As judge on the Betty Roland Scriptwriting Panel, I am pleased to announce that this year’s Betty Roland Scriptwriting Prize and $30,000 goes to Kris Mrksa for his sensational mini-series on the James Hardie asbestos cover-up, DEVIL’S DUST. Read more for my comments on this year’s winner: Betty Roland Scriptwriting Prize 2014 THE WINNER: DEVIL’S […]
Under the impressive high ceilings of the Mitchell Gallery, the 2014 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards were opened by guest speaker, Ross Grayson Bell (FIGHT CLUB). As a producer and screenwriter, Mr. Bell described himself as “the worst possible person” to open a literary awards night. Literature looks down its nose at cinema. In the same […]
A total of $275,000 in prize money was awarded across 12 prizes in recognition of the achievements of leading Australian writers at a presentation ceremony at the State Library of NSW tonight. Presided over by the Governor of NSW, Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir, the awards celebrate and foster our vibrant literary […]
Completing my third and final year as a judge on the Betty Roland Scriptwriting Award, I am pleased to announce the six screenwriters who made it onto this year’s shortlist and include the judges’ comments: Betty Roland Scriptwriting Prize 2014 – Shortlist ▪ Blake Ayshford, AN ACCIDENTAL SOLDIER (Goalpost Pictures/ABC TV) ▪ Jane Campion & […]
Twenty-four judges considered hundreds of entries across nine prize categories to arrive at today’s shortlist. As Senior Judge for this year’s Premier’s Literary Awards, I am proud to announce this year’s shortlist, honouring our dynamic literary community: CHRISTINA STEAD PRIZE FOR FICTION • The Secret Lives of Men, Georgia Blain (Scribe Publications) • The Narrow […]
I am honoured and thrilled to accept the position of Senior Judge at the 2014 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. At the same time I will also act as a judge on the Betty Roland Scriptwriting Award for my third and final year.
The generically named Scriptwriting Award in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards has been renamed in honor of one of this country’s screenwriting pioneers, Betty Roland, who is credited with writing the first Australian “talkie”, THE SPUR OF THE MOMENT in 1932.
As judge on the Betty Roland Scriptwriting Panel, I am pleased to announce that; last night, in the spectacular reading room of the Mitchell Library, Louise Fox won the Betty Roland Scriptwriting Award and $30,000 in prize money for her adaptation of DEAD EUROPE. Continuing reading for my comments on this year’s winner: Betty Roland […]
I returned for a second year as judge of the Betty Roland Scriptwriting Award at the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, working again with Christine Olsen and, this year, Pip Karmel (writer/director of ME MYSELF I) as the panel’s third judge. After much deliberation we agreed on a shortlist of four writers. Read more to see […]
As one of the judges at this year’s NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, I am thrilled to announce the winner of the Scriptwriting Award and $30,000 in prize money is; Peter Duncan, for his brilliant, first episode of RAKE. Read more for the judges’ comments: Scriptwriting Prize 2012 THE WINNER: RAKE (Episode 1): R V MURRAY […]