Queensland writers share in $160,000 to develop scripts as Screen Queensland’s Writers’ Room Program returns for a second year. I also returned to mentor the five successful applicants in this year’s program: Duncan Kennedy (HELL’S ISLAND), Andrew Macdonald (GOLDEN), Jacqueline Cook (ESCAPE FROM HOLZMINDEN) and writing team Candice Deere and Mark Deere (LET’S SING: THERE’S […]
Joined award-winning director, Samantha Lang, as a mentor in Melbourne International Film Festival’s Accelerator Program. The program provides four days of workshops, screenings, seminars and networking events on the business and creative aspects of the film industry for short film.
I was thrilled to join actor, John Batchelor (RED DOG), and Toowoomba Councilwoman, Ros Scotney, as judge of the Origin8 Fast Film Festival. Back for its third year, budding filmmakers are given a theme and twenty-four hours to make a film of up to 8 minutes for a chance to win up to $10,000 in […]
I had the great honour of being invited to consult with participants of Screen Queensland’s innovative, script development program, Writers’ Room. Five Queensland writers, (Steve Pratt, Brooke Wilson, Matthew Ryan, Timothy Wade and James Greville), picked from over 100 applications, in a one-of-its-kind program, received $40,000 funding for one year to build their writing skills, […]
I was a mentor in Melbourne International Film Festival’s Accelerator Program. Open each year to those directors who have had their short film selected for screening at the festival, the program involves a series of workshops, seminars and networking events designed to launch the next stage of the director’s careers.
I was invited by Quentin Kenihan, Project Officer of Screen Industry Programs at the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) to assess scripts being submitted for development funding for the October Film Development Committee Meeting. Present at the meeting were: Defrim Isai – Head, Screen Industry Programs Kristian Moliere – Industry Representative Ross Grayson Bel – […]
On the 10th anniversary of the cult classic, the story of how it began…(by Helen O’Hara) It was one of the most controversial films of 1999, a bitingly funny, pitch dark look at modern consumer culture and the difficulty this generation has in connected in any meaningful way. That, or an ultraviolet fascist fantasy, depending […]
The ‘Brit List’ circulates British film community. Adam Dawtrey. An intriguing document started circulating privately around the British film community last week, and rapidly found its way to executive suites in Los Angeles. Titled the Brit List, it details the best unproduced movie scripts by non-American writers, as nominated by players in the U.K. and […]
Ross Grayson Bell knew that finding success in Hollywood would be difficult. What the Australian-born producer didn’t realise was that he would run up a $60,000 credit card debt along the way. His payoff however was making the cult classic Fight Club. Ross Grayson Bell knew that finding success in Hollywood would be difficult. What […]
Studio seeking scribe to pen comedy. New Line Cinema has acquired the comedy pitch “Ingle Woods” from Duane Martin and Lawrence Bender Prods., with Jamie Foxx attached to star. New Line will hire a writer to pen the script from Martin’s story. Comedy is the story of Ingle Woods, a golfer raised in Inglewood who […]