Sumerah Srivastava

January 5th, 2021

Sumerah is a screenwriter and playwright with a background in media and law.

She’s been identified as a rising star in the BBC’s 2017 New Talent Hotlist and was a BAFTA Crew (Film/TV) participant. Sumerah completed MediaXchange and Creative Skillset’s invited programme Advanced Writing for TV drama and she was selected to take part in Vertical Lab, a mentoring programme by the Independent Film Trust.

As a playwright she has been a member of the Royal Court’s Critical Mass and invited Studio Writers’ programmes, Stratford East’s Musical Theatre Initiative, Orange Tree Writers Collective and The Criterion playwright programme.

Sumerah is a keen advocate for inclusion and volunteers as Co-chair of the Equality & Diversity committee at the Writers Guild of Great Britain. She is also a member of the Writers Guild of America West, the Royal Television Society and Mercury Musical Developments. She is on Twitter @sumerahas and more info can be found at