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Mon, 20 Jun


Online Webinar, via Zoom

Writers’ Group with Roya Eslami, Scripted Producer at Hat Trick and Hat Trick Mercurio

For this month’s writers’ group we will be joined by scripted producer, Roya Eslami.

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Writers’ Group with Roya Eslami, Scripted Producer at Hat Trick and Hat Trick Mercurio
Writers’ Group with Roya Eslami, Scripted Producer at Hat Trick and Hat Trick Mercurio

Time & Location

20 Jun 2022, 18:30 – 19:30 BST

Online Webinar, via Zoom

About the Event

For this month’s Writers’ Group, host Christina Pickworth will be in conversation with scripted producer Roya Eslami talking through her journey into the industry and sharing insights on how she works with writers in her role at Hat Trick and Hat Trick Mercurio to develop scripts and projects.

After the talk there will be time for the audience to ask questions during the Q&A.

Event Schedule:

18:25: Please join the webinar waiting room

18:30: Christina Pickworth in conversation with Roya Eslami

19:15: Attendee Q&A opens

19:30: Finish

Roya Eslami is a scripted producer, working at Hat Trick in comedy and Hat Trick Mercurio, Jed Mercurio’s drama outfit. Having started her career in television at BBC Comedy where she was a development assistant, she then moved into drama beginning as a script intern and working her way up to in-house Script Editor at Tiger Aspect; there, she worked across multiple developments and productions, including the Emmy nominated C4 series, Adult Material, written by Lucy Kirkwood. As a producer, she now develops her own slate developing comedy, drama and particularly shows which like her, can’t decide what they are.


Christina Pickworth, Agent, Imagine Talent

Christina is an agent for writers and directors at a small, bespoke agency Imagine Talent, with a list that focuses on emerging talent and female voices. Christina has written feature films, consulted for production companies and financiers, and freelanced at United Agents, as well as spending several years working in film development finance for a fund that invested in 300 British film projects over three years. Christina has previously sat on the selection committee for the BAFTA Rocliffe screenwriting competitions, and she consults for Stage 32, Industrial Scripts and Reel One Entertainment.

How will the online event work?

This event will be live streamed via Viewing details will be sent via your confirmation.

Attending participants will not be visible to others and will be muted throughout the session. After the talk, there will be an opportunity for audience members to ask their questions to the panel by using the Q&A feature.

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