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Kate Verghese

Writer

Kate was selected for the BBC TV Drama Writers’ Program 2017 through which she developed psychosexual thriller DISGRACE (currently in development with Element Pictures / BBC One) She was recently in the writers room and went on to write an episode for THE SPANISH PRINCESS for New Pictures/Stars and INDUSTRY for Bad Wolf/HBO with Lena Dunham as one of their directors. She is currently developing original television projects with production companies such as Mammoth Screen and Clerkenwell. Kate was the BBC’s youngest ever Story Producer on the long-running BBC medical drama Holby City, and went on to be a core writer for the show.

Credits

TELEVISION
Date: 2020
Production (role):
UNSUB
Company:
Amazon Studios US
Project details:
Original script and series
Dir. Larry Trilling
Date: 2020
Production (role):
THE SEDUCTION
Company:
Expanded Media
Project details:
Original script and series
Date: 2019
Production (role):
THE IMPOSTORS
Company:
Mammoth Screen
Project details:
Original script and series
Date: 2019
Production (role):
LOLLY
Company:
Clerkenwell Films
Project details:
Original script and series in development
Date: 2018
Production (role):
THE SPANISH PRINCESS
Company:
New Pictures/STARZ
Project details:
1 Episode & Writersroom
Date: 2018
Production (role):
DISGRACE
Company:
BBC/Element Pictures
Project details:
Original script and series in development with the BBC
Date: 2018
Production (role):
INDUSTRY
Company:
Bad Wolf/HBO
Project details:
1 Episode & Writersroom
Date: 2013 - 2016
Production (role):
HOLBY CITY
Company:
BBC
Project details:
14 Episodes across various series
Date: Feb 2015
Production (role):
CRITICAL
Company:
Hattrick / Sky
Project details:
Series 2, Treatment stage
Date: Dec 2014
Production (role):
CASUALTY
Company:
BBC (Series 29, Episode 26)
Date: Dec 2014
Production (role):
LEWIS
Company:
Mammoth / ITVC (Series 9, 2 Episodes)
Producer/Production Employment
Date: Mar 2012 - Oct 2013
Production (role):
STORY PRODUCER (Holby City)
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Working with Holby’s consultant series producer and head writer to define and drive the show’s creative vision, develop storylines, generate story ideas, create new characters, liaise with the cast

Nurturing the show’s writers to create serial story ideas and fulfill the show’s writer-led remit

Leading key editorial meetings including at story conference, script commissioning and planning meetings

Managing the story department including, editor and researcher

Maintaining an overview of every episode, ensuring the writer meets the show’s creative ambition. Giving script notes throughout the development process. Also script editing key episodes

Creatively navigating scheduling and financial constraints; production awareness vital to the role

Liaising with all production departments including the cast, directors, line producers, post-production etc.

Tracking new and emerging writing talent in order to scout new and interesting voices for the writing team. Attending theatre regularly, reading for Writers Academy and BBC Drama shadow schemes
Date: Oct 2011
Production (role):
SCRIPT EDITOR (Holby City)
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Ongoing script editing key episodes. Working with writers throughout the script development process to deliver creative, punctual shooting scripts, in line with the writer’s vision and the show’s editorial ambition

Turning around script drafts concisely and to tight deadlines, writing clear concise script notes

Re-structuring and generating storylines within the script. Maintaining awareness of new and emerging talent
Date: Feb 2011 - Feb 2012
Production (role):
STORY EDITOR (Holby City)
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Responsible for generating and developing storylines, characters and the serial story document

Overseeing the transition from story to script; giving notes throughout script development
Date: Aug 2010 - Feb 2011
Production (role):
STORY RESEARCHER (Holby City)
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Generating and developing challenging, character-driven storylines through accurate and inventive research. Working closely with writers to achieve key story beats

Finding creative solutions to any story or research obstacles

Supervising story arcs; liaising with the script department, giving script and continuity notes

Reading BBC Writers Academy submissions, writing script reports
Date: Mar - Aug 2010
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Script Researcher

Working across four episodes at any one time; responsible for working closely with each episode’s writer throughout the script development process, providing clear ambitious research that vivified the writer’s episodic story

Liaising with script editors and producers to give the writers notes at each draft
Date: Nov 2009 - Mar 2010
Production (role):
ASSISTANT SCRIPT EDITOR (Eastenders)
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Turning around clear, pertinent script notes for twelve scripts per week to tight deadlines

Managing continuity across all scripts, assisting script editors quickly and accurately when briefing writers and with script queries. Shadow script editing
Date: Jun - Nov 2009
Company:
BBC Radio Drama
Project details:
Script Editor / Producer / Director / Development Producer

Script editor, co-director and co-producer of Radio 4 plays including original drama

Adapted, directed and produced Lolita for the Radio Drama Director’s Course

Development work for Radio 3, script edited and produced competition winning scripts with new talent
Date: Sep 2008 - Mar 2010
Company:
BBC
Project details:
PRODUCTION TRAINEE SCHEME

Selected from over 3000 applicants to undertake gold standard fast track producer scheme that launched Mark Thompson’s career. The scheme was comprised of four jobs in BBC departments including drama, news and factual development.

