Smart For A Girl: Roar is currently seeking next-generation female writers, who are passionate about storytelling and have something to say. The brainchild of creative collaborators Imogen Banks and Alice Bell, it is designed to address the lack of opportunity for entry-level screenwriters in the television industry. The program is made possible by Screen Australia’s Gender Matters: Brilliant Careers initiative.
Smart For a Girl: Roar will teach twelve, uncredited, female writers how an idea is developed into series television through the processes of a writer’s room.
Successful applicants will be divided into four, separate groups where the selected idea will be brainstormed, and a first episode plotted.
Each of the four selected writers whose ideas were developed within the rooms will then go on to write the first episode to a polished second draft, with the process of notes and re-drafting open to the observation of each relevant group.
Applicants must be female and an Australian citizen or permanent resident and have no produced credits as a screenwriter in television in any country. For the avoidance of doubt, a credit means a half hour or full hour of television; short films, web series, books, articles, blogs, do not count as credits in this context.
Applications close 1st December 2016.
For further details, please visit the website here.