The WFH Screenwriting Workshop is an 8-week online series of development workshops designed and hosted by Screenworks and the Australian International Screen Forum in association with Patricia Beaury, former Managing Director of internationally recognized The Writers Lab for women over 40.

This program will connect 8 regional, rural and remote Australian screenwriters with New York-based screen industry professionals through screenwriting skills development sessions and networking opportunities. The program will run for 8 weeks in June and July 2020 and will be conducted entirely online with weekly interactive webinar sessions hosted by the Screen Forum via ZOOM.

By delivering WFH Screenwriting Workshop, Screenworks and the Screen Forum are asking mid-career professional screenwriters of scripted features and/or TV to submit an original screenplay to secure the opportunity to develop it under the guidance of a select group of New York-based industry mentors. 

Industry mentors include Joey Tuccio (Founder and CEO, Roadmap Writers), Nitza Wilon and Elizabeth Kaiden (co-Founders, The Writers' Lab), Anne Hubbell (Vice President of Motion Picture, Kodak, and Founder, Tangerine Entertainment), Amy Hobby (Executive Director, Tribeca Film Institute, and Founder, Tangerine Entertainment), Timothy Cooper (Founder and Owner, Blueprint Screenwriting Group), Jamie Zelermyer (Producer / Executive Producer, President of the Board, New York Women in Film & Television) and Krysanne Katsoolis (President and CEO, Viewpark). 

By completing the 8-week bespoke program, successful participants can expect to acquire:

  • A more developed screenplay that is international in nature from both an audience and a business perspective

  • An informed sense of current international development trends and processes as they relate to their specific project

  • New connections and opportunities with U.S.-based mentors

  • Professional feedback regarding script improvement

  • A tested and professional pitch for their project

  • Current information about securing the proper representation as a writer