“ It was a joy to meet Harriet and we can't wait to welcome her into our family of talented writers. I'm looking forward to working together on her fantastic Newcastle-set project and bring her unique cast of Georgie Mams to life! ”Gaynor Mellor, Creative Director at Rollem Productions
Harriet joins Joe McNally and Liz Redwood who will receive placements with Bonafide Films and Lime Pictures respectively.
Each of the writers wins a £3000 bursary and a package of money-can't-buy opportunities including mentoring, shadowing, and introductions to industry professionals.
The celebration on Thursday night was hosted with North East Screen, the North East's regional screen agency which nurtures homegrown talent including writers producers and directors. The event was attended by Gaynor Mellor (Creative Director) and Jade Jones (Development Executive) from Rollem who were delighted to present Harriet with her award.
“ Nurturing the next generation of talent is a key priority for Channel 4, particularly in the north, which is why we are so committed to these awards. ”Caroline Hollick, Head Of Drama at Channel 4
“ These awards offer genuine career-changing experiences and it's enormously fulfilling for us to play a part in nurturing and celebrating new talent. ”Will Mackie, Senior Programme Manager at New Writing North