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 M-Net.
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.
Ashillagh has an exceptional knowledge of the local and international broadcast landscape and she works closely with broadcasters & distributers during and post production, including BBC, UKTV, HBO, ZDF, 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.
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.
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 Studios, ITV, M-Net, SABC, UKTV, KykNET, Netflix & Discovery. Rebecca has created, written, directed and produced multiple television series and is a formidable, experienced and well respected Showrunner.
Rebecca holds a BA BSc in World Theatre & Media and 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, story-lining and script editing on series including Primeval and Jed Mercurio's 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, development and production of groundbreaking television concepts.
Rebecca co-founded Oxyg3n Media and Scribe Studios where she continues to create, write, direct & produce award winning series.
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 five part documentary series Survival of the Species for BBC Studios, distributed by DCD Rights.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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 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.