Edinburgh TV Festival supported by Screen Scotland

Simon Nelson

Development Executive, BBC Writersroom

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Simon has worked with BBC Writersroom for five years.  In this role he takes the lead in the development of new writers covering Television, Radio and Online content.  He works on the Writersroom Scriptroom and Comedyroom projects as well as taking the lead on the TV Drama Writers’ Programme and the BBC Television Writers’ Festival.  Before joining the Writersroom, Simon worked in regional repertory theatres across the UK, as well as with national theatre companies, as an actor, director and dramaturg.  He went on to storyline and script edit many dramas for both the BBC and ITV before graduating from the BBC Drama Producers’ course.  He has made several dramas and comedies for the Corporation. 

Simon is interested in the development of writers and would like to meet:

I’m always interested to meet with writers early in their careers, or who have a track record in theatre and are looking to move to TV, or those who have been in TV for a while but feel ‘stuck’.