Meet Vanessa Alexander, international screenwriter extraordinaire

Vanessa Alexander is now in demand as a Newcastle-based international television writer. This is her story, from Power Rangers to Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi

‘With five children, two ex-husbands, four sisters, a foster son and a father she once helped jump bail, Vanessa is rarely short of inspiration for a story.’ That description comes from the 2021 Screenworks Local to Global Forum, which occurred physically in Lennox Head in Northern NSW.

Vanessa is the indomitable Vanessa Alexander who has been working internationally as a screenwriter from her home in Newcastle. She has an extraordinary range of work from fantasy for children to the bloodthirsty story world of Vikings: Valhalla.

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.