Presented in partnership with Byron Bay Film Festival.

Some of this region’s most prominent story tellers will talk about the process of screen adaptation.

Join screenwriters Deb Cox (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, The Gods of Wheat St) and Belinda Chayko (Lou, Old School) with Script Development Consultant and Script Editor Charlie de Salis (DeceptionCliffy) and author Marele Day (Lambs of God, The Sea Bed) as they share valuable advice, talking about the challenges and successes they have experienced in creating adaptations for the screen.

Saturday 14th March, 2pm – FREE ENTRY

The Filmmakers Lounge
Byron Bay Community Centre, 69 Jonson Street Byron Bay

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About the guest speakers:

MareleMarele Day is the award-winning author of several novels, including internationally acclaimed Lambs of God, which was optioned by Twentieth Century Fox.



ChaykoBelinda Chayko is an award-winning writer and director. Her feature film Lou screened in competition at a number of international film festivals,  Belinda has written on various television projects including Old School and The Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries (ABC), and The Marmalade Files for Matchbox Pictures (Foxtel).


Deb CoxDeb Cox is a creator, writer and creative producer and is responsible for some of Australia’s most iconic screen content including Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, The Gods of Wheat St, and Sea Change.



Charlie De SalisCharlie de Salis is a director, writer, script consultant and script editor. His short films have screened at a wide selection of international festivals, including Venice and Cannes.   He has written three television plays for New Zealand television, and his recent projects include script consulting on the Australia/US co pro feature films Bad Karma, Deception and Undertow, and script editing the ABC Cliff Young biopic Cliffy.


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