Don’t forget the writer: an interview with screenwriter Giula Sandler

She remembers a time before TV was cool, but persistence built this writer's career and it's taking her far.
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It’s one of Giula Sandler’s personal bugbears that writers are often overlooked when film and TV shows get mentioned in the media. ‘It drives me nuts,’ says the Melbourne-based screenwriter as we share lunch one Autumn day, and I try to unlock the secrets of her extensive IMDB profile.‘The press often talks about the producer, the director, and the cast, but not the writer,’ she says. ‘It’s insane because none of those people would have anything to do without the words on the page.’

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Rochelle Siemienowicz is the ArtsHub Group's Education and Career Editor. She is a journalist for Screenhub and is a writer, film critic and cultural commentator with a PhD in Australian cinema. She was the co-host of Australia's longest-running film podcast 'Hell is for Hyphenates' and has written a memoir, Fallen, published by Affirm Press. Her second book, Double Happiness, a novel, will be published by Midnight Sun in 2024. Instagram: @Rochelle_Rochelle Twitter: @Milan2Pinsk