Novelist and emerging screenwriter Charlotte McConaghy has joined Clandestine TV’s Sydney office as creative development producer/writer.
McConaghy is working with Kris Wyld, who co-founded the company with Antony I. Ginnane. In 2016-2017 she worked as a script editor on the Clandestine/Beyond medical drama Pulse commissioned by the ABC.
An AFTRS graduate with a Master’s degree in screenwriting, she has written eight novels published by Penguin, Random House and Pan Macmillan. They include the sci-fi series The Cure and the romantic fantasy series The Chronicles of Kaya.
Her TV pilot Fury based on her novel of the same name won the AWG Award for best unproduced screenplay in 2013 and she was a grand finalist in the Sir Peter Ustinov award for TV screenwriting in 2015.
Kris Wyld said: “Charlotte is an exceptional talent capable of taking Australian television and storytelling into the future. We worked together on Pulse and are mutually delighted to be furthering our professional relationship.
“We are already in development of several exciting, bold and distinctive series concepts. It is inspiring to be working with Charlotte who represents the new wave of upcoming Australian creative talent.”
Her contract with Clandestine TV is supported by Screen Australia’s 2017 enterprise people program.