Call out for regional writers for script development lab

Holly Phillips.

Five early-career writers in regional, rural or remote Australia who are keen to write for television are being offered places in a five-day script lab staged by Screenworks and Matchbox Pictures.

The lab will be held in Lismore from November 12 – 16, led by UK writer Holly Phillips and the script development team from Matchbox Pictures.

The aim is to develop Best Medicine, an original concept for a TV series written by Tim Williams, which revolves around an out-of-work actor who performs as a clown doctor in a teenage cancer ward. His life takes on unexpected new meaning as a result of his time spent with a ward full of complex patients.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate some experience in script writing and live in regional, rural or remote Australia. Travel to Lismore and accommodation expenses will be covered by Screenworks.

Screenworks CEO Ken Crouch said: “As the regional film office,

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