Jackie Okwera is a screenwriter for TV and film based in Manchester. 

Before her screenwriting career took off, Jackie spent eleven years working in TV and film development. She script edited continuing drama series and then worked for various leading indies, which culminated in a BAFTA membership in 2018.

Jackie has original projects in development with Big Light, Expectation Entertainment, Sony Pictures TV/Whisper and 42. She has written episodes of Emmerdale, Mallorca Files and has worked in writers’ rooms for Netflix and Sky. She is currently in a room for an exciting new Bad Robot series for HBO Max.

Jackie has also been selected as one of the Edinburgh TV festival’s ‘Ones to Watch’ for 2021.



Writer & Creator 


Original drama series. Creator. In Development.

In Development

Mini-series biopic. Creator. In Development.

Whisper/Sony TV

Original 6 x 30’ comedy drama

Expectation Entertainment
In development

Original 6 x 60’ supernatural thriller

Big Light productions
In development


Supervising Producer 

Writers' room. Supervising Producer.

Bad Robot for HBO Max

Writers Room & treatment commission for TV adaptation of Candice Brathwaite's novel. In development.

Look Out Point for SKY

Writers Room

New Wave Agency / Netflix for Netflix

Writers Room

Bad Wolf

Writers Room

Red Rum Films / Working Title

Commissioned to write 1 episode

Cosmopolitan Pics for BBC1

Member of the series writing team. Written multiple episodes.

ITV Studios for ITV


Writer & Creator & Associate Producer 

Writer/Creator/Associate Producer 

Original short film. Creator and Associate Producer. 

BFI/BBC/Public Display of Affections Films