MEDIA RELEASE: Four new feature film projects are hoping to become Australia’s next film success stories following their selection to take part in the NSW Government’s 2012 Aurora Script Workshop, Minister for the Arts, George Souris, announced today. “Through their selection in Aurora, which is considered one of the world’s top script development programs, these […]
My second-year Graduate Diploma Screenwriting student, Claire Phillips, was beaten to the Monte Miller Award for best unproduced screenplay by an unproduced writer for the TV pilot she developed as part of her course work in year one, THE BOX, by none other than an AFTRS staff member (and a great colleague) Mike Jones. Awards […]
Congratulations Claire for becoming the third student in three consecutive years to be nominated for an AWGIE Award for Best Unproduced Screenplay for the TV pilot she developed as part of her course work. Your dedication to your craft and hard work has certainly paid off.
Screen Australia today announced over $275,000 in funding to support the development of 10 feature film projects including; SALVATION CREEK based on my new treatment.This means we can now go to a first draft. For the full list of funding recipients read on….. SINGLE-PROJECT DEVELOPMENT: FEATURE DEVELOPMENT AUSSIE GALS Genre Comedy Writer Josephine Emery Synopsis […]
While sadly Laura Greaves went home empty-handed, it was still a sensational night with awards going to: Jonathan Teplitzky for Burning Man; Peter Gawler for Underbelly; and Chris Lilley for his outstanding contribution to Australian comedy, among others. I again presented the Monte Miller Award at this year’s awards. For the full list of winners, […]
My second-year Graduate Diploma Screenwriting student, Laura Greaves has been nominated for the Monte Miller Award for best unproduced screenplay by an unproduced writer for the TV pilot she developed as part of course work in year one. Good luck tonight, Laura.
Jonathan’s TV pilot, CHROME, has been nominated for an AWGIE award at the 43rd Annual Writers’ Guild Award to be handed out August 20, 2010 at The Peninsula Hotel in Melbourne. Jonathan developed the pilot as part of his course work in the Graduate Diploma Screenwriting at AFTRS. For the full list of winners click […]
I have taken over from Jane Smith as the new Head of Screenwriting at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS). Working with the school’s Director of Screen Content, Graham Thorburn and CEO, Sandra Levy, I am on a mission to reinvent the school’s approach to screenwriting with a greater focus on internships, mentorships […]
I am in Hong Kong to turn the unlikely rise of Barry Cox, from school drop out in Liverpool (UK) to Cantonese-singing pop sensation, into a movie. BBC Films is financing the new draft. Commercial director James Rouse is attached to direct. I am also producing with Emile Sherman, Iain Canning and Ellen Dux.
The distinctive Liverpool sound has spread across the world in the past five decades. But even so, the world of music may have been unprepared for Barry Cox, 30, once a supermarket shelf-stacker but now a celebrated Chinese crooner. Inspired by a wish to do something a bit different as a teenager, Cox decided to […]