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Jyoti Fernandes

Producer

Agent: Julie Press - julie@kitsonpress.co.uk

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Jyoti has worked in scripted drama as a Development Producer and Script Editor and was a producer on ‘EastEnders‘ for two years. She has worked on numerous projects including ‘You, Me and the Apocalypse‘ for Working Title/Sky, ‘Stella‘ for Sky 1/Tidy Productions, BBC 1’s ‘Silent Witness‘ and more recently on the single film adaptation of Kit de Waal’s ‘My Name is Leon‘ for Douglas Road/BBC. She began her career as an actress before embarking on a successful writing career in stage, television and radio.

Work

Television

The Teacher (2021)
Clapperboard Studios / Channel 5

Producer on this new 4 x 60 thriller series, shot on location in Hungary starring Sheridan Smith. Exec producers Michael Klokkus and Mike Benson.

My Name Is Leon (2020-2021)
Douglas Road / Tiger Aspect

Script Executive on this 90-minute television screen adaptation by Shola Amoo. Based on the best-selling novel by Kit de Waal. Director Lynette Linton. Filmed early 2021.

Development Producer (2016-2020)
Douglas Road Productions / Artists Studio

Development Producer across a slate of development projects for Lenny Henry’s company Douglas Road Productions, and most recently secured director, Kibwe Tavares, to make his directorial debut. Projects included original series and adaptations with writers such as: Shola Amoo, Jonathan Harvey, Trix Worrell, Meera Syal, Tanika Gupta, Lenny Henry, David Allison, Nathan Caton, Hyde Panesar, Carmen Harris, Carol Russell.

You, Me and the Apocalypse
Working Title Films / Big Balls Films / NBC / Sky

Series Script Producer on this 10 x 60’ series. Producer: Nick Pitt, Polly Buckle / Susie Liggat. Exec producer: Juliette Howell. Created by Iain Hollands. Writers: Mickey Down, Geoff Bussetil & Ben Vanstone, Julian Jones, Richard Welsh, Iain Hollands.

Stella 2 & 3
Tidy Productions / Sky

Script Associate on 2 series of this popular 6 x 60 comedy drama starring Ruth Jones. Writers: Rob Evans, Simon Ludders, Ben Edwards, Ruth Jones, David Peet. Producer: Jon Williams. Executive Producer: David Peet & Ruth Jones.

Street Legal
Sony Pictures Television International / ITV

Development Producer, developed and produced pitch and pilot episode for this 40 x 30 continuing legal drama for ITV Daytime. Showrunner, Writer & Executive Producer: Chris Murray. Executive Producer for SPTI: Dean Hargrove. Series Producer: Mike Dormer.

EastEnders
BBC TV

Producer on this flagship continuing drama for BBC1. Worked on all aspects of scripts, production and post on 50 Episodes, including a ‘special’ shot entirely on location in France. Executive Producer; Kate Harwood, Kathleen Hutchison. Worked with writers including: Sarah Phelps, James Payne, Ashley Pharaoh, Jeff Povey, Christopher Reason, Rob Gittins.

BAFTA Winner, Best Continuing Drama 2006

Bad Girls
Shed Productions / ITV

Story Producer, storylined this iconic series set in a women’s prison with co-creators, Ann McManus and Maureen Chadwick. Created series arcs and individual episode storylines, scene breakdowns and character biogs. Also oversaw the commissioning process and sourcing new writers for the series. Writers: Polly Eden, Ann McManus, Maureen Chadwick. Executive Producer: Brian Park.

Silent Witness (Series 6, 7 & 8)
BBC TV

Series Script Editor on 3 series of this iconic crime drama for BBC 1, starring Amanda Burton and introducing Tom Ward and William Gaminara. Script edited 10 x 120 episodes. Producer: Nick Pitt. Executive Producers: Jessica Pope, Laura Mackie. Writers: Stephen Brady, Tony McHale, Michael Crompton, Dusty Hughes, Ed Whitmore. Directors: Jon East, Ashley Pearce, Rennie Rye, Nick Renton, Patrick Lau, Coky Giedroyc.

Crossroads
Carlton Television

Script Producer/Series Script Editor, worked across the initial revival of this re-booted 5 x 30 continuing series. Managed the script department, and oversaw all script responsibilities pre, during and post shoot. Series Producers: Kay Patrick, David Shanks. Executive Producer: Sharon Bloom.

Casualty (Series 14)
BBC TV

Script Editor on this long-running drama series. Producer: Tim Bradley. Series Producer: Alexei de Keyser. Writers: Simon Mirren, Andrew Rattenbury, Tony McHale, Len Collin, Jeff Povey.

Family Affairs
Grundy Productions / C5

Script Editor/Storyliner on this long-running soap. Creator and Executive Producer: Mal Young. Executive Producer for C5: Corrinne Hollingworth. Devised concept and created series arcs and episode storylines with Mal Young before solely script editing first 25 episodes – ready for transmission for the launch of Channel 5.

World English
BBC Schools

Series Script Editor

Big Kids
BBC Children's

Series Script Editor

Grange Hill
BBC TV

Series Script Editor

Dream Child
BBC / Crucial Films

Writer, 10min film – Funky Black Shorts series

EastEnders
BBC TV

Writer

Emmerdale
YTV

Writer

Radio

True Blue
BBC Radio 4

Writer, 60min original play

Park Lodge
BBC Radio 5

Writer, 6-episode original series

Magic Roundabout
Radio 1

Writer, action special – read by Sir Michael Hordern

Theatre

Writer: Moonlight Serenade, Phoenix Arts, Leicester & Lyric Hammersmith

Writer: The Ballad of Billy Rainbow, Edinburgh Fringe & Leicester Haymarket Studio

Writer: The Life and Love of Mr Patel, Leicester Haymarket Studio

Writer: Nimai, Leicester Haymarket Studio

Writer: Kali Mata, Leicester Haymarket Studio

Writer: Safar, Leicester Haymarket Studio

Writer: Subah O Shaam, Derby Playhouse Studio

Writer: Kirti, Sona and Ba, Leicester Haymarket Studio

Writer: Prem, Battersea Arts Centre/Soho Poly Theatre

Writer: Awaaj, The Other Place, Stratford
Finalist, RSC New Writers’ Project

Writer: Lina, Royal Court Young Writers’ Festival
Finalist