Six careers hatched in Emerging Writers’ Incubator. Who benefits?

Six writers, six production companies, one initiative – the Emerging Writers' Incubator seems almost normal.

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.’

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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.