It takes a team to make a work for screen – as well as some resources. A day packed with insight from industry professionals to kick-start a career in screenwriting, covering how to get started on the craft of writing as well as a look at the production and process of making works for screen.
10.00am: Breaking In
EWF will play host to a discussion between industry professionals to kick start conversations about approaching a career in screenwriting. This panel is all about how to get your foot in the door, make connections and learn the lay of the land in the screen world. What avenues are available to writers looking to turn their screenplay into a fully-fledged production? How do you find a producer? And where do you get funding? Panellists discuss the ins and outs of getting into the screen industry, from writing and pitching, to networking and applying for grants.
With: Sandra Scibberas, Matthew Deaner, Erin Stam
11.00am: Writing With Images
A script is an instructional document – but what do you need to consider when you’re telling a story on screen? Do you need to think about the production when you’re writing? Three practitioners discuss what’s unique about writing for screen media covering technical aspects of the craft.
With: Fiona Tuomy, Siobhan Jackson, Jordan Prosser
12.00pm: Script to Screen
That’s Not Me, is an indie comedy film premiering in June 2017. This close-knit team discuss the production process, and how they developed the project from an idea through to screening at Santa Barbara and Sydney Film Festivals.
With: Alice Foulcher, Gregory Erdstein, Anna Kojevnikov, Sally Storey
1.00pm – 2.00pm: Lunch
2.00pm: Hybrid Practice
What even is a film? Is virtual reality the future of storytelling? These screen practitioners discuss their forays into experimental and hybrid practice, and explore questions about how to write for screen in ways that step outside the box.
With: Sarah-Jane Woulahan, Oscar Raby
Does a story that is successful in print always make for an easy transition into pictures and sounds? Two producing partners discuss the process of optioning and adapting novels, including Charlotte Wood’s The Natural Way of Things. A one-on-one conversation covering what producers look for in a story, the author’s role in writing the screenplay and staying faithful to the text.
With: Katia Nizic, Emma Dockery