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2020
    Production (role): UNSUB
    Company: Amazon Studios US
    Project details: Original script and series
    Dir. Larry Trilling
  • Date: 2020
    Production (role): THE SEDUCTION
    Company: Expanded Media
    Project details: Original script and series
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): THE IMPOSTORS
    Company: Mammoth Screen
    Project details: Original script and series
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): LOLLY
    Company: Clerkenwell Films
    Project details: Original script and series in development
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): THE SPANISH PRINCESS
    Company: New Pictures/STARZ
    Project details: 1 Episode & Writersroom
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): DISGRACE
    Company: BBC/Element Pictures
    Project details: Original script and series in development with the BBC
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): INDUSTRY
    Company: Bad Wolf/HBO
    Project details: 1 Episode & Writersroom
  • Date: 2013 - 2016
    Production (role): HOLBY CITY
    Company: BBC
    Project details: 14 Episodes across various series
  • Date: Feb 2015
    Production (role): CRITICAL
    Company: Hattrick / Sky
    Project details: Series 2, Treatment stage
  • Date: Dec 2014
    Production (role): CASUALTY
    Company: BBC (Series 29, Episode 26)
    Project details:
  • Date: Dec 2014
    Production (role): LEWIS
    Company: Mammoth / ITVC (Series 9, 2 Episodes)
    Project details:
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: Mar 2012 - Oct 2013
    Production (role): STORY PRODUCER (Holby City)
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Working with Holby’s consultant series producer and head writer to define and drive the show’s creative vision, develop storylines, generate story ideas, create new characters, liaise with the cast

    Nurturing the show’s writers to create serial story ideas and fulfill the show’s writer-led remit

    Leading key editorial meetings including at story conference, script commissioning and planning meetings

    Managing the story department including, editor and researcher

    Maintaining an overview of every episode, ensuring the writer meets the show’s creative ambition. Giving script notes throughout the development process. Also script editing key episodes

    Creatively navigating scheduling and financial constraints; production awareness vital to the role

    Liaising with all production departments including the cast, directors, line producers, post-production etc.

    Tracking new and emerging writing talent in order to scout new and interesting voices for the writing team. Attending theatre regularly, reading for Writers Academy and BBC Drama shadow schemes
  • Date: Oct 2011
    Production (role): SCRIPT EDITOR (Holby City)
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Ongoing script editing key episodes. Working with writers throughout the script development process to deliver creative, punctual shooting scripts, in line with the writer’s vision and the show’s editorial ambition

    Turning around script drafts concisely and to tight deadlines, writing clear concise script notes

    Re-structuring and generating storylines within the script. Maintaining awareness of new and emerging talent
  • Date: Feb 2011 - Feb 2012
    Production (role): STORY EDITOR (Holby City)
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Responsible for generating and developing storylines, characters and the serial story document

    Overseeing the transition from story to script; giving notes throughout script development
  • Date: Aug 2010 - Feb 2011
    Production (role): STORY RESEARCHER (Holby City)
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Generating and developing challenging, character-driven storylines through accurate and inventive research. Working closely with writers to achieve key story beats

    Finding creative solutions to any story or research obstacles

    Supervising story arcs; liaising with the script department, giving script and continuity notes

    Reading BBC Writers Academy submissions, writing script reports
  • Date: Mar - Aug 2010
    Production (role):
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Script Researcher

    Working across four episodes at any one time; responsible for working closely with each episode’s writer throughout the script development process, providing clear ambitious research that vivified the writer’s episodic story

    Liaising with script editors and producers to give the writers notes at each draft
  • Date: Nov 2009 - Mar 2010
    Production (role): ASSISTANT SCRIPT EDITOR (Eastenders)
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Turning around clear, pertinent script notes for twelve scripts per week to tight deadlines

    Managing continuity across all scripts, assisting script editors quickly and accurately when briefing writers and with script queries. Shadow script editing
  • Date: Jun - Nov 2009
    Production (role):
    Company: BBC Radio Drama
    Project details: Script Editor / Producer / Director / Development Producer

    Script editor, co-director and co-producer of Radio 4 plays including original drama

    Adapted, directed and produced Lolita for the Radio Drama Director’s Course

    Development work for Radio 3, script edited and produced competition winning scripts with new talent
  • Date: Sep 2008 - Mar 2010
    Production (role):
    Company: BBC
    Project details: PRODUCTION TRAINEE SCHEME

    Selected from over 3000 applicants to undertake gold standard fast track producer scheme that launched Mark Thompson’s career. The scheme was comprised of four jobs in BBC departments including drama, news and factual development.