Jessy Keely, 26 from Cheshire, who graduates at the end of the year (2016) has already secured a position with Lime Pictures as a researcher on Hollyoaks following an internship arranged by the Centre for New Writing.
Jessy will support script editors, writers and the story department with research needed for new storylines.
"Having a year to develop my writing skills, learn from passionate industry professionals and the freedom to excusably indulge myself in watching as many films/TV shows as possible was the best form of preparation for going into the industry. Since finishing my dissertation, I jumped straight into an internship at Hollyoaks and have now signed a contract to stay! Whilst it's all very exciting, I know that I would not be in the position I am today had it not been for the MA and the confidence-boosting, kindness and mentorship from Tim and Emma. It was a fairy tale year and I miss it!"