Our experienced consultants can assess, script edit or write every genre of story for all script formats and across all media: feature scripts, shorts, TV series and mini-series, web series, transmedia, VR and multi-platform.
Assessor and Script Editor: Drama, Crime, Rom-Com, War, and manuscript assessments.
A writer/director of several award-winning short films (Tripe, Sharky’s Party, Green, Target Audience, Your Turn) and docos including ‘Chasing Birds’. I’ve written nine feature scripts, five of which were optioned by producers. I taught screenwriting at university level including Macquarie Uni, UTS, NIDA and AFTRS for twenty years. As founder-director of Script Central since 2003, I’ve script edited numerous produced scripts including ‘Shayda’, ‘Moon Rock for Monday’, ‘Don’t Tell’, ‘Broken’, ‘Needle’, ‘The Bet’, ‘Cold Turkey,’ and many unproduced scripts as well as assessing over two thousand feature scripts.
My debut crime novel The Night Whistler was published by Text Publishing in 2020 and shortlisted for the 2021 Ned Kelly Awards, Best Debut Crime Fiction. The sequel The Carnival Is Over was published by Text in August 2022. It was shortlisted for the 2023 Ned Kelly Awards, Best Crime Fiction. The Night Whistler has been optioned for a TV crime drama series. I have three new books in development.
Originally from India, Mala grew up in Perth Western Australia.
Mala has worked in the WA screen sector for 20 years in production and development including writing and script editing for film and television. She has produced several short films and has worked on television productions The Sharknet and Cloud Street and feature films Red Dog and Echoes. She has been a development executive at Factor 30 Films developing TV drama, feature films and web-series for several years.
Her cross-cultural perspective informs her approach to storytelling and finding the language to talk about diverse representation on screen.
Script Editor, Mentor, Assessor TV series, features, drama and comedy, historical, biopics.
With over 30 years’ experience creating and writing drama projects for ABC-TV including Brides of Christ; The Leaving of Liverpool; My Place – Series 2; SBS (RAN – Remote Area Nurse) and Network Ten (My Brother Jack), John is the recipient of 4 AWGIE Awards as well as the Australian Writers’ Guild’s Dorothy Crawford Award for Script Editing. He is the Recipient of a Foxtel Fellowship; a MacDowell Fellowship (USA), and is currently developing new projects for Blackfella Films and Scripted Ink. John enjoys supporting established and emerging writers for adult and children’s audiences.
Script editor, assessor, comedy, drama, TV, features, plays – is best known for his multi award-winning TV comedy series Mother and Son which was shown in more than 50 countries. Other television work includes, Grass Roots which received 7 AFI awards including two for Best Screenplay; award-winning sitcom series Eggshells and One Day Miller and his satire on race in Australia, BabaKiueria, which was given a United Nations Media Peace Award.
His play WARNING: EXPLICIT MATERIAL was part of the Ensemble Theatre’s 2011 season and Liberty Equality Fraternity ran in the 2013 Ensemble season. His play Dear Mum and Dad was part of the Ensemble Theatre’s Gallipoli Project in 2015. A stage adaptation of Mother and Son played in Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane in 2014, and ’15 and will tour Eastern Australia in 2020.
His latest play Black Cockatoo is the first production for the Ensemble Theatre’s 2020 season and is part of the Sydney Festival. In 2009, Geoffrey was made a Member of the Order of Australia.
Creative Screenwriter with more than 20 years’ experience in the Film and Television industry, both in France and in Australia, I worked on many genres and formats, from Animation to Drama to Horror/Thrillers.
I have worked on various shows over the years, including iconic local serial ‘Home and Away’, international animation co-productions like ‘Heidi’ or ‘Vic the Viking’ or the recent French true crime mini-series ‘Eloi, en quête d’un disparu’ released in France in November 2023.
I also have had three queer plays produced since 2021, the latest, ‘French Letters and Leather Cleaner’, as part of Sydney World Pride 2023.
