Applications open for Screenworks Writing For TV Intensive

30 May, 2019 by Staff Writer

Lee Frank, Clare Sladden, Liam Worthington and Kelly McLoughlin-Wilden at the Screenworks 2018 Writing for TV Intensive.

Early career writers living in regional areas across NSW, Queensland and Western Australia are encouraged to apply for the Screenworks 2019 Writing for TV Intensive, a two-day workshop which will cover the key elements fundamental to writing a successful TV drama series.


Twelve writers will be selected for the program, to be held in Byron Bay in July and delivered by screenwriter, script editor and tutor Holly Lyons, who has more than 400 hours of broadcast credits on shows such as Home and Away, Neighbours, Skinner Boys and Bananas in Pyjamas.

Participants will be guided through the process of how to devise characters, challenge protagonists, develop premise and plot, and will prepare to work in a writers’ room.

“This is the third year Screenworks has run this Writing for TV Intensive,” explained Screenworks CEO Ken Crouch.

“Previous participants have secured producer and broadcast interest in their projects.  They have also gone on to be selected for our Career Pathways Program which has helped them to achieve their regional screenwriting dreams.  We look forward to supporting another 12 talented participants and seeing where this workshop will take them.”

The program is supported by Create NSW and Linnaeus Estate Education Fund, and applicants selected from regional Queensland will be supported by Screen Queensland and Western Australian participants by Screenwest.  The deadline for applications is June 17.

Applicants will be asked to submit a sample of their script writing as part of the application.

The Screenworks Writing for TV intensive will be held July 13-14. Apply on the Screenworks website.   .