First Break WA launches today: Presented by the Australian Writers' Guild and Screenwest

03 July, 2022

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The Australian Writers’ Guild and Screenwest are pleased to launch First Break in Western Australia - a unique professional development program designed to give talented, aspiring WA screenwriters the opportunity to gain in-demand and practical skills, develop their understanding of the screen sector, and build industry connections.  

Working as a note-taker or script coordinator in a writers’ room has always been a great entry point for writers seeking their first television credit. The trouble is, how do you gain the necessary skills to apply for these types of coveted roles? And once you have the skills, how do you break in?

First Break is designed to provide participants with the knowledge, training and understanding to obtain work as a note-taker or script coordinator in a writers’ room, get their start in the industry and build vital networks as they do.  

At the conclusion of First Break, participants will be showcased to the screen industry via the AWG Pathways website. The Pathways First Break tab will be a permanent resource for industry looking for talented new writers who have valuable skills to offer in writers’ rooms.  

‘We are so pleased to be supporting the inaugural First Break in Western Australia, following its successful outcomes in other Australian states in the last year. It’s a fantastic and timely professional development opportunity for WA screenwriters to get their foot in the door of television development,’ said Martha Coleman, Screenwest Head of Creative: Content and Industry Development. 

First Break opens for applications Monday 4 July 2022 and will close 5pm Friday 29 July 2022 (AWST). 

AWG Members: Find out more and enter HERE
Non-AWG Members: Find out more and enter HERE.

First Break is made possible with support from Screenwest

First Break in Western Australia