After the success of the 2020 Write From Home Screenwriting workshop, the Australian International Screen Forum (AISF) and Screenworks have announced their program for a second year to link regional, rural and remote Australia screenwriters with New York based industry mentors through script development exercises, networking and pitching opportunities.
This Screenwriting workshop will be hosted on Zoom video conferencing in a scheduled program from July 27th to September 14th, specifically designed for creatives with film and TV projects aimed specifically at the global market.
This program will be entirely online, with weekly interactive webinar sessions, development script exercises and networking opportunities as a way to bridge international barriers. Industry mentors include Chris Beale (Chairman of Ulladulla Films), Timothy Cooper (Founder and Owner, Blueprint Screenwriting Group), Joey Tuccio (Founder and CEO, Roadmap Writers) Chris Deckard (Manager, Fictional Entity) Zach Book (Manager, All Trades Content) and Nitza Wilon and Elizabeth Kaiden (co-Founders, The Writers Lab and Women in the Script Trade), with more advisors to be announced later this month.
Screenworks CEO Ken Crouch says, “We’re delighted to be partnering with the Australian International Screen Forum again on this exciting program. It’s a significant opportunity for regional Australian screenwriters with scripted features or series to develop their screenplays under the mentorship of leading screen professionals in New York. With such expert guidance, these screenwriters will undoubtedly be able to leverage exciting opportunities in the United States.”
Applications open June 1st 2021 and will close on June 30th 2021 at 5pm AEST. Mid- professional screenwriters resident in regional, remote or rural Australia are invited to apply and must be members of Screenworks to be eligible. Selected applicants will be notified by July 14th 2021.
For more information and to apply for the program: https://screenworks.com.au/learn/write-from-home/