My feature film scripts have been selected in festivals around the world. One of them (Horror/Thriller) has been optioned, to be shot in 2024, another one (Drama) has won awards including Best Australian Screenplay at the Australasian Film Festival of Time, and my latest one (Thriller) has won Best Screenplay (Thriller) at the New York International Film Awards in March 2023.
Script editor and assessor, crime, comedy, drama.
A graduate of AFTRS, David has written and directed five feature films, including Idiot Box, Dirty Deeds and Mullet which won the AWGIE for best original screenplay in 2001 and best direction at the Shanghai Film Festival in 2002. His film Prime Mover won the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award for best original Screenplay in 2009.
He has also directed over 100 hours of television drama, including Rush, Underbelly Razor, Phryne Fisher, Underbelly Badness, Hyde and Seek and Love Child. He co-wrote and co-directed the mini-series Power Games for Channel 9, directed the film Nowhere Boys and directed Dead Lucky for SBS. As well as writing his own work he has most recently directed the series Les Norton for the ABC.
Assessor – drama, genre war, rom com, comedy and musicals.
Katrina is a Creative Producer/writer, Script Development Executive and Script Editor primarily for feature films and American TV. She has worked in development of mainstream scripts in Hollywood for Lin Pictures/ Rideback, who have a First Look Deal with Warner Brothers (LEGO movies, I.T, ALADDIN, LETHAL WEAPON series) and currently working on a slate of projects in the USA and Australia – building a bridge between Hollywood and OZ. She had a 20-year comedy writing/performing background in Australia, USA and Canada before producing Australian award winning festival favourites, Canopy and The Heckler and many award-winning short films and TV commercials, which opened the door to working in Los Angeles on studio films.
Script editor, mentor.
Academy Award and BAFTA nominee Pip Karmel brings her experience as director, film editor and writer to every script she edits. Acclaimed film editor of Scott Hicks’ Shine, Hearts in Atlantis, and No Reservations; director of AFI winner, best telemovie The Long Ride; writer and director of feature film Me Myself I. Pip has been writer and rewriter on numerous and varied screenplays for such esteemed producers and directors as Phillip Noyce, Emile Sherman and Russell Crowe, and has judged scripts for film and television in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. Recent television writing credits include episode 3 of Blackfella Films/ABC drama series Total Control, winner of Best Drama Series, 2019 AACTA Awards. Pip is currently working on season 2 of Total Control, a series for Goalpost Pictures/SBS, and a screenplay with Scott Hicks/May30 Entertainment.
Annelies is a screenwriter who has worked in Canada and the UK as well as in Australia.
She has two feature films premiering in 2022: Love and Penguins, a romance, and Sugar, a thriller. She has recently received development funding from Screen Queensland for two further features and is pitching a children’s TV show to market. Annelies is also a script consultant and script editor who has a special interest in drama and genre, commercial stories highlighting complex relationships and targeting younger audiences. She loves helping writers cultivate their voice and tell their stories.
Script editor and assessor, drama, war, adventure, historical, biopics.
A former Los Angeles producer, Scott is now a writer/script consultant in Melbourne, experienced in both fiction and non-fiction arenas. He was a story analyst for Nu Image, The Samuel Goldwyn Company, Hallmark, New World Television, Sundance Institute, and the Roger & Julie Corman companies, among others in Los Angeles. A member of the Producers Guild of America, Scott’s credits include showrunner/supervising producer on Live Life and Win! and co-writing the reality series Hollywood Boot Camp. Some of Scott’s specialties as a story consultant are to help writers/producers create a layered integrated central conflict, complex characters, and themes that cause emotion in an audience. Scott enjoys helping to develop Australian stories to an international level.
