Jaya Campbell

Development & Acquisitions


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About me

I am a dedicated and creative individual working in Development for film and television. I have experience across pre-production, production and marketing. I graduated from Oxford University with a double first with distinction: BA, English Literature and Modern Languages (Hispanic Literature).


  • Film
  • Marketing PR
  • Theatre
  • TV
  • Communication
  • Design
  • Creative
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Script Editing
  • Script Analysis
  • Sales Pitch Copywriting
  • Practical

Work history


Development & Acquisitions

Imaginarium Studios

Mar 2015
  • o Independently sourcing and analysing a wide range of material suitable for adaptation; providing insightful feedback to agents, writers and producers o Seeking out and building relationships with agents and writers; keeping up to date with emerging talent across the UK and abroad o Working with the creative team to follow projects through development into production o Writing reports, synopses, pitches and funding applications o Working closely and building relationships with writers, directors, producers and agents throughout the development process ? Projects include: Godzilla (dir. Matt Reeves, 2014); Fungus the Bogeyman (4x1hr series for Sky, 2015); The Jungle Book: Origins (dir. Andy Serkis, 2016); Animal Farm (2017) Key Achievements: • I introduced a new system to log and monitor all submissions, accelerating and simplifying the process. My coverage and notes are meticulously executed and promptly delivered: during my first twelve months at the company I covered over 500 submissions. • I successfully co-secured £30k development funding for the company’s first independent production by co-writing a sales pitch and independently producing a look book for BFI & Creative England. • I directly contributed to securing international investment in the company by producing well-researched and persuasive pitches, slate documents and look books.


Development Intern

Heyday Films

Jul 2013 - Aug 2013



Channel 4

Jul 2013 - Jul 2013
  • Translator (Spanish to English): Unreported World


UK Press Intern

Organic Media Target Media

Jun 2013 - Jul 2013



English Literature Modern Languages (hispanic Literature

Oxford University

Mar 2015 - Mar 2015
  • Double First Class Honours with Distinction University of Oxford, BA English Literature & Modern Languages (Hispanic Literature) o Bednarowska Shakespeare Prize for the best essay on Shakespeare o Spanish Thesis: Portfolio of essays on Latin American cinema. Pending publication o English Thesis: Cold War American theatre: ideology and the politics of creative collaboration ? Co-founder of St Anne’s College Film Society ? Co-founder of Oxford’s leading feminist society ? Elected to St Anne’s Student Council