Applications are now open for Screenworks 2019 Writing for TV Intensive, a two-day workshop designed to guide participants through key elements fundamental to writing a successful TV drama series. Open to early career writers living in regional NSW, regional Queensland and Western Australia, 12 selected applicants will develop their skills to enable them to bring their stories from regional Australia to our screens.
Being held in Byron Bay on 13 and 14 July, the workshop will be delivered by acclaimed screenwriter and tutor Holly Lyons and is supported by Create NSW and Linnaeus Estate Education Fund.
Applicants selected from regional Queensland will be supported by Screen Queensland and Western Australian participants by Screenwest.
During the two-day workshop, Holly will guide selected applicants through the processes of how to devise characters, challenge protagonists, develop premise and plot. This workshop will help writers understand how to apply these skills when developing their own original series, and how to prepare for opportunities in television writers’ rooms.
Holly has extensive screenwriting experience both in Australia and the UK, with over 400 hours of broadcast credits as a writer or script editor. Holly has worked on numerous and diverse series such as Home and Away, Neighbours,Skinner Boys and Bananas in Pyjamas.
This opportunity will appeal to early career screenwriters and writers that are interested in pursuing TV drama.
Applicants must be living in regional NSW, regional Queensland or Western Australia (preference will be given to regional Western Australian applicants) and will be asked to submit a sample of their script writing as part of the application.
The deadline for applying is Monday 17 June 2019.
For more information about the workshop or how to apply, visit Screenworks’ website.