Inside the Writers Room 2019: Opportunities for Regional Screenwriters

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Inside the Writers Room is designed to give four Regional NSW screenwriters the opportunity to sit in with professional writers working on the story for a television script.


If you’re a screenwriter living in regional NSW here’s your chance to join a professional writers room with one of the following:

  • Matchbox Pictures (Glitch, Safe Harbour, The Slap, Nowhere Boys, The Family Law)
  • FremantleMedia Australia (Wentworth, Picnic At Hanging Rock, Neighbours)
  • Every Cloud Productions (Miss Fishers Murder Mysteries, Newtown’s Law)
  • More production companies announced shortly

Outcomes for previous participants include:

  • being selected for paid writers room positions
  • employment as notetakers
  • having their projects considered by the production company
  • getting referees and references from recognised industry professionals

These opportunities are most relevant to emerging or early-career writers of television content, and more specifically TV drama or comedy series. There may also be an opportunity for the participants to receive advice or a market appraisal on their own projects or scripts.

By delivering the program for a fifth year, Screenworks wants to build the skills of emerging and early-career screenwriters, provide opportunity for people living and/or working in regional NSW and improve our regional screen industry’s capacity and sustainability.


Applications close midnight Sunday 25 November 2018.

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