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Katrina Smith-Jackson

Filmmaking Tutor, MetFilm School London

Katrina Smith-Jackson is a talented new screenwriter, who has participated in writers rooms for companies including Bad Wolf and Red Planet, as well as hit Sky Atlantic show Riviera, and was recently selected to write on the forthcoming series of BBC show Waterloo Road. Katrina has written the pilot for an original TV series for BBC Studios and Channel 4 based on her Screen Nation award nominated web series Shrink, which looks at the stigma of mental illness within the Black community. Her feature script, Queerly Beloved, was shortlisted for the Greenacre Productions and TriForce Creative Network Script Search initiative. Previously, Katrina won the TriForce Creative Network’s WriterSlam with her original series Tilbury Rush, influenced by Katrina’s British Jamaican heritage, which received a Sky Drama reading, featuring actors Karen Bryson (Shameless), Wil Johnson (Waking the Dead) and Elaine Cassidy (Fingersmith). Katrina’s credits include episodes of Channel 4 series, Hollyoaks, as well as BBC children’s show Jojo and Gran Gran. She currently lectures at MetFilm School & Central Saint Martins alongside John Yorke and has worked in development at Idris Elba’s production company Green Door Pictures, after starting her career as a script researcher on long running BBC series Eastenders.