Tumi is a UK based screenwriter and researcher. She holds History degrees from both Oxford and York and also spent some time in the States studying at UCLA. Whilst in LA she began interning in development before returning to London. Tumi’s writing often explores race and identity in both period and contemporary settings. Her debut spec – a US set newsroom drama about a collective of African-American journalists – has just been longlisted for this year's Sundance Episodic Labs and shortlisted for BBC Drama writers room. She’s also developing a workplace comedy about token hiring and a New York set pilot about a burgeoning comedian. As a researcher, she’s worked with Dennis Kelly, Dustin Lance Black and producer Katie Swinden, as well as Sister Pictures on a number of projects.