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Foxtel Presents… The One with Alexa Junge hosted by Benjamin Law - Melbourne

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Beckett Theatre, The Coopers Malthouse, 113 Sturt St, Southbank
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14/06/2018 6:30 PM - 14/06/2018 9:00 PM

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Foxtel Presents… The One with Alexa Junge hosted by Benjamin Law

Grab your friends and join us for a night of laughs and insights as Benjamin Law chats with Alexa Junge, the showrunner and screenwriter behind some of your favourite television shows, including Friends, Grace & Frankie, The West Wing, Big Love and Sex and the City.

A night not to be missed!

When: Arrive 6.30pm for a 7pm start

Where: Beckett Theatre, The Coopers Malthouse, 113 Sturt St, Southbank

Tickets: $15 for AWG members/$25 for non-members


This event is made possible through the generous support of Film Victoria.


Alexa Junge is an internationally acclaimed Writer, Producer and Showrunner. Her credits include Grace & Frankie, Friends, The West Wing, Sex and the City, Big Love and United States of Tara. 

A four-time Emmy and WGA Award nominee, Junge grew up in Los Angeles and attended Barnard College, where she wrote for and performed in the Columbia University Varsity Show. Junge continued her education at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Junge wrote for Friends from 1994 to 1999. Nominated for two Emmy Awards and two Writers Guild of America Awards, Junge also won the National AOL Poll for writing the “All Time Favorite Friends Episode” for “The One Where Everybody Finds Out”. Junge went on to write for Once and Again, Sex and the City, West Wing (where she was nominated for two Emmys and two WGA Awards) as well as Big Love and the BBC comedy Clone. Junge also wrote lyrics for Disney’s Mulan 2, screenplay and lyrics for Disney’s Lilo & Stitch 2.

A frequent contributor to National Public Radio’s This American Life, Junge performed live for their 2008 “What I Learned From Television” tour. She served as Executive Producer and showrunner for the first season of Showtime’s series The United States of Tara and worked on Tilda for HBO with Bill Condon, Alan Poul and John Hoffman, and was the executive producer on Best Friends Forever starring Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair for NBC.

Junge’s theatrical adaptation of Sarah Waters’ novel Fingersmith had its world premiere at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in March 2015. She also wrote four episodes of the 2015-16 Netflix series Grace and Frankie.

Benjamin Law writes books, TV screenplays, columns, essays and features.

He’s the author of the memoir The Family Law (2010), the travel book Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (2012)—both nominated for Australian Book Industry Awards—and the Quarterly Essay on Safe Schools, Moral Panic 101 (2017). He’s the co-author of Shit Asian Mothers Say (2014) with his sister Michelle, and the sex/relationships advice book Law School (2017) with his mum Jenny.

Benjamin has written for over 50 publications in Australia and beyond—including the Monthly, frankie, Good Weekend, the Guardian, the Australian, Monocle and the Australian Financial Review—and has a PhD in creative writing from QUT.

The Family Law is now also an award-winning TV series for SBS, which Benjamin created and co-writes. Benjamin was also a researcher and associate producer on Blackfella Films’ Deep Water: The Real Story (SBS) and a writer on Endemol Shine’s Sisters (Ten).

You can hear him co-hosting ABC RN’s weekly pop culture show Stop Everything, and watch him as a panellist on TV shows like ABC’s Screen Time, Q&A and The Drum.


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