...because every picture tells a story...
Meet the multi-award winning team behind the Scribe dramas.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, SHOWRUNNER & SCREENWRITER
Rebecca is an award-winning series creator, screenwriter, producer and director with over 20 years in the television industry. She is well known for taking television series from conception to screen for broadcasters including HBO, ZDF, BBC, BBC Studios, M-Net, SABC, Discovery, UKTV, Netflix, Discovery & more. Rebecca has created, written, directed and produced multiple television series and is a formidable, experienced and well respected Showrunner.
Post a BA BSc World Theatre & Media degree from Central School of Speech & Drama & South Bank University, Rebecca spent several years working in television development & production in London for companies including Jetix, Endemol, ITV and BBC followed by several years at Impossible Pictures developing television series, storylining and script editing on series including Primeval and Frankenstein.
Rebecca later moved to Johannesburg and became Head of International Development and Co-Productions at Ochre Moving Pictures here she championed South African content for the global market, international co-productions and the creation of groundbreaking television concepts.
Rebecca co-founded Oxyg3n Media and Scribe Studios where she continues to create, write, direct & produce award winning series and structure projects with international partners.
Recently Rebecca series produced 6-part drama series Trackers an original series for HBO, Cinemax, M-Net & ZDF. Trackers is currently airing to critical acclaim in Europe, the US and Australia and distributed worldwide by HBO. Passionate about nature and conservation, Rebecca was recently the showrunner of a special five part documentary series with Ben Fogel, Survival of the Species for BBC Studios.
Rebecca is dedicated to the telling of unique, authentic, diverse, inspiring and entertaining African stories and runs a slate of original and co-developed series at Scribe. A proud member of the international television industry, Rebecca’s creativity passionately flows into all her work.
Rebecca is also the very proud mother of three beautiful children.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, & CEO
Award winning producer Ashillagh is a co-founder and CEO of Scribe Studios. Prior to Scribe her experience includes Endemol Shine Africa where she managed flagship shows including Big Brother Africa and Fear Factor controlling large budgets for channels such as Mnet.
Ashillagh has extensive experience running multiple productions for local and international broadcasters including BBC, UKTV, HBO, ZDF, A&E Networks and Discovery. She has been key in the formulation and implementation of business strategy and operational leadership in the media space in South Africa as well as taking a key role in the creative development and production of all Scribe projects. Most recently Ashillagh oversaw the drama series Trackers for ZDF, HBO & M-Net and conservation documentary, Survival of the Species for BBC Studios.
Ashillagh understands the business models that are required to see a project come to life and also create a future revenue stream. A highly skilled executive, business woman and creative, she believes in working with key partners unlocking value in projects to the benefit of all involved and not least the viewer.
Ashillagh is also the proud mother of a beautiful daughter.
Pioneering, courageous, dependable and vastly experienced, Erika Klopper is at the forefront of African TV production with an unusually detailed understanding of the broadcast TV environment.
Erika is among the most respected and proven of Africa’s top producers. Her career began at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) where she worked on multiple productions including the FNB Music Awards, Mzeewa 26 and the Loerie Awards. Today, she is a deeply skilled Production Head whose portfolio is as impressive as it is diverse, ranging from feature films (such as Chicken Bizniz and Zoop) to dramas (like Snitch, Tropical Heat & Trackers), reality (such as Fear Factor and Big Brother) and live shows (like Mike and the Mechanics in concert). After the SABC, Erika moved to renowned production company Endemol South Africa as a production accountant working on the award-winning soap opera Isidingo. Her innate instinct for what qualifies as good quality programming soon saw her move into production, where she produced and executive produced a number of successful titles for the company before being appointed as Head of Entertainment and Infotainment.
Always looking to break new ground and focussed on challenging assignments, she helped to expand Endemol’s network across Africa, establishing enterprises in Namibia (2004), Nigeria (2005) and Kenya (2006). During this time she produced the talent search Project Fame in East Africa. In Nigeria, she produced M-Net’s first Nigerian drama series Doctors’ Quarters, the game show Deal or No Deal Nigeria, Big Brother Nigeria and Amstel Malta Box Office. In Namibia, she served as Head of Production overseeing multiple shows including the talk-show What Women Want, the choir competition Voices and the talent search Battle of the Bands for the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation.
Having demonstrated her capacity and resourcefulness, Erika was head-hunted into the position of General and Programme Manager for M-Net Nigeria (2007 - 2010), mandated to deliver of the company’s vision for this influential market. Based in Lagos for 3 years, she was responsible for coalescing M-Net’s aspirations for local content creation into a solid asset when she helped to establish Nigeria’s first multi-camera soap opera Tinsel - today recognised as the longest running soap in West Africa. In addition, she recognized early on that there was a pressing need for original format creation and helmed the creation of the reality format Naija Sings. Erika was also instrumental in the setting up of M-Net’s first studio facility in the country, which became a vital cornerstone of the company’s expansion into creating relevant, home-grown content for local audiences.
Upon her return to South Africa, with a well-deserved reputation for being ballsy and calm under pressure, she was appointed Head of Production for the M-Net Africa and Africa Magic channels, at a time when the Africa Magic brand was just beginning what would become a remarkable rise to pan-African prominence. Over the next 7 years, Erika carved out both a formidable repertoire of hits for the company and a vast network of partnerships. During her time with M-Net’s Africa division, her executive production portfolio grew to include 53 Extra, Jara, Comedy Club: Live in Lagos, Kampala and Mombasa, the AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards I, II and III plus the AfricaMagic Original Films project. This growth happened alongside her broadcasting portfolio of shows like StarGist, Naija Sings, Guinness 250 Music Concert, Face of Africa Live in Lagos, Kona, Jacob’s Cross (seasons 4 -7), Changes, The Money Drop Nigeria, The Johnsons I and II, Mashariki Mix, and the hit telenovela series Hotel Majestic.
Erika's recent work includes Trackers for HBO, ZDF & M-Net, Pre-Prod on Americanah for HBO Max and Far from Home for Netflix.
Odiri Iwuji is one of the most well-connected executives in the international entertainment business, having spent the past 25 years running market-leading businesses in the sector.
Odiri is a founding partner of global brand C21Media and has been at the forefront of establishing a host of initiatives that connect the content business, including the creation of Content London, The International Drama Summit, Content Nigeria, Content China, Content Canada, and Content LA.
As a creative who understands the requirements of audiences worldwide Odiri has developed a number of scripts which are now in various stages of development in Chudor house Productions where he is a co-founder. With Chudor he is also an Executive Producer on multiple projects, including with Scribe Studios, Mad Rabbit and Impact X.
Odiri is also co-founder of talent agency Chudor MMC, where he represents a number of Nigerian writers.