Australian Screenwriters Podcast
Each episode I sit down with one of Australia's best screenwriters to discuss the industry, their career, the nuts and bolts of their screenwriting process and anything else that comes along.
info_outline 70: Carly Heaton (Foxtel Executive in Charge of Drama Production) 01/09/2020
70: Carly Heaton (Foxtel Executive in Charge of Drama Production) This is the third in my series of interviews from the recent Content London Drama Summit.
info_outline 69: Content London 2019 - Stuart Menzies (The Cry) 12/30/2019
69: Content London 2019 - Stuart Menzies (The Cry) This is the second interview in a series from the recent Content London Drama Summit.
info_outline 68: Content London 2019 - Phillippa Collie Cousins (UKTV) 12/19/2019
68: Content London 2019 - Phillippa Collie Cousins (UKTV) Phillippa Collie Cousins is a BAFTA Award winning director of The Deadness of Dad starring Rhys Ifans, she's currently the Drama Commissioner for UKTV, Britain's largest multichannel broadcaster.
info_outline Ep 65: Joshua Tyler (Top End Wedding) 09/04/2019
Ep 65: Joshua Tyler (Top End Wedding) Joshua Tyler co-wrote hit Australian film Top End Wedding with the star of the movie Miranda Tapsell. We talk about how the film and his collaboration with Miranda came about, all aspects of the film and we delve into the rest of his career as well.
info_outline Ep 66: Monica Zanetti (My Life Is Murder) 08/20/2019
Ep 66: Monica Zanetti (My Life Is Murder) Monica is an emerging writer, having written for Sisters and Tonightly with Tom Ballard. Her latest effort on TV is ep 5 of Network 10's My Life is Murder "Another Bloody Podcast", which you can see tomorrow night (Wed 21 Aug) at 8:40pm.
info_outline Ep 64: Nina Oyama (Tonightly) 05/20/2019
Ep 64: Nina Oyama (Tonightly) Nina Oyama is a stand-up comedian who's also written for shows like Tonightly, The Chaser's Election Desk and a sitcom in ABC Iview's Fresh Blood Pilot Season initiative; a show she created with her friend Angus Thompson.
info_outline Ep 63: Tim Lee (Mystery Road) 05/08/2019
Ep 63: Tim Lee (Mystery Road) Tim Lee is an accomplished screenwriter who has written for Rescue Special Ops, Serangoon Road, Doctor Doctor and Mystery Road. His path into screenwriting took many twists and turns however, resulting in a story of perseverance that has led to Awgie, AACTA and even NSW Premier's Literary Award nominations for his writing.
info_outline Ep 61: Emma Gordon & Shaun Topp 01/23/2019
Ep 61: Emma Gordon & Shaun Topp Emma and Shaun are a husband and wife writing team who met whilst working in the Neighbours writer's room. Individually, they've written Neighbours, Home & Away and Winners & Losers, where they also worked in house as Script Producer and Associate Script Producer. But now they're writing together and they've had a script selected for the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum List and two TV Pilots and a feature film go into development.
info_outline Ep 59: AWG Write Night - The Gestation Fixation 10/10/2018
Ep 59: AWG Write Night - The Gestation Fixation Every series that has found its way onto our screens has only gotten there after a long and sometimes painful development. But what exactly is involved in this process and how can you make the most of that gestation period?
info_outline Ep 57: AWG Write Night - Alana Valentine in Conversation with Noelle Janaczewska 09/18/2018
Ep 57: AWG Write Night - Alana Valentine in Conversation with Noelle Janaczewska Recorded live at Knox St Bar on in Chippendale, Sydney on 11 September, two internationally acclaimed playwrights, Alana Valentine and Noëlle Janaczewska, discuss documentary theatre and the creative process. How do we best transform real experience into drama? How do we place non-fiction on stage?
info_outline Ep 56: Nick Watson (Final Space) 08/31/2018
Ep 56: Nick Watson (Final Space) Nick Watson is another Aussie who's made it in Hollywood. After moving to LA and doing whatever work he could, Nick and his writing partner landed a gig writing the second season of Final Space for TBS network (Netflix internationally).
info_outline Ep 54: Ellie Beaumont & Drew Proffitt (Dead Lucky) 08/02/2018
Ep 54: Ellie Beaumont & Drew Proffitt (Dead Lucky) This episode, I sat down with Ellie Beaumont and Drew Proffitt the showrunners of new SBS crime thriller, Dead Lucky.
info_outline Ep 53: Fin Edquist (Maya The Bee: The Honey Games) 07/26/2018
Ep 53: Fin Edquist (Maya The Bee: The Honey Games) Maya The Bee is beloved children's character in Germany and I recently chatted to Fin Edquist, the Australian writer of Maya's latest big screen adventure, The Honey Games.
info_outline Ep 47: Andy Ryan (Co-Head of Drama, Nine Network) 04/09/2018
Ep 47: Andy Ryan (Co-Head of Drama, Nine Network) As Co Head of Drama at Nine Network with Jo Rooney, Andy has overseen the commissioning, development and production of such shows as Love Child, Fat Tony & Co and House Husbands.
info_outline Ep 44: Content London Drama Summit 12/19/2017
Ep 44: Content London Drama Summit In trying to get different angles on Screenwriting and the screen industry, I recently attended C21's Content London Drama Conference, which brings together 1500 industry professionals to get insights about upcoming shows, understand the current marketplace and look at trends for the future amongst many more topics of discussion.
info_outline Ep 43: Deborah Jourdain (Lucky Chap Entertainment) 11/29/2017
Ep 43: Deborah Jourdain (Lucky Chap Entertainment) Deb Jourdain is a Co-ordinator at Margot Robbie's Lucky Chap Entertainment in Hollywood. She was Assistant to Producer John Edwards in Sydney for many years and moved over to LA a few years ago.
info_outline Ep 42: AWG Event: Representing Disability Onscreen - Luke Buckmaster Keynote Address 11/15/2017
Ep 42: AWG Event: Representing Disability Onscreen - Luke Buckmaster Keynote Address At the recent AWG Event: Representing Disability Onscreen, Luke Buckmaster, the film critic for The Guardian Australia gave a keynote address talking about how people with disabilities have been represented on Australian TV and film throughout the years.