Screenworks, in partnership with Hoodlum Entertainment, are seeking regionally-based screenwriters for their upcoming program Discovering New Voices – Romantic Comedy. The three stage program is designed to train undiscovered, diverse and talented writers living in regional, rural and remote Australia.


The final successful applicant or project team will be placed with Hoodlum Entertainment for up to a month to develop a new romantic comedy project. Up to twenty participants will be selected initially for the three stage program to take part in a one-day online workshop on writing romantic comedy with Alexa Wyatt.


Hoodlum’s Chief Content Officer Tracey Vieira said, “The team at Hoodlum are a romantic bunch who love a good laugh and a great cry. We also LOVE stories that have something to say, especially from a perspective that we may not get to see on screens. Combine all that with a Friday night, paired up with your significant other, or besties and maybe a glass of wine with dinner, and what you have is a rom-com that is sure to make you happy-cry, blush and sigh with glee. And that’s what we’re looking for! Romantic stories for features and television series that have underrepresented leads and/or come at story from a unique perspective and that have something to say.”


Applications are now open and will close at 5pm AEDT on Friday 5th November 2021. 


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