Film, TV & Theatre

We represent both established and up-and-coming screenwriters and playwrights, creating acclaimed and successful work for cinema, television, theatre and new media. Our stable of writers includes BAFTA, Emmy and Olivier award-winners working on both sides of the Atlantic. The department is also highly skilled in negotiating the sale of screen and stage rights to the books we handle.

For film/TV rights enquiries, please check the relevant author’s page for the film/TV agent. For all general enquiries and enquiries regarding Elise Dillsworth’s authors please email or

To find out how to submit your work to the Film, TV & Theatre department please click here.

Find our resource guide here for new screenwriters and playwrights.

And please visit our new View page to see trailers, clips and showreels.


VACANCY:  Film, TV & Theatre Intern

The Film, TV & Theatre department at David Higham Associates has a vacancy for a 6-month part-time intern to work two days a week.

Working hours are 9.15am – 5.30pm and we pay the London Living Wage (pro-rated).

Our office in Soho, London, is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic but we plan to return to the office in September 2021. Our intern will therefore initially carry out duties remotely with handover and plenty of guidance and management given over Zoom and phone calls until such time as the office reopens. (Please note that when the office does re-open we will not contribute to travel or accommodation costs)

We’re looking for an enthusiastic, focused individual with good initiative and administrative skills, who is passionate about the world of film, TV and theatre and is keen to learn more about working in a literary agency.

Tasks will include:

  • Reading scripts and writing reports
  • Preparing sales and marketing materials
  • Updating and maintaining our database of submissions and contracts
  • Basic contract administration
  • Ad hoc research
  • Photocopying, scanning, and filing contracts (when the office reopens)
  • Assisting in the organisation of company open days and writer outreach initiatives
  • Social Media and Messaging
  • General support to the Film, TV and Theatre department as required

To apply, please email your CV and a brief covering email to Munro Gascoigne at And please include mention in your covering email of where you heard about this position.

Please note that only successful applicants will be contacted.

Applications close midnight on 6th August 2021

Interviews will be held remotely over Zoom on Thursday 12th and Friday 13th August, with the position to start as soon as possible after that.