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Two of Australia’s most experienced and successful screenwriters share their passion for storytelling, the differences in writing for television and film, collaboration with other writers, directors and producers, and much more.
When: Wednesday 8 March 7 pm–8.30 pm
Where: The function room, The Dan O’Connell Hotel, 225 Canning Street, Carlton 3503 (NB full disability access available)
Tickets: $5 for AWG members, $10 for non-members
Andrew Knight is a multi-award-winning Australian writer and producer. The recipient of AACTA’s 2015 Longford Lyell Award for outstanding contribution to the enrichment of Australia’s screen environment and culture, Andrew has written for both international and Australian features, and written, produced, co-created or executive-produced more than 1000 hours of television. Andrew’s credits include co-writing and co-producing the latest instalments in the Jack Irish and Rake series, both for ABC. He co-wrote: Ali’s Wedding with Osamah Sami, AWGIE-Award winning The Water Diviner with Andrew Anastasios, and Hacksaw Ridge with Robert Schenkkan for director Mel Gibson. Other iconic titles Andrew has been involved with include After the Deluge, Kangaroo Place, SeaChange, The D-Generation, Siam Sunset, Fast Forward, and The Broken Shore.
Jan Sardi is one of Australia’s eminent screenwriters. In 1997 he received an Academy Award nomination for his screenplay for Shine, as well as BAFTA, Writers Guild of America and Golden Globes nominations. Jan has numerous other credits including Love’s Brother, an award winning Australian/UK co-production, which he also directed. He also adapted the hit films The Notebook and Mao’s Last Dancer for the screen, as well as the highly acclaimed mini-series The Secret River (co written with Mac Gudgeon – based on the novel by Kate Grenville). Jan’s most recent credit is The Journey is The Destination, an original screenplay inspired by the life and journals of Dan Eldon, which is currently in post-post production. Jan is President of the Australian Writers’ Guild.