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The Creators: Applications due

February 1 @ 5:00 pm

Screen Australia and the Australian Writers’ Guild have announced applications are open for The Creators program. Now in its second year, The Creators is a career acceleration program for high-calibre, mid-career screenwriters to build toward the creation of their own shows.

Through the program, up to six writers with existing episodic slates will be selected to travel to Los Angeles to participate in training, industry meetings and networking events in 2024.

Building on the success of the 2023 program, this second iteration will provide selected screenwriters with training, project and pitching development and networking opportunities to sell their stories in domestic and international markets.

Emmy Award-winner Jeff Melvoin (Northern ExposureKilling EveDesignated Survivor), founder and Chair of the Writers Guild of America’s Showrunner Training Program, will lead the selected writers in a training and pitching workshop in the US.

The Creators is supported by industry partners Scripted Ink and Film Independent.

To apply, writers must have recent credits across television, feature film and/or theatre; and existing interest from the global community. They must also have a slate of 3-5 scripted episodic projects currently in development including one lead project with a draft pilot script that will be developed as part of the program. Applicants must be available from 4-17 May 2024 to attend.

Successful applicants will be notified by March 11.