International Success for RMIT Screenwriters


Heartiest congratulations to RMIT Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting alumni Steven Snell and Joe Wilson, both named as Grand Prize Winners in the 2013 New York Screenplay Contest, a global screenwriting contest designed to launch careers and provide recognition and network opportunities to the world's best new voices in screenwriting for film and television. The New York Screenplay Contest awards its winners with cash, prizes, sponsorship packages, and meetings with leading industry professionals.

Steven's television concept "Special Order 937" won the Television Concept category, and his treatment for the pilot episode placed second in the Treatment category.

Joe's restaurant sitcom, "Halfway Gourmet" won the Television Pilot – Sitcom category.

Steven writes:

"The concept for my series won the 'TV series concept' category and the treatment for the pilot episode placed second in the 'Treatment' category:

Additionally, my comedy pilot Ondine was a finalist in the 'Television Pilot – Comedy' category:

In more exciting news, Duncan Richards is a quarter-finalist in the Final Draft Big Break Contest 2013 for his project Beer For Life:

I was actually more stoked for Duncan's news than my own."

Fantastic work by Steven, Joe and Duncan!