Parkes' Elvis Festival.

The annual Euroscript Screenwriting Competition for emerging screenwriters has awarded its best unproduced screenplay prize to Brisbane screenwriter Paul Mahoney for his script Elvis Town.

Euroscript was launched in 1994 under the auspices of the European Union’s Media II programme. 

The competition, while based in London, is not exclusively European and is open to writers globally, the requirement being that they be feature length screenplays intended for cinema.

The purpose of the competition is to discover new talent and to facilitate the development process of their best ideas.

Mahoney, whose background is in business, has written a number of screenplays in addition to Elvis Town, which is set in Parkes and centers on the town's annual Elvis Festival. 

The romantic comedy follows a network news journalist and his TV crew who are sent to Parkes to cover the events and personalities of the festival.

Mahoney will receive a year’s worth of script consultancy including three full reports on drafts of his script.

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  1. Congratulations Paul! I’m from Brisbane too (a AWG member, wanna be produced tv. writer) and I’m always given hope when some other writer wins something or gets produced etc. It’s GREAT!!! “Elvis Town” sounds like a dynamite idea for a great feel-good movie. Good luck with the script consultancy reports. I’d love to hear how it goes. My daughter is an actor too. (she graduated from NIDA a few years ago in Brisbane and is working hard at her craft)
    Best wishes

  2. Hi Anne-Marie,
    Thanks for your message and sorry about the late reply. I’m very excited about the project. Hope your daughter is finding some success too. Hope to meet you at an AWG event.
    Paul Mahoney

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