Exclusive Masterclass To Bolster Female Writing Credits

By April 30, 2015 Entries

Multi award-winning British screenwriter Paula Milne and former BBC Creative Director Kate Rowland are presenting a special masterclass in June in association with Queensland Writers Centre QWC and Women of the World Festival to inspire and share their expertise with other women writers.

Brisbane TV Writer’s Intensive, a three-day masterclass, commences at QWC on Monday 22 June 2015, and is designed to encourage female writing talent and further bolster their professional writing credits in television drama.

The masterclass is open to women writers across Australia who have secured at least one professional drama commission in film, television, radio or theatre. Applications close at midnight on Monday 18 May 2015.

Paula Milne and Kate Rowland said during the masterclass they will outline breaking an idea, the development journey, and what makes a great pitch.

“Running an intensive screenwriting lab alongside Paula Milne, in partnership with QWC and some of the most original women writing in Australia today makes for a perfect storm,” said Kate Rowland. “I am so looking forward to working with this vital combination of talents to develop exciting new drama for television.”

Paula Milne is a leading television dramatist who has written more than 15 titles including  TV drama series Angels; television movies Legacy and Second Sight; television mini-series The Politician’s Husband and White Heat, and feature films Hollow Reed, Mad Love and I Dreamed of Africa.

Kate Rowland is a multi award-winning director for theatre, radio and short film. Until March 2015 she was Creative Director, New Writing at the BBC, where she founded BBC Writersroom, a pioneering writers resource to champion talent and develop writers for production across television, radio and film for drama, comedy and children’s programmes.

‘This is an exciting opportunity for Australian women writing in television,’ QWC’s Acting Chief Executive Officer Aimée Lindorff said. “Having both Paula Milne and Kate Rowland here in Brisbane presents a unique opportunity for Australian women writers, not only giving them access to two very accomplished women working in television, but to help them achieve the best possible outcomes from the experience.”

Brisbane TV Writer’s Intensive will take place between Monday 22 and Wednesday 24 June 2015 at Queensland Writers Centre. It is delivered in partnership with Brisbane Women of the World Festival and AFTRS, and is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

QWC is located on Level 2 of the State Library of Queensland.

More information about the masterclass, including how to apply, is available on the QWC website: http://www.qwc.asn.au

More information about Women of the World Festival is available on the WOW Australia website: http://www.wowaustralia.com.au