Call for applications for genre masterclass hosted by Bunya Productions

Raelle Tucker and Jeremy Podeswa.

Bunya Productions is hosting a genre masterclass program in December for mid-career female writers and directors who have compelling ideas for genre TV series or features.

Supported by Screen Australia’s Gender Matters Brilliant Careers initiative, the masterclass will be delivered by director Jeremy Podeswa (Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire,The Handmaid’s Tale) and writer and showrunner Raelle Tucker (Supernatural, True Blood, Jessica Jones).

The residential workshop is part of Bunya Productions’ Engendered program that seeks to support female creatives from diverse backgrounds to develop their TV and feature ideas.

Up to 8 mid-career creatives – or creative teams – will be selected to attend the workshop from December 17-20 in the Kangaroo Valley. Travel and accommodation expenses will be paid by the Engendered initiative.

Applicants, who need to have worked in the film and TV industry as a writer or director or have extensive writing experience in theatre or publishing, are asked to provide a 2-page pitch plus one page describing where their projects are at in development, an outline of their career to date and how their experience and background meets the aims of the workshop.

Bunya’s TV division made Mystery Road, which aired on the ABC, BBC4, Acorn US and the Soho Channel New Zealand. Feature film credits include Sweet Country, Goldstone, Mystery Road and Jasper Jones.

Applications are now open and close on November 16. To apply or for further information go here.