“I think it’s incredibly important for experienced and emerging writers to support an organisation like the Writers’ Guild which does an amazing job in both fighting for and protecting writers’ rights and I believe that in supporting the Guild we are in turn supporting each other as writers.”
Olu Alakija is a screenwriter, playwright and script reader. He has completed the Royal Court Theatre’s Critical Mass Playwriting programme and previously he has been shortlisted for the IRP Young Playwrights Award, the Prix Iris Europe awards and Lime Pictures Writer Development Programme. He is also the winner of a CRE Race in the Media award for his short film Guilty and his short play The Body was a winner of the Lambeth Readers and Writers Festival’s First Draft Playwriting competition. He has worked as a script reader for The Bush Theatre and as a jury member for the William Saroyan Playwriting Prize. His work including The Only Way, Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Elbows, End of Term Show and School Days has appeared at The Young Vic, The Arts Theatre, The Proud Archivist, Theatre Royal Stratford East and The St James Theatre.