Holly Lyons is a screenwriter with extensive experience in Australia and the UK – she has over 500 hours of broadcast credits, as a writer or script editor. In the UK, Holly co-created the action comedy, Help! I’m a Teenage Outlaw (ITV) and script edited Emmerdale. She was awarded an EBU development grant of 15,000 euros; and she was nominated for a Prix Jeunesse. Since returning to Australia, Holly has worked on numerous series such as Home and Away, Neighbours, Skinner Boys, Bananas in Pyjamas. Holly’s play Space Virgins was a finalist in the ATYP Foundation Commission.
In 2019 Holly, along with her co-collaborator, won funding through Screen Australia and ABC’s DisRupted Initiative for their original project, Rocky & Me. In 2020, Rocky & Me was nominated for the Japan Prize and was the National Winner of the Asian Academy Creative Awards. Recently, Holly has returned to the script department of Home and Away (Network Seven), as Associate Script Producer.
Holly is committed to supporting emerging writers – she is the founder of the script assessment service, www.screenwritingscriptease.com. In 2017 Holly conducted a biometric study into what key elements make a successful pitch, and since then she has delivered Pitching Workshops all over Australia. She has presented for WIFT SA, Queensland’s Emerging ScreenMakers’ Conference; the Adelaide Film Festival and Screen Forever. Holly lectures in Screenwriting and has recently released her podcast series, ScriptTeasers, bite sized screenwriting theory.