For our last Writers’ Room of the year we are thrilled to welcome award-winning Australian showrunnner, writer and director, Tony Ayres.
Tony talks to Fiona Samuel about his career as a creative dynamo, and his involvement at the helm of some of the most critically and commercially successful high-end television to come out of Australia (The Slap, Nowhere Boys, Maximum Choppage). Lauded for his skills in story development, Tony delves into the processes behind Australia’s recent high-end television success.
Thurs 30 October, 7pm drinks, 7:30-8:30 session, The Loft (upstairs), Q Theatre, 305 Queen Street.
A full bio for Tony Ayres can be found on the Matchbox Pictures website.
Half-day seminar: Creating Compelling Drama for a Young Audience with Tony Ayres
Tony will also share his expertise and insights on creating compelling and relatable screen drama for young people in a half-day seminar on the morning of Saturday 1 November. Whether you’re writing drama specifically for a young audience or want to develop children and teen characters in your drama, this is an essential session to attend. More details here. We’re proud to be able to deliver this session in partnership with Kids on Screen.
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