Jackie Okwera is a screenwriter for TV and film. 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 in development for various leading UK indies, which culminated in a BAFTA membership in 2018. 

Jackie is currently writing an episode of an exciting new Bad Robot series for HBO Max. She is also a supervising producer for her episode. Jackie has written episodes of Emmerdale, Mallorca Files and has worked in writers’ rooms for HBO Max, Netflix, Sky and Channel 4.  She has original projects in development with Merman, Big Light Productions, Archery Pictures and Expectation Entertainment. Jackie was also selected as one of the Edinburgh TV festival’s ‘Ones to Watch’ in 2021.



Writer & Creator 

Original comedy drama series in development


Original drama series in development

Archery Pictures

Original 6 x 30’ comedy drama in development

Expectation Entertainment

Original 6 x 60’ supernatural thriller in development

Big Light Productions


Writers' room. Supervising Producer and script commission. In development

Bad Robot for HBO Max

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

Lookout 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

Story Consultant 

Story consultant for drama series. Written by Michelle Gayle and Alex Von Tunzelmann. In development. 

Little Door for Channel 4


Writer & Creator & Associate Producer 

Writer/Creator/Associate Producer 

Original short film. Creator and Associate Producer. 

BFI/BBC/Public Display of Affections Films