JFL Agency is always on the lookout for new and exciting talent, and currently represents the following up-and-coming writers:

Jasmine Ballard

Having completed an MA in filmmaking, Jasmine has worked as a floor runner, director’s assistant and third AD. After making several comedy shorts with small production companies, she received lottery funding for her short THE DEVIL’S IN THE DETAIL with Creative England. Her work background includes copywriting and e-learning scripts. Jasmine is a British Indian woman who is passionate about representation in the industry, and is currently working on original comedy ideas.

Luke Gray

Luke studied Comedy: Writing & Performing, at Southampton Solent University before working on set construction for films including INCEPTION, MUPPETS MOST WANTED and MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION. Returning to TV comedy writing, he has, since 2020, written gags for the pilot of Channel 4’s STEPH’S PACKED LUNCH, and now has an original sitcom project in development with Fulwell 73. His YouTube channel features an array of self-written and directed comedies, interviews and impressions and has received a nomination for a ROYAL TELEVISION SOCIETY AWARD.

Ryan James

Ryan is a script writer with a background in stand-up comedy and corporate events. He has recently received his second comedy commission from Channel 4, with the first in development (alongside writing partner Jonny Leigh Wright). Starting his comedy career in stand-up in Los Angeles, 2012, Ryan pursued his passion for comedy writing, receiving awards and screenings for his comedy shorts, and also reached the semi-finals of the Musical Comedy Awards with the original song “Size Matters”. Ryan is presently working as a producer on formats for UK TV channels.

Paul Read

Paul is a new comedy writer who has written for NEWSJACK and is currently working on original comedy scripts. A two-time runner up in the Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition, he has placed highly in various other competitions and initiatives including BBC Writersroom, BAFTA Rocliffe, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards and Final Draft Big Break. Paul recently won a place on The Comedy Crowd’s Sports Sketch Show currently being pitched to broadcasters.