Aussie writer secures US agent, manager

15 April, 2014 by Don Groves

Australian writer Justine Juel Gillmer has signed with major US talent agency WME (Blake Fronstin) and with Jeff Silver’s 4th Floor Management.

Gillmer’s pilot Wanted has been optioned by ITV Studios US Group and Deb Spera and Maria Grasso of One-Two Punch Productions, who, along with Gillmer, will executive produce the series.


Set in 1874, the drama follows three women – an assassin, a grifter and a healer – who become entwined in the web of a criminal conspiracy stretching across America's Wild West.

“The producing team, as well as Justine's reps, are currently working to solidify the package and are in contact with a select group of buyers,” said Keith Sweitzer, the literary manager and producer who represents Gillmer in Australia and is among the producers attached to Wanted.

Gillmer is writing one episode for each of the second series of Playmaker Media’s Love Child and FremantleMedia Australia’s Wonderland.

She started writing for TV in 2005 after graduating from AFTRS with a Masters in Screenwriting.

Her credits include episodes of Packed to the Rafters, McLeod’s Daughters, Crownies, Mako-Island of Secrets and In Your Dreams.

She was script producer on SLR Productions’ Sam Fox: Extreme Adventures, a children’s series based on the popular action adventure books by Justin D’Ath.

Gillmer is also developing Vault, a feature film with Mike Wiluan of Infinite Studios, Singapore, described as a pan-Asian period action pic involving a Singaporean heist that goes wrong and the ancient myth of the deadly Langsuir.