Regional Representatives

David Allison

David Allison

Yorkshire

“I’m a television scriptwriter and occasional playwright based in Leeds, and I’ve been working professionally in the industry for 18 years. I’ve made three original TV series, including Bedlam for Sky and Boy Meets Girl for ITV, and I mostly make my living in the heaven and hell of original development. You can see what I’m currently working on here.

“I’ve also taught scriptwriting at the Arvon Foundation in Shropshire and Yorkshire, Central Saint Martins in London, and Sheffield Hallam and Leeds Beckett Universities.

“I’m passionate about diverse and original Northern voices being heard in our industry, and about the industry showing real commitment to regional representation and film and TV production. Despite the welcome growth of MediaCity in Manchester, TV’s outlook and mindset is still depressingly London-centric. I would love to play a small part in challenging that by helping writers in our region feel that their voice and their concerns are being heard, and that they’re being properly rewarded for their labour.”