Award winning producer Ashillagh is the CEO and co-founder of Scribe Studios. Ashillagh has extensive experience running multiple productions for local and international broadcasters. In recent years she has overseen projects that range from drama, reality, specialist factual, documentary and factual entertainment often with multiple projects running in parallel.
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 M-Net.
Ashillagh has an exceptional knowledge of the local and international broadcast landscape and works closely with broadcasters & distributers including BBC, UKTV, HBO, ZDF, Red Arrow International, A&E Networks, DRG, DCD Rights, Beyond Distribution and Discovery
Ashillagh 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. She recently oversaw the drama series Trackers for ZDF, HBO & M-Net and conservation documentary, Survival of the Species for BBC Studios & DCD Rights.
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 very proud mother of a beautiful daughter.
CREATIVE DIRECTOR, CO-FOUNDER
Rebecca is an award winning content creator with over 20 years experience in the television industry. Rebecca, a co-founder of Scribe Studios, is a formidable and respected screenwriter, showrunner, executive producer & director. Currently showrunning and screenwriting an adaptation of Impostor Alert by Uduak Akpabio for Canal+, which she will also direct.
Rebecca recently produced 6 part drama series Trackers, for Cinemax, HBO, M-Net and ZDF. Trackers is distributed worldwide by HBO.
Prior to moving to South Africa Rebecca spent several years working in drama development & production in London for companies including Jetix, Endemol, ITV and BBC and several years at Impossible Pictures developing series, story-lining and script editing on projects including Primeval and Jed Mercurio's Frankenstein.
Before establishing Scribe, Rebecca became Head of International Development and Co-Productions for Ochre Moving Pictures where she championed South African content for the global market, international co-productions and the creation, development and production of groundbreaking television concepts.
Rebecca and Scribe are currently working on a slate of original drama and adaptations which include Dance of the Vultures by Peter Nwankwo with Chudor House Productions, Concealment with Western Edge Pictures, The Livingstone Legacy & Beasts of Eden with Nucleus Media and Soon Comes Night for Ochre Media, Red Arrow International Studios & SABC.
Rebecca & Scribe regularly consult on scripted productions for production companies and broadcasters.
Rebecca is also the very proud mother of three beautiful children.
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).
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).
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 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.
Erika's recent work includes Trackers for HBO, ZDF & M-Net, Pre-Prod on Americanah for HBO Max and Far from Home for Netflix.
Stories have no borders
Odiri 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. He 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, he has developed a number of scripts which are now in various stages of development. Odiri is Executive Producer on a project with Mad Rabbit Productions as well as a further two projects with Impact X Studios.
Christophe Bochnacki has been working for the most important French and international audiovisual players since 2003. He began his career at Upside. Following the integration of the company by Havas Group in 2008, he created and headed Upside Distribution, where his focus was on brand content distribution and developing creative ‘packaging’ of factual and drama programming. He has been representing the shows such as: “Intervilles”, “Alice Nevers”, “7 Billion Others”, “A Day in the life of a Dictator”…
In 2013 he founded Balanga, a distribution agency combining international editorial and marketing expertise in factual and drama. His recent projects include the collaboration with Chris Long on “A Tale of Two Thieves” (1 x 90’) or Gerard Depardieu on “Bon Appetit” (10 x 52’). In 2017 he won The Prix Export of TV France International. Since 2017, he is a board member of TV France International and of SEDPA – the French distributors syndication union.