The Australian Writers Guild together with the South Australian Film Corporation are calling for applications for participation in a new script development initiative, Writing for Film, led by international film development expert Stephen Cleary.
Writing for Film is a special initiative targeted at emerging and professional writers, producers and directors for cinema. Through a combination of workshops and intensive one on one project development, Writing for Film will help practitioners develop their development expertise and will support a selected group of promising projects through financed development to a market-ready stage.
The program has three main phases, starting with a core skills refreshment and writing development stage after which a select group of projects which show genuine potential will be developed individually. The respective teams will then be mentored by expert script developers over four months to refine their projects to a point that they are ready to take to market. In the final stage of the to-market process, several projects will receive additional funding of up to $10,000 each to ensure they maintain momentum following the completion of the initiative.