Sumerah Srivastav is a screenwriter, playwright and librettist with a background in TV, film and radio production.
She is a regular writer on EastEnders and a BAFTA Crew participant (Film/TV) for 2018.
In 2017 she was identified as a rising star in the BBC’s New Talent Hotlist and was one of fourteen writers to complete the MediaXchange/Creative Skillset programme on Advanced Writing for TV drama with her original crime series First Response.
As a playwright she has been a member of the Royal Court Critical Mass and invited Studio Writers’ programmes, the Stratford East Musical Theatre Initiative, Orange Tree Writers Collective and The Criterion playwright programme.
Sumerah is a member of the Writers Guild, the Royal Television Society, Women in Film & TV and Mercury Musical Developments.
She is on Twitter @sumerahas and more info can be found at www.sumerah.com