Sling Shot program for emerging Western Sydney writers open for entries

15 March, 2016 by Staff Writer

The Information and Cultural Exchange's Sling Shot program for emerging screenwriters from Western Sydney is facilitated by screenwriter Nick Parsons (The Straits, My Place) and is taking applications until this Sunday. 


The ICE program takes the form of three intensive workshops "which will cover the narrative elements needed to communicate strong, compelling stories, and support emerging writers to develop a 1 – 2 page pitch document".

"The writer’s first shot at grabbing the attention of a producer or TV exec is usually through the pitch. In the shortest and most succinct form, the pitch must convey the essence of the story, characters, and dramatic stakes, and hook the audience from the on-set".

Workshops are free, and up to ten participants are selected.

Sessions are three Thursday evenings in a row – March 24, March 31 and April 7 – from 5.30 to 7.30 pm at the Information and Cultural Exchange in Sydney's Parramatta.

Parsons was the script editor on Rachel Ward's Beautiful Kate, and wrote and directed 1996's Dead Heart, starring Ward's husband Bryan Brown.

The application form is available here.

Expressions of interest close midnight March 20 2016.