January 2017 as the Head of Development for the Scottish office, where he heads up a slate of ambitious and authored drama, which will be primarily set and shot in Scotland.
George began his TV career as a researcher for Holby City. In 2008 George moved to Glasgow joining BBC Scotland Drama, under Anne Mensah as a Development and Production Script Editor and went on to work for Tiger Aspect as a Development Executive. In both roles he worked on a range of projects such as: Wallander, Single Father, Zen, Waterloo Road, River City, Ripper Street and Prisoners’ Wives. While at BBC Scotland George also set up the new writing scheme: Scotland Writes, which was later to morph into The Frank Deasy Award, giving formative support to writers such as Erica Munro, Katie Douglas and Kirstie Swain.
In 2011 George joined the National Theatre of Scotland as Literary Manager working with Vicky Featherstone, John Tiffany and Laurie Sansom and some of the best writers in the UK such as: David Greig, Rona Munro, Zinnie Harris, Jack Thorne, Greg Burke, Lee Hall and many others. During his time there he developed theatre shows including the award-winning National Theatre co-production, The James Plays by Rona Munro and West End hit, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour by Lee Hall. George also set up numerous new writing schemes and helped to develop writers such as Stef Smith, Rob Drummond, Gary McNair and Kieran Hurley at an early stage in their career.