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ACMI and Media Mentors Australia present

Screenwriting – Where do you start?

with drama writer David Hannam


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Wed 1 Apr 2020

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Find yourself stuck at home?

If you’ve got a screenplay in you, now may be the perfect opportunity to get it out. Drama writer David Hannam can help you get started.

Hosted by Denise Eriksen and Esther Coleman-Hawkins from Media Mentors.

About David Hannam

A reformed journalist, David began his career as a reporter and producer at ABC TV News & Current Affairs, and later at ABC TV Arts. Migrating to screenwriting almost two decades ago, David is best known for writing the Logie and AACTA-nominated Carlotta for ABC TV and developing the internationally successful Prisoner reboot Wentworth for Foxtel.

His work on multiple seasons of ABC TV’s hit teen series Nowhere Boys garnered numerous awards, including an International Emmy, and opened the door to working internationally. Currently focused on original work, David has a slate of new projects underway in Australia, the US and the UK.

In addition to executive roles at Matchbox and the Australian Children’s Television Foundation, David’s extensive writing credits include Wanted, The Doctor Blake Mysteries, A Place to Call Home, All Saints, Stingers, Bed of Roses and Dance Academy.

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Event duration

31 mins


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