Simon Nelson

Development Executive
BBC Writersroom

Simon is the  Development Executive for BBC Writersroom. In this role he takes the lead in the development of new writers and writing for BBC Drama, BBC Comedy and BBC Children’s Drama, covering Television, Radio and Online content.
He works on the Writersroom Dramaroom and Comedyroom projects as well as taking the lead on Directorsroom and the annual BBC Television Writers Festival.
Before joining the Writersroom, Simon worked in regional repertory theatres across the UK, as well as with national theatre companies, as an actor, director and dramaturge. He went on to storyline and script edit many dramas for both the BBC and ITV before graduating from the BBC Drama Producers’ course. He has made several dramas and comedies for the Corporation; he is also the voice director of Dangermouse!