Fri, 29 September 2017
On Thursday 28 Sept, AWG's Write Night presented the event Broadening The Horizons: Representing Disability On Screen at AFTRS in Sydney.
Genevieve Clay-Smith of Bus Stop Films chats to filmmakers Daniel Monks, Emily Dash, disability, Johanna Garvin and Creative Director of Robot Army Ryan Chamley.
Mon, 18 September 2017
Vicki Madden got her break on the Flying Doctors in the early 90's and went on to write shows like Halifax f.p. and Sea Patrol amongst many more in Australia. She has also worked a lot in the UK on shows like The Bill, The Clinic and K9. But we go in depth to her most recent work, the highly acclaimed The Kettering Incident. Vicki talks about where the show came from, working as a Showrunner and all things writing. If you haven't watched The Kettering Incident yet, Spoilers!
Tue, 29 August 2017
The AWG kindly invited me to cover the 50th annual Awgie Awards on Friday 25th August. I interviewed the winners after they came off stage. The interviews were:
Richard Lane Award for Outstanding Service and Dedication to the AWG - Kelly Lefever
Theatre For Young Audiences - Finegan Kruckemeyer
Children's Television 'C' Classification - Thomas Duncan-Witt
Children's Television 'P' Classification - Melanie Alexander
Animation - Tim Bain
Stage - Leah Purcell
Interactive - Que Minh Luu, Chris Burke
Music Theatre - Danny Ginges with Philip Foxman
Community and Youth Theatre - Lachlan Philpott
Television Serial - Faith McKinnon
Comedy Situation or Narrative - Luke McGregor and Celia Pacquola
Comedy Sketch or Light Entertainment - Declan Fay, Henry Stone, John Campbell, Stuart Daulman, Greg Larsen, Jonathan Schuster
Documentary Community, Educational and Training - Sam Meikle
Documentary Public Broadcast or Exhibition - Sally Aitken and Tim Ross
Feature Film Adaptation - Luke Davies
Television Telemovie or Miniseries - Kris Wyld and Kym Goldsworthy
2017 Major Award - Leah Purcell
Fri, 12 May 2017
This AWG Event was recorded live at 107 Projects in Redfern, Sydney on 1st May 2017.
Writing for interactivity can present many challenges to the newcomer, and involves shedding a lot of what we've always been taught about storytelling. Are beginning, middle and end really essential?
Moderated by Teresa Crea, Christy Dena, Leena van Deventer, Anna Irwin-Schutze, Krister Collin and Nicole Stark talk about their experiences in writing for interactive media.
Direct download: AWG_Live-Navigate_Interactive_Writing_Complete.mp3
Category:TV & Movies -- posted at: 9:00am AEDT
Sun, 30 April 2017
Rebecca is currently writing a rom-com feature film. Her career started when she was commissioned to write a sitcom for the ABC and soon transitioned into freelance script consulting and editing. Highlights in her career include being Creative Executive for the Producer of Capote, William Vince, writing script notes for Terry Gilliam's The Imagination of Dr Parnassus and story consulting on Paul McGuigan's Sci-fi feature Push.
Sun, 2 April 2017
AWG NSW Write Night event recorded live from the Harlequinn Inn in Pyrmont.
Featuring screenwriters Debra Oswald, Shane Krause, Rebecca Sommi-Fisher and Story Consultant Karel Segers.
Thu, 8 December 2016
Holly Lyons has written for Neighbours, Home & Away and details her experience working on and writing for the soaps in the UK. We also detail the importance of pitching.
Mon, 21 November 2016
Mithila Gupta entered TV land via Neighbours as a Storyliner and worked her way up to Script Editor and then Writer. After going freelance she worked on Winners & Losers and Home & Away. most recently she's worked on ABC's Indigenous sci-fi series Cleverman.
Wed, 2 November 2016
Recently, I recorded a speed pitching event at Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS). You'll hear several minutes of pitch by Screenwriting students followed by several minutes of assessment by Producing students.
The first Producer was Dominic Hart. Pitchees are:
The second Producer was Sarah Bassiuoni. Pitchers are:
We then got some professional assessment of the pitches by Andrew Gregory, Development Manager/Executive Producer at the ABC and Home & Away screenwriter Nick King.
Mon, 17 October 2016
A different type of episode this time. Where I briefly interviewed Awgie winners after their win at the AWG Awgie Awards on Friday 14th October.
1 - Rachel Spratt
2 - Adam Spellicy
3 - Angus Cerini
4 - Claire Stone
5 - Donna Abela
6 - Gerard McCulloch
7 - Hilary Bell
8 - Jason Herbison
9 - Katie Found
10 - Marcia Gardner
11 - Nick Pearce
12 - Sally Hardy