With Emma Jensen
Learn about the stages of production between script idea and premiere from screenwriter Emma Jensen. Find out how to go about writing a screenplay, the key steps in pitching to producers, and what you can expect as your words are taken from the page and transformed into film. Gain an understanding of current local and international industry trends.
About Emma Jensen
Emma Jensen is a screenwriter who has worked in the industry for over 16 years as a writer, development executive and script consultant. A graduate of Queensland College Of Art, Emma worked in the production/development department of UK company FilmFour before returning to Australia where she was employed as Development Executive for Working Title Australia and
Mushroom Pictures. In 2010 while based in Los Angeles, Emma co-wrote The LA Team with Sall Grover, which was optioned by Working Title, and their first screenplay Ses on the First Date sold to US production company Gold Circle.
Currently in post-production is Emma’s spec screenplay A Storm in the Stars, based on the true story of Mary Shelley and her journey to write “Frankenstein”. A Storm in the Stars is directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour (Wadjda), stars Elle Fanning (Maleficent), Douglas Booth (Noah) and Bel Powley (Diary Of A Teenage Girl), and is produced by Gidden Media and Parallel Films.
Emma also continues to work as a script consultant and assessor, and was recently part of Screen Australia’s “Gender Matters” task force.