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At scriptWorks

We believe the story is the key factor in the success of any film


We develop screenplays with focused and dynamic stories that work


We only take on projects that we believe can work
Our Experts

Karin Altmann

The Australian Writers’ Guild honoured Karin with the Dorothy Crawford Award For Outstanding Contribution to the Profession, recognising her services as a writer, script editor, teacher and development executive. She is also the recipient of the Guild’s Richard Lane Award for Services to the Guild.


Michael Brindley

Michael is the creator and co-writer of the award winning feature film, Shame, which was invited to many festivals, beginning with the New York Museum of Modern Art ‘New Directors, New Films’. It went on to worldwide theatrical distribution and was remade as a telemovie for US Lifetime cable. In 2017, the National Film and Sound Archive restoration of Shame screened in festivals across Australia as a “classic Australian Film”.


John Hughes

Writer, director and producer John Hughes is one of Australia’s most experienced and recognized documentary filmmakers.  His landmark film The Archive Project won the 2007 NSW Premier’s History Prize, the 2006 Film Critics Circle of Australia Award (Best Feature Documentary), the 2006 Australian Teachers of Media Award (best tertiary resource) and the inaugural Joan Long Award for achievement in Australian film history.  In 2006 John received the Stanley Hawes Award for his outstanding contribution to Australian documentary.


Deborah Parsons

Deborah has worked in the film and television industry for over 30 years. One of Australia’s top television drama writers, she has written for A Place to Call Home, Phoenix, Janus, GP, Police Rescue, Good Guys Bad Guys, Blue Heelers, Water Rats, Young Lions, Marshall Law, MDA and others.


Jonathan Powell

Jonathan Powell is an award-winning producer who spent six years as Controller of BBC 1, responsible for commissioning the entire output of the BBC’s main channel.  Jonathan has received a number of BAFTA awards for Drama, two International Emmy Awards,  as well as the Royal Television Society Silver Medal for Creative Achievement and a Peabody Award.


Marcus Cole

Marcus Cole is a multi-award winning director who has worked in Australia, the United States and Europe, and has experience as a film and television director, writer, script editor, actor and educator.

Everyone wants a script that works…

Based in Melbourne, Sydney and London, we work with producers, writers, directors, distributors, broadcasters and funding agencies to deliver screenplays that work for the audience.

What We Do

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