AWG and ABC TV announce successful Kids Animation Master Class applicants

20 August, 2013 by IF


The Australian Writers' Guild (AWG) and ABC Children’s Television today announced the successful applicants for the 2013 Kids Animation Master Class.


The initiative, generously supported by Screen NSW, Screen Australia and the Australian Children’s Television Foundation, was launched to meet the increasing demand for more writers skilled in writing for children’s animated television programs.

The successful applicants were: (NSW) Philip Smith, Thomas Duncan-Watt, Cyrus Bezyan, Sarah Joyce, Raen Fraser, Jon Williams and Charlotte Hamlyn; (VIC) Lucy Shaw, Warwick Holt and Holly Alexander; (QLD) Charles Aspinwall, Nicholas Flynn and John McGeachin; (SA) Pete Monaghan; (NT) Sarah Hope; (WA) Bridget Curran.

There was a strong field of entries from across Australia, and the AWG congratulates the successful applicants whose submissions to the competitive process exhibited the real talent, potential, and desire to develop a career in this area.

The selected writers will be provided with an excellent craft development opportunity, with the master class providing a practical learning environment for participants, as experienced script editors and leading industry professionals mentor them through the writing process using existing programs as a model to simulate a live story department. The course will cover a wide selection of animation styles – 2D, 3D, Stop Motion – across the core children’s demographics, with workshops and consultations at Flying Bark Studios in Sydney over three weekends in September.

For further details about the Master Class go to