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107 Projects, 107 Redfern Street, Redfern, NSW 2008
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01/05/2017 6:30 PM - 01/05/2017 8:30 PM

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Writing for interactivity can present many challenges to the newcomer, and involves shedding a lot of what we’ve always been taught about storytelling. Are beginning, middle, and end, really essential? Do we need to move in straight lines anymore? Is conflict really essential? Join our panel of games and interactive writers as they lead you through the basics of changing your mindset to level up your writing by including interactivity and reader agency into your stories! Moderated by Teresa Crea (SA) with Christy Dena (QLD), Leena van Deventer (VIC), Anna Irwin-Schutze (VIC), Krister Collin (NSW) and Nicole Stark (QLD).

WHERE: 107 Projects, 107 Redfern st, Redfern, NSW

WHEN: Monday, May 1st 6.30pm for 7pm start, the venue bar will be open especially for us!

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Teresa Crea is a writer, director and creative producer across a variety of media – including theatre, media (television and radio), hybrid and cross platform.  She has written, devised and directed over thirty productions across these media and her work has been presented nationally and internationally – including Singapore, UK and South America. Her performance company received the Sidney Myer Award for its ‘Seminal Contribution to the Australian Arts’. Teresa’s experience also includes two years as a creative facilitator and lecturer in Visual Story for the US based Carnegie Mellon Entertainment Technology Centre. Her role was to work with cross domain teams of writers, programmers, designers, film makers and animators to rapidly prototype and develop narratives for virtual and cross platform production. She holds a PHD in immersive narrative – investigating narrative sense- making and information processing in  simulated and immersive environments.

Leena van Deventer is an award-winning game developer, writer, and educator from Melbourne. She has taught interactive storytelling at Swinburne and RMIT Universities and published her first book last year, “Game Changers: From Minecraft to misogyny, the fight for the future of videogames” with Dr Dan Golding for Affirm Press. Leena has worked on games and apps such as “Twists & Turns” for the Melbourne Writers Festival, and as a senior copywriter on “Run That Town” for the Australian Bureau of Statistics, which went on to win a Gold Lion award at Cannes.

Christy Dena, a writer-designer-director who has worked on award-winning pervasive games, film, digital and theatre projects.  Her original projects have won the Interactive Media category at the Australian Writers’ Guild Awards; won and been shortlisted for the Digital Narrative category at the WA Premier’s Book Awards; and many others. Christy has been commissioned to create a game installation for Experimenta’s 5th International Biennial of Media Art: Recharge. She was granted Australia’s first Digital Writing Residency at The Cube for her project “Robot University,” with funding from the Australia Council for the Arts and QUT.  She was the “Digital Writing Ambassador” for the Emerging Writers Festival. Previously she worked extensively with the Australia Council for the Arts on their “Story of the Future” initiative, including co-writing “The Writer’s Guide to Making a Digital Living” for the Australian Literature Board. She co-founded with Lance Weiler an international residential lab for storytellers working in tech called “Forward Slash Story“. Her clients include Nokia, Cisco/No Mimes Media,  ABC,  Wieden+Kennedy, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Noah Falstein, Ken Eklund & Agency of Coney, and more.

Narrative designer Anna Irwin-Schutze has been in and around the games industry for over 6 years. As co-director of Sound Librarian, she has a unique perspective in understanding interactive media from both a narrative and audio perspective. Anna is passionate about creating great stories that support gameplay and exploring new ways to engage players through the interactive experience. Currently working on a mix of projects, Anna has an active interest in writing for VR, MR and AR and the unique challenges of storytelling in each of these formats. Anna is a member of the AWG – Games & Interactive Advisory Committee (GIAC) and is passionate about raising the profile of narrative designers and game writers in Australia and worldwide.

Krister Collin is a firm believer that enjoyment, teaching, play and humour are all intertwined. He has been making games for several years on contract and worked as a designer of educational software, now teaching Game Design at AIE Sydney. In his spare time, he runs Beer and Pixels, the monthly game developer meetup for IGDA Sydney, as well as working on side-projects, sharpening his skills and funny third thing.

Nicole Stark is the proud owner of the inaugural ANZ Women in Games Award for Creative Inspiration. She’s held senior positions on a variety of shipped game titles with project sizes ranging from triple A console to indie mobile. In 2012 she moved to Noosa with her husband and four daughters and formed Disparity Games. Their most recent game Ninja Pizza Girl was nominated for an AWGIE award in 2016.

 


If you have an unproduced Feature Film script you'd like to enter into our INSITE Award, hurry! Entries close soon! https://t.co/8QbnDEqxCu

May 1st, join Nicole Stark & others for our Interactive Writing panel! @DisparityGames will be there. Details here: https://t.co/Z7ABYaz3w5

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We hear there are still a couple of spots left for the screenwriting weekend with our NSW Committee co-chair Holly Lyons. Holly is an excellent lecturer and if you were thinking of signing up, you definitely should! Another good news is that AFTRS Open offers 10% discount to AWG Members. You won't regret it.

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Congratulations Robyn Butler & Wayne Hope!

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Bravo Josh Thomas!

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Congratulations to our member Vicki Madden!

#NSWWriteNight: Navigating Interactive Writing. Join our panel of #games and #interactive writers 1 May!… https://t.co/sTxQoFPFD8

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Here are the 2017 Women In Games Awards finalists!

