Call for Entries: Screenworks: Write from home

Call for Entries: Screenworks: Write from home

Applications have been opened for the Screenworks Write from Home Screenwriting program.

8 mid-career regional writers ready to develop their screenplay will be mentored by professionals at the Australian International Screen Forum in New York, via zoom.

Confirmed mentors include Timothy Cooper (founder and owner, Blueprint Screenwriting Group), Joey Tuccio (founder and CEO, Roadmap Writers), and Nitza Wilon and Elizabeth Kaiden (co-founders, The Writers Lab and Women in the Script Trade). Chris Beale (Ulladulla Films), Mike Gabrawy (Producer of Hotel Mumbai, Resident Evil AND Jungle), Holly Hines (founder and owner of Happy Accidents) and Elliott Whitton (Fit Via Productions). More consultants will be announced later this month.

Screenworks Chief Executive Lisa O’Meara says: “By partnering with the brilliant team at AISF, Screenworks is able to offer regional Australian screenwriters the invaluable opportunity to develop their scripts in a way that appeals to international and make connections with the United States. This level of access to leading screen professionals in New York will no doubt provide attendees with a more professional and polished script to move forward with.”

Co-founder and executive director of the Australian International Screen Forum, Michael Kelleher says: “Interest in Australian writing talent continues in the United States. Particularly from those in the industry who understand the potential of our creatives and their ability to tell stories that cross borders. This program offers regional screenwriters the opportunity to work on stories with US-based mentors and insiders who understand what the international market demands at this time.

Participants will pay a $120 fee.

You can apply here.