Professional screenwriters who believe that it takes a local village to grow nationally recognised talent.

Screenwriters WA is committed to the care and feeding of the current and next generation of WA screenwriters. We believe that local talent can be nationally competitive and that it’s critically important to our local industry that we have WA writers writing WA stories in WA. Our mission is to help make that happen through dynamic mentoring that encompasses a variety of writing experiences (workshops, rooms, Q&As, mentorships, etc.).

Founding Members:

Barbara Connell, Ron Elliott, Tracey Defty-Rashid,
Helen Mulroney, Jesse Laurie, Heather Wilson

Screenwriters WA Events:

March 11th – May 13th, 2019.

Feature Film Bootcamp 2.0

The upcoming Feature Film Boot Camp supports teams of writers/directors/producers who have an existing screenplay and want to kick it in the draft.

Three teams will be selected to participate in weekly workshops and one-on-one meetings to actively develop a new draft of an existing screenplay. All groups must commit to the ten-week boot camp process. This means that – on a weekly basis – at least two people from each team must attend the weekly workshop.

Teams of writers, directors and producers are eligible to apply. Three teams will be selected to be involved from March 11th to May 13th.

Please submit a single PDF containing:
1) 1-2 paragraph bio of each team member;
2) screenplay title, log line and paragraph synopsis; and
3) 1-2 page summary of project, issues of the current draft, goals for new draft, etc.

Submit all materials to Barbara Connell at
Deadline is: 15 February 2019 at 5:00pm.
Selected participants will be notified no later than 22 February 2019.

All queries can be sent to:

***Previous Screenwriters WA Events:

June 20th, 2018.

Pinnacles Launch Party & Networking – Connect and Collaborate.

Meet the Pinnacles Collective: The Gamechangers, Screenwriters WA and Australian Directors Guild – at The Standard, 28 Roe St, Northbridge – and find out about the collective’s schedule of events, including the Feature Writing Bootcamp, The Director’s Intensive, and The Gamechangers Script Speed Dating.

Sept 5th, 2018.

Adaptation – Hosted by Ron Elliot with Special Guest Ross Grayson-Bell

Join us for an intensive Q&A, craft skills evening discussing the joys and challenges of adapting material for the screen. Authors, screenwriters, filmmakers and anyone interested in adaptation will find this conversation and the experience of the presenters incredibly helpful.  If you’re working on an adaptation or having successfully finished one, your experience and input will help to make the evening even better.

Aug/Sept ??th, 2018.

Feature Writing Bootcamp.

Under the guidance of an experienced feature film writer and script editor (Barbara Connell), participants will be invited to transform their feature film pitch into a complete first draft script in 12 weeks.

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