Screenworks regional screenwriter's workshop
Observe, participate and progress your own project in a two day writers room workshop on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th June 2018 at Linneaus Estate Byron Bay.
Screenworks’ Writing for TV Intensive is a 2 day professional development workshop designed to give regional writers the opportunity to observe the process, techniques and dynamics of developing a TV drama in a writers room environment.
Presented by Screenwriter/Story Producer Alexa Wyatt and Producer/Director Karl Zwicky, this workshop will give selected applicants the opportunity to participate in story and character development for a TV drama as a mini bible and pitch documents are developed for the TV comedy drama Win for ABC TV.
Screenworks has selected Win as the project to be used to demonstrate the workings of a writers room. Win is TV comedy drama series created by Jo Coby about a cantankerous, politically incorrect blind guy who just happens to be Australia’s most up and coming romance writer.
Selected applicants will also participate in a consultation with a guest speaker, where they will receive advice to assist in the development of their own scripts.
This workshop is most relevant to early-career regionally based writers who have some experience in writing drama and an ambition to write drama for TV. This workshop will help writers to understand how to prepare a mini bible for a TV drama and how to prepare for the opportunities in television writers’ rooms.
Applicants will be asked to submit a TV drama writing sample and it must demonstrate that the applicant is aware of where their drama could sit in the current TV landscape.
Applications are open to writers living in regional NSW, regional Queensland and regional South Australia.
Deadline for applications is 5pm Thursday 17 May 2018. Selected applicants will be notified by Friday 1 June 2018.
The cost to selected applicants from regional NSW is $200* which includes tuition, an assessment consult and catering. Selected applicants from regional Queensland will be supported by Screen Queensland and selected applicants from regional South Australia will be supported by the South Australian Film Corporation.
Applications will be assessed by a panel made up of Screenworks staff, the guest speakers and state funding body representatives.