Applications are now open for the Screenworks 2021 Writing for TV Intensive, a two-day workshop that will guide participants through key elements fundamental to writing a successful TV drama series. Open to early-career writers living in regional NSW and regional Queensland, 12 selected applicants will develop their skills to enable them to bring their stories from regional Australia to our TV screens.
Being held at the Linnaeus Estate 6-7 July, the workshop will be delivered by acclaimed screenwriter and tutor Holly Lyons and is supported by Screen NSW. Two applicants selected from regional Queensland will be supported by Screen Queensland. The deadline for applications is 21 May 2021, with successful applicants being notified by mid-June.
During the two-day workshop Holly will guide selected applicants through the processes of how to devise characters, challenge protagonists and 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. She has worked on numerous and diverse series such as Home and Away, Neighbours, Skinner Boys and Bananas in Pyjamas.
“Screenworks has been running this Writing for TV Intensive for four years,” says Screenworks CEO Ken Crouch. “A number of previous participants from regional, rural and remote Australia have secured producer and broadcaster interest in their projects after taking part in the workshop. With this new callout we’re excited to support twelve more early-career regional screenwriters to go through the workshop and, we hope, bring their creative projects to fruition.”
This opportunity will appeal to early-career screenwriters and writers who are interested in pursuing TV drama.
Applicants must be resident in regional NSW or regional QLD and will be asked to submit a sample of their scriptwriting as part of the application. Applicants must also be current Screenworks Members.
For more information about the workshop and how to apply, click here: https://screenworks.com.au/learn/writing-for-tv-intensive/