Zara writes screenplays, comedy sketches and short stories for TV, podcasts and radio.  Last year she was launched as a columnist for Scotland's biggest newspaper, The Scottish Sun and she often writes articles and features for national publications including The Guardian

 

Zara has a Master's degree in Journalism with distinction. She worked for the Scottish Human Rights Commission and The Innocence Project as an Investigative Journalist. She has been freelancing for national publications for over a decade. 

As a TV producer Zara Janjua has written for ITV's This Morning & Loose Women. She has written scripts and comedy for BBC Shows, BBC Radio London and STV.

Zara is a copywriter for brands, from Virgin Holidays & Atlantic, the FA to PayPal, MasterCard, World Pride and NatWest. She has recently been commissioned to write a film for WaterBear, the Netflix of nature, founded by Academy Award-winning documentary producer of My Octopus Teacher.

Zara is also writing her first non-fiction book, represented by Rukhsana Yasmin at The Good Agency.

2021

Funny Women Comedy Shorts Award - Finalist

Funny Women Comedy Writing Award - Shortlist

BBC Children's New Voice - Winner

All 3 Media Indy Mentorship - Winner

David Nobbs Comedy Writing Award - Runner Up

2020

Funny Women Comedy Writing Award - Shortlisted

BBC Writersroom - Interconnected - Shortlisted 

Up 'Ere Productions Isolation Shorts - Winner

Fun Fight at The OK Corona - Winner

2019

BBC Comedy Writer's Room - Winner

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CREDITS 

Upcoming

Gifted, Episode 5, Red Camel Productions, CBBC

Crongton, Episode TBC, Unstoppable Productions, CBBC 

Doulas, Optioned, The Comedy Unit

 

2022

Challenge The Gap, Waterbear Network

Raiders of The Lost Archive - BBC Scotland

Feminist Newsreader, Short Stuff, BBC Studios

Aunty Gee, Short Stuff, BBC Studios

Scottistani Life, Short Stuff, BBC Studios

Growing Up Scottish, Spud Gun Productions, BBC Scotland

 

2021

Kally Khandashian, Short Stuff, BBC Studios

Match of the Yesterday 1314, Short Stuff, BBC Studios

Pak Life, Short Stuff, BBC Studios

Kally at the Euros, Short Stuff, BBC Studios

Scotland Made Me, Spud Gun, BBC Scotland

2020

The Comedy Underground, Dabster Productions, BBC Scotland 

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The Guardian Article, Nov 2021
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