Inaugural DHA Open Day for Under-represented Scriptwriters

On Thursday 19th September, David Higham Associates were delighted to welcome ten incredibly talented scriptwriters to our offices for our inaugural Scriptwriters Open Day for under-represented writers.

The ten writers were chosen from a pool of nearly 600 applications and received talks from industry experts including Daniel Bailey and Ifrah Ismail from the Bush Theatre literary department, Katie Carpenter from the development team at Sister Pictures, independent film producer Casey Herbert and one of our own DHA script-writing clients, Suhayla El-Bushra. This was alongside one-to-one feedback sessions with DHA agents Penni Killick and Clare Israel and advice on the process of obtaining an agent from Nicky Lund.


The successful writers were:

Amarjit Bassan

Constance Cheng

Natalie Froome

Aodhān Gallagher

Nick Harrison

Emily Isaacs

Will Miles

Marissa Ogbeide

Valerie Osibona

Kate Reid


Our next DHA Open Day will be for Adult Fiction writers and will be held on 30th January 2020. Applications have now closed but please see here for more details.