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Emma Reeves

Screenwriter
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Emma is an award-winning writer working across screen and stage. Her TV credits include The Worst Witch (Lead Writer) Eve (Lead Writer and co-creator) The Dumping Ground, Young Dracula, The Story of Tracy Beaker, Belonging, The Murder of Princess Diana (Lifetime Channel), Spirit Warriorsand Doctors.

Her stage work includes her acclaimed adaptation of Jacqueline Wilson’s Hetty Feather (national tour and West End 2014, and 2015-2016, Olivier nominated and CAMEO Award winner), Carrie’s War, Little Women, Cool Hand Luke and The Snow Child.

Emma has won Best Children’s TV Episode at The Writers Guild Awards twice – in 2016 for Eve and in 2017 for an episode of The Dumping Ground. Other awards include an RTS Best Children’s Drama for her Tracy Beaker Returns episode, an RTS North East award for Best Children’s Programme for her Dumping Ground episode, an RTS Scotland Award for Best Children’s Drama for Eve and Doctor Who Magazine Favourite Audio Drama award 2016 for Forgotten Lives.

In October 2016 two of Emma’s episodes from the Dumping Ground and Hetty Feather were nominated for a Children’s BAFTA for Best Drama. In November, her episode of Hetty Feather was nominated for a Broadcast Award for Best Children’s Programme.

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