The Film, TV & Theatre department at Sheil Land Associates represents writers, writer-directors and producers working in television drama & comedy, film, theatre, radio, children’s live action, animation and digital media. Please see the individual credits below for all our clients.
We also represent the film, TV, stage rights and broadcasting interests of Sheil Land authors and books as you will find elsewhere on this website: from thrillers and crime stories, historical fiction, young adult and children’s novels through to science fiction, fantasy and award-winning literary novels alongside the full range of non fiction titles. Many are optioned for film and television to producers in the UK and overseas.
Our clients’ theatre productions have included Paterson Joseph's Sancho: An Act of Remembrance at the Wilton's Music Hall in London following a successful US tour. It will also be performed as part of the Lyric Hammersmith reopening programme in February 2021, read more about it here. Productions in 2019/2020 included By the Waters of Liverpool based on the book by Helen Forrester premiered at the Liverpool Empire following the box office smashes of Twopence to Cross the Mersey and Sally Abbott's I Think We Are Alone with Frantic Assembly began touring the UK in early February. Naylah Ahmed's play When the Fire's Gone Out will be part of the HOME Festival in 2021.
On television, Dan Berlinka’s The A List premiered on the BBC iPlayer as one of the first teen commissions from CBBC. It is also now on Netflix worldwide who have solely recommissioned the series which is now filming for broadcast 2021. Dan is co-creator, co-writer, co-director and EP over the series. Amanda Duke's factual drama The Cure produced by Story Films was broadcast on Channel 4 in late 2019. See trailer (right). Susan Hill's The Small Hand also premiered on Channel 5 for Christmas viewing 2019 which was produced by Awesome Media. It is now available to purchase on DVD, see more here.  David Chidlow has returned to  Jimmy McGovern's Moving On with a third episode and his two episodes of Hidden for BBC4 were broadcast in early 2020. New client Adriel Leff has also written for the next series of Jimmy McGovern's Moving On which will transmit in early 2021. Sally Abbott is returning to Vera with a second script for the series which will shoot in 2021.
In Children's TV, Dog  Loves Books series premiered on CBBC and is available on iPlayer. Alan Gilbey was the lead writer on over 30 episodes! Omari McCarthy's first TV broadcast credit was an episode of JoJo & Gran Gran which aired on CBBC in 2020 and is available on iPlayer. Dan Berlinka has created and written a new CBBC comedy series Lagging which begins production this Autumn. Brian Dooley  has also written on the series. The Brothers McLeod's much loved preschool animation series Circle Square will be going into production shortly for CBeebies.
If you’d like an up to date copy of our writer lists or available titles for adaptation please contact Lucy or Donna (
We are experiencing a high volume of submissions so there may be a delay in your response. Should you wish to submit a screenplay or script idea to us, please read our submissions guidelines.



Lucy Fawcett completed her law degree at the Polytechnic of Central London and following posts at the University of London Library and Waterstones, she joined Dramatists and Directors Agency Rochelle Stevens & Co. She joined Sheil Land in 2007 and heads the Film & TV department.
Donna McCafferty is the assistant to the Film TV and Theatre department. She completed her BA (Hons) in Performing Arts in Ireland in 2017. After a short period teaching and doing some freelance theatre jobs, she joined Sheil Land in the Summer of 2019. 




In addition to representing the film television and theatre interests of Sheil Land's authors, we also represent the following screenwriting, directing and producing talent:





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