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Nawfal Faizullah

Commissioning Executive for BBC Drama

Nawfal Faizullah is an Assistant Commissioner in the BBC Drama commissioning team, developing a slate of dramas and working across projects in production. He was previously a Development Executive at Left Bank Pictures, where he developed the acclaimed BBC One single drama SITTING IN LIMBO.

Nawfal began his career at the BBC, where he worked as a runner, assistant script editor, and script editor on the BBC One series THE MUSKETEERS. He script edited the Sky One comedy-drama DELICIOUS. Nawfal was named a 2015 ‘One to Watch’ by the Edinburgh Television Festival and a Broadcast Hot Shot in 2017.

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Nominated by Ben Irving ,  Commissioning Editor, BBC Drama

Nawfal has extensive experience in production and now commissioning and he is ready for the next leap. He has great talent relationships and taste and will undoubtedly go far.


Dr Mena Fombo is a global speaker, diversity and inclusion facilitator, coach and consultant. She is the co founder of Blak Wave Productions, an indie TV/Film company where she recently directed short doc Home Carnival Queen for the BBC. She is the founder and director of Black Girl Convention, the South West’s largest event for women and girls of African

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Head of European Originals, Amazon Studios