How does a writer meet people in the australian screen community?How does a writer meet people in the australian screen community?
I've written a screenplay and I'd like some feedback. Where can I go?I've written a screenplay and I'd like some feedback. Where can I go?
THE AUSTRALIAN WRITER'S GUILD has an assessment service that provides comprehensive feedback on scripts.
AWG Script Assessment
METRO SCREEN MEMBERS RECEIVE DISCOUNTED SCRIPT ASSESSMENT SERVICES. These services include meetings with professional script editors and producer consultants to advise, discuss and help develop your next screen project from short to feature.
Metro Screen member benefits
THE NSW SCREENWRITING GROUP, which is coordinated by Australian Writer's Guild members Jack Brislee and Luci Temple, meets in the evening on a fortnightly basis. The group provides the opportunity for writers to give and receive constructive criticism in a supportive environment. If you are interested in getting involved contact Jack Brislee
How do I get experience writing for television?How do I get experience writing for television?
YOU MIGHT TRY APPLYING FOR AN ATTACHMENT to the writing team of an ongoing Australian TV series. Screen NSW has a list of TV series currently in production in the Production Updates section
If you're keen to be involved with one of these productions, you will need to contact the production company directly to find out if there are any opportunities.
VOLUNTEER AT YOUR LOCAL Community Television Office
TRY CONTACTING ONE OF THE MANY PRODUCTION COMPANIES IN NSW and ask them if they are employing interns or attachments for any of their upcoming productions. You can find a comprehensive list of companies in the following publications. If you can't find a paid position, and you're really keen to be involved - ask them if you can volunteer in some capacity or be on set as an observer for a few days of the shoot.
The Black Book
The Production Book