Come along to our Interactive Writing panel May 1. Narrative designer, Anna Irwin-Schutze will also be on our panel! https://t.co/Z7ABYaz3w5

Writing for interactive media and games isn't your usual screenwriting. Get along to this Write Night and find out… https://t.co/fc1qW9vF3E

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NSW: WIN TICKETS TO TONIGHT'S ADVANCED SCREENING - email olga@awg.com.au The Zookeeper’s Wife is an upcoming drama based on the real-life story and wartime diaries of Antonina Żabińska (portrayed by Jessica Chastain), a Polish woman and working mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. The film is directed by Niki Caro and adapted from the book ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’ by Diane Ackerman, and is due for release in Australian cinemas on the 4th of May.

Join writer, director & creative producer, Teresa Crea, May 1 for our exciting Interactive Writing panel! Details: https://t.co/Z7ABYaz3w5

Thanks to @AWG_1 Victoria for a great night out with a fantastic panel of women talking about how to break into TV writing #amwriting

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Great talk tonight with the @AWG_1 about how to get a job in TV! So good to see a panel of such awesome ladies… https://t.co/zwTYWnaNOH

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VIC: Tonight! How to get your first job in TV with @nikiaken, Lauren Merolli and Leisl Egan. Don't miss out! https://t.co/jkUphGNTRc

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We are hiring!

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Congratulation Penelope Chai and Philip Tarl Denson !

#NSWWriteNight Navigating Interactive Writing. Join our panel of games and interactive writers May 1.… https://t.co/CT9EWjyjKK

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NSW: Navigating Interactive Writing Writing for interactivity can present many challenges to the newcomer, and involves shedding a lot of what we’ve always been taught about storytelling. Are beginning, middle, and end, really essential? Do we need to move in straight lines anymore? Is conflict really essential? Join our panel of games and interactive writers as they lead you through the basics of changing your mindset to level up your writing by including interactivity and reader agency into your stories! Where: 107 Projects, 107 Redfern st, Redfern, NSW When: Monday 1 May 6.30 pm for 7 pm start, the venue bar will be open especially for us!

Adelaide Film Festival & @AWG_1 entries open for unproduced screenplays! Check the link below: https://t.co/6NEKkU2sHm

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VIC: Join us this Wednesday for How to Get Your First Job in TV with @nikiaken, Lauren Merolli and Leisl Egan https://t.co/jkUphGwisC

In Sydney on May 1st? Interested in interactive storytelling? I’ll be on a panel for the Australian Writers Guild: https://t.co/Rm9fbrJJ2O

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Congratulations to all nominated for the 2017 Directors' Guild Awards! https://t.co/wunKA8VUUb

Australian Writers’ Guild & Adelaide Film Festival Launch ‘Insite Award’ https://t.co/4dl6oTcvSg https://t.co/Uqlfc2WeiL

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Grab the last spots in John Collee's 1-day WRITING FOR HOLLYWOOD with AFTRS Open in which the veteran screenwriter (Happy Feet, Master & Commdander) shares his 20 years of experience. (30 April 2017) Details:

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Adelaide Film Festival and the Australian Writers' Guild have launched the prestigious Australian screenwriting development initiative, the INSITE Award. Established to unearth feature film screenwriting talent, the INSITE Award is presented to the writer of a screenplay which has not yet secured a producer or funding. The call is now open for AWG members to submit a synopsis and writing sample of an unproduced screenplay to INSITE. Entries for the 2017 INSITE Award are open until Wednesday 3 May 2017 and the winner will be announced during the Adelaide Film Festival, 5–15 October 2017. https://awg.com.au/view/australian-writers-guild-and-adelaide-film-festival-launch-insite-award/

The @sydfilmfest 2017 Preview Program has landed! Explore the first 28 films now. Book a Flexipass + save.… https://t.co/FS9FC74Vk4

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The Sydney Film Festival 2017 preview program has landed! Explore the first 28 films from their 2017 Festival today. They’ve got an epic lineup of international festival hits, investigative documentaries, Australian indies and retrospective classics. In the meantime, book your Flexipasses and Subscriptions and mark your diaries! Find out more: http://bit.ly/2ow4dQc

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#Dubbo: There are still a few spots left in this great screenwriting workshop with AFTRS lecturer Holly Lyons! You will learn the basic tools and fundamentals of screenwriting from an industry professional who currently lectures at a leading Sydney Film School. This course will focus on screenwriting for short films, but you will will receive skills and tools that can also be used for feature length films. When: April 8-9 2017, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm Where: Dubbo College South Campus, Boundary Road, Dubbo Lunch included For more information and tickets:

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Get ready for Sydney Film Festival 2017! The Festival will run from 7–18 June but you don’t have to wait that long to experience some of the program. See a sneak peak of the first 25 films from their 2017 Program next Wednesday. Book a Festival subscription or Flexipass to experience the best of the festival and save. www.sff.org.au

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DUBBO: Two Day Screenwriting Workshop with AFTRS lecturer, Holly Lyons You will learn the basic tools and fundamentals of screenwriting from an industry professional who currently lectures at a leading Sydney Film School. This course will focus on screenwriting for short films, but you will will receive skills and tools that can also be used for feature length films. When: April 8-9 2017, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm Where: Dubbo College South Campus, Boundary Road, Dubbo Lunch included For more information and tickets:

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