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SCRIPT LAB with Peter Neale

Eastern Riverina Arts

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 at 9:00 pm - Saturday, 28 March 2015 at 5:00 pm (AEDT)

SCRIPT LAB with Peter Neale

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Got an idea for a screenplay? Is there a script gathering dust in a bottom drawer? Interested in how your script might become an actual movie? Do you want to be part of the growth of the film industry in the Riverina?

Then ScriptLab is for you.

Join scriptwriter and editor Peter Neale (Chopper, Farscape)  and other industry professionals as they lead you on a four day intensive laboratory over two weekends on script writing and early stage development for regional based screen projects

The first workshop would be focussed on the elements of scriptwriting and contain hands-on writing tasks. The laboratory will also provide practical information on pathways for project development in NSW. The second workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to have their writing critiqued by industry professionals to further develop the work.

Registration for ScriptLab will be $250 inc GST.

Weekend 1: 21 & 22 March
Weekend 2: 19 & 20 May 

Booranga Writers Centre
Charles Sturt University,
Wagga Wagga 

About Peter Neale:
Peter Neale has had extensive experience as a writer for film and television. His novel for children Big Ideas was published in 1993. Peter’s credits range across television series, childrens’ programs, telemovies and animation. They include extended stints as a writer, script editor and script producer on shows such as Water Rats, Farscape, The Ferals, Deadly,  All Saints and Heartbreak High. He was a script editor on the film Chopper in 2000. He has won two Australian Writers Guild Awards (AWGIES) and taught writing for many years at UTS, Macleay College and AFTRS where he has Head of Scriptwriting  


Who is this for?

ScriptLab is aimed at emerging and early career scriptwriters connected to the Riverina. So you might have written a short film. studied scriptwriting, had a script produced, or have written something but not sure where to go next. 'Emerging' may also include writers who haven't considered the screenplay but would have the potential to develop as screenwriters

I have never written a screenplay, should I still express my interest?

Yes, but it would be expected that you have a strong passion for the screen, and have creative writing you can show us

I don't live in the Riverina, should i still express my interest?

Yes, but you need to tell us what your connection to the Riverina is.  Did you grow up here? Did you study here? Have you got an idea for a screenplay set in the Riverina

 I would like to attend but don't think I can afford it. Is there any assistance?

 Eastern Riverina Arts have a limited number of bursaries available for those who reside in a member LGA and  for whom the cost of travel or Lab fee would be extremely prohibitive. 

Do I have to pay now?

No.  You will be notified if your expression of interest was successful and then we will arrange for your payment. A deposit of $50 will be required on acceptance of place, with the remainder due at least 14 days before the workshop. Don't worry, we will remind you.

Why do I have to do an expression of interest?

Places in this workshop are limited to 10 people only. We think the workshop will be of great interest and we want to ensure that we get a really good mix of committed writers in the room.

When will I find out if my expression of interest is successful?

You will find out before Christmas no later than 23rd December

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Call Scott Howie on (02) 69216890 or email

ScriptLab is a partnership between Eastern Riverina Arts, Booranga Writers Centre and Wagga Wagga City Council. Script Lab is supported by the NSW Government through Screen NSW

Have questions about SCRIPT LAB with Peter Neale? Contact Eastern Riverina Arts

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