The first six screenwriters from a projected total of eighteen over three years have been announced for the Emerging Writers’ Incubator. It is a remarkable initiative, which symbolises the changes rolling through the sector which are much deeper than policies and pandemics.
According to Susie Hamilton, the Australian Writers Guild Professional Development Manager, the 24 finalists were interviewed in one intense Zoom-filled week. ‘It was hugely time consuming as you can imagine. But it was probably the most exciting thing I am participating in. There were some very, very, very impressive, fresh voices, with a different, new approach.’