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Screen Narratives: Writing Adaptations
Thu. 20 October 2016, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm AEST
With Isobelle Carmody and Stephen Lance
How do you transform 400 pages to 2 hours? Adapting a written work for screen is more than taking paragraphs and reformatting them as a screenplay. Isobelle Carmody and Stephen Lance will talk about the complex considerations that must be given to elements such as characters, story and structure when adapting novel for the silver screen.
About Isobelle Carmody
Isobelle Carmody is one of Australia's most highly acclaimed authors of fantasy. At fourteen, she began Obernewtyn, the first book in her much-loved Obernewtyn Chronicles, and has since written many works in this genre. Her novel The Gathering was joint winner of the 1993 Children's Literature Peace Prize and the 1994 CBCA Book of the Year Award, and Greylands was joint winner of the 1997 Aurealis Award for Excellence in Speculative Fiction (Young Adult category), and was named a White Raven at the 1998 Bologna Children's Book Fair. Isobelle has written the screen play to a movie adaptation of Greylands, which will be produced by Tara Morice.
About Stephen Lance
Stephen Lance is an award-winning director and writer of internationally renowned films, music videos and commercials.
My Mistress, Stephen’s debut feature film, premiered at Melbourne International Film Festival in 2014. The screenplay was selected for the No Borders market in New York and SPAAMart in 2011. Stephen wrote the acclaimed animation Dog With Electric Collar which opened the 2008 Sydney and Brisbane film festivals, as well as winning the AFI for Best Animation in 2008.
Stephen is currently writing a screenplay adaptation of the New York Times bestseller The Secret Lives of Dresses, a screenplay adaptation of a hit play, and an original television drama series pilot for Hoodlum.
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Queensland Writers Centre
Level 2, State Library of Queensland
South Brisbane, QLD 4101