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Emily Rhodes


Emily is a UK-based Writer and Story Producer, with a strong interest in international co-productions. After two years of working in Europe as a Development Executive, and thirteen years of TV/Film industry experience in total, Emily made the leap into full-time writing towards the close of 2019.

Emily is currently working as a Staff Writer for AGE OF QUEENS, a series in development with HBO MAX/TNT, for Readymade Films (Germany).

Emily’s project THE BOOK-CLUB was recently commissioned for development by Audible (Germany).

Emily and her co-writer are working with Dan Sefton to adapt Karen Gregory’s YA novel COUNTLESS for Black Sheep Films (France) and Seven Seas Films (UK).

Last year, Emily was shortlisted as one of the final 4% for the Red Planet Prize 2020 (UK). Emily was also chosen as one of eight European writers to partake in Canal+ Cannes Series Institute, and undertook a Staff Writer’s role for a Writers Room run by Federation (France).

In addition to her industry work, Emily is presently completing an MA in Writing for Stage and Broadcast, at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

It was in 2016, whilst working as the Writers’ Assistant to Jez Butterworth on Season 1 of BRITANNIA that Emily was inspired to pursue her own writing career. When offered a place on the Writers’ Programme SERIAL EYES at the DFFB Film School (Berlin), – Emily knew she must go!

After the completion of Serial Eyes in 2017, Emily moved to Munich to work in-house at Bavaria Fiction as a Writer / Development Executive. During her two years there, Emily was involved in Writers’ Rooms for: Season 1/2 of the German-French DEUTSCH-LES-LANDES (Amazon France / Magenta TV), Season 1/2 of the Finnish-German crime drama, ARCTIC CIRCLE (Elisa / ZDF), and Season 2 of DAS BOOT (Sky). In parallel, Emily signed a development deal with H+V (Munich) to write her own TV concept, LIFELINE.

Emily graduated from Goldsmiths College (University of London) in 2011 with a first-class degree in BA (Hons) English and Comparative Literature, and has been working in the TV/Film industry ever since.

In Development:

Age of Queens (TV Series) / Historical Drama / Readymade Films: HBO MAX/TNT

The Book-Club (Audio Drama) / Contemporary drama with history interwoven: AUDIBLE GERMANY

Countless (TV Series) / Coming of Age Drama / Black Sheep Films + Seven Sea Films

Lifeline (TV Series) / Dark Family Drama / H+V


2019 – Arctic Circle, S2 Development (TV) – English Dialogue Writer: ELISA / ZDF

2019 – Deutsch-Les-Landes, S2 Development (TV) – Staff Writer: AMAZON FR / MAGENTA TV

2018 – Das Boot, S2 (TV) – Story Producer: SKY

2017 – Arctic Circle, S1 (TV) – Development Executive: ELISA / ZDF

2017 – Deutsch-Les-Landes, S1 (TV) – Associate Producer: AMAZON FR / MAGENTA TV

2016 – Britannia, Season One (TV) – Writer’s Assistant: SKY

2015-2016 – Denial (Cinema) – Director’s Assistant / Script Coordinator

2015 – Una (Cinema) – Director’s Assistant / Script Coordinator

2015 – The Front Desk (Webseries) –  Co-Director / Producer

2015 – Eddie the Eagle (Cinema) – Directors’ Assistant

2014 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Cinema) – Producer’s Assistant

2013- 2014 – Kingsman: The Secret Service (Cinema) – Directors’ Assistant

2013 – A Little Chaos (Cinema) – Assistant Director

2012 – Edge of Tomorrow (Cinema) – 2nd Unit Assistant Director

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