Award nominated screenwriter and story researcher for the hugely successful Underbelly franchise, Andy Muir was nominated for a Ned Kelly for his debut crime fiction novel Something for Nothing (Affirm Press, 2017). The follow up Hiding to Nothing (Affirm Press, 2019) continues the misadventures of anti hero Lachie Munro. Currently co-host of the BAD Sydney: All about Crime podcast, Andy brings a storyteller’s curiosity to all his work. As a script editor, Andy has worked on television, film and web series projects including the hybrid true crime animated series The Twist. He has worked as a script assessor and industry mentor for several funding bodies including Screen NSW, Film Victoria, WIFT, and the Australian Writers Guild.
Script editor and assessor, drama, crime, thriller, war.
Nick has written and directed the feature film Dead Heart, which received the FCCA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, two short films and Saviour, a half-hour episode of the 2006 series Two Twisted, and over a dozen plays. Nick has script edited or consulted on the Australian feature films Clubland, Candy, Caterpillar Wish, Newcastle, Cedar Boys and The King. He has extensive experience writing for series television and has won an AWGIE Award for an episode of the ABC children’s series My Place and in 2012, best TV Drama Series for The Straits. The latter also won a Deadly Award and both seasons of My Place won Logies. Nick has another AWGIE for his stage work, as well as the NSW Premier’s Literary Award and the Australian Human Rights Award. He has recently been a writer on the Wolf Creek TV series.
Script editor and assessor, Xmedia, multi-platform, features, TV series.
Evelyn has been a storyliner, script editor, writer and researcher for adult and children’s TV drama series and documentary for twenty years. In 2010 she branched into multi-platform and transmedia production. Prototyping her own projects, she also collaborated on Lance Weiler’s ‘Robot Heart Stories’, and Hoodlum’s ‘The Mosaic Collective’, a multiplatform extension to US series ‘Flash Forward’. Since 2012, Evelyn has lectured in storyworld creation for multiplatform documentary and drama at AFTRS as well as co-authoring Firelight Productions ‘Hands On: All Media Producing’ with Marcus Gillezeau. She’s also been an assessor of feature scripts for the NSWFTO.
Script development and script editor, drama, genre, western, rom com, musicals, diversity stories.
Chryssy is a screenwriter, script editor and filmmaker. Following her MBA, and Master of Cinematic Arts at USC, Chryssy worked in LA, Europe and Australia, with the William Morris Agency, Thompson Street Pictures at 20th Century Fox, Rosebank Films, Octagon/World 2000 at Ardmore Studios in Ireland, and freelance work with over 200 production companies. Chryssy has consulted for film bodies, studios, broadcasters, writers guilds and Government departments, both domestic and international. She is currently writing two screenplays on commission, and is a producer on several projects.
Assessor and script editor, animation, family movies and comedy.
Alex’s career spans two decades immersed in feature film and television as Writer, Director, and senior roles across animation, on major international projects at companies such as Animal Logic, Rising Sun Pictures and Flying Bark. He has consulted on, and written screenplays for clients in Australia, the US and China. Most recently he has written animated feature scripts for Vixo Animation and Gold Valley Films. Alex worked on the feature Peter Rabbit as Additional Animation Supervisor and wrote and co-directed the Chinese animated feature film franchise Frog Kingdom 3 and Frog Kingdom 4. Prior to this, Weight was co-director of the animated feature Blinky Bill: The Movie. He was also animation supervisor on Zack Snyder’s Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole and lead animator on Oscar-winning animation feature Happy Feet.
Tim Williams is a freelance screenwriter and developer.
He has previously worked at Matchbox Pictures in Scripted Development. He has written for The Heights (ABC) and has contributed to series such as Wanted (Seven), Hungry Ghosts (SBS), Glitch (ABC), The Family Law (SBS), Oddlands (ABC) and many others. He currently works different development roles with a variety of production companies including Fremantlemedia and Guesswork Television, and also works as an external assessor for VicScreen, Screen Queensland and Screen Tasmania. Tim also works as a tutor, assessor and lecturer at the Victorian College of the Arts for their screenwriting courses.
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