Scripted Ink. announces screenwriter internship placement with STUDIOCANAL

Scripted Ink. is thrilled to announce its third internship placement with STUDIOCANAL for 2017 – the talented Perth-based screenwriter, Heather Wilson.

Heather was the 2015 recipient of Screenwest’s Bill Warnock Award, a partnership with the Australian Writers’ Guild, for her romantic comedy feature film screenplay Another Time, and subsequently inducted into the AWG’s Pathways Program. Another Time has been optioned by Melbourne-based production company Truce Films and has received development funding from Scripted Ink.

‘I’m incredibly excited to be undertaking an internship with STUDIOCANAL, and look forward to expanding my knowledge and experience within such an excellent organisation,’ said Heather, ‘I’m very thankful to Scripted Ink. for their support in making it happen.’

Scripted Ink. has been thrilled with the results of its partnership with STUDIOCANAL, who have provided internship opportunities for two other emerging Pathways writers, Shane Brady and Ed Blythe, earlier in the year. ‘Having the chance to experience the business end of the feature film industry is invaluable for writers who aspire to have their scripts produced,’ said Tim Pye, Scripted Ink. Head of Development.

‘STUDIOCANAL is absolutely delighted to welcome Heather Wilson for the third Scripted Ink./STUDIOCANAL internship,’ said Greg Denning, STUDIOCANAL’s Development Manager. ‘The internship scheme has been a great success to date, a real win/win for both STUDIOCANAL and the writers involved. We’re thrilled with this ongoing partnership with Scripted Ink.’

Along with Scripted Ink., Heather’s placement at STUDIOCANAL has also been co-funded by Screenwest. ‘Screenwest is delighted to support this placement for Heather to work inside a leading distribution company,’ said Rikki Lea Bestall, Screenwest Head of Development and Production. ‘We congratulate Scripted Ink. for continuing to facilitate the development of screenwriting talent around Australia. Screenwest is committed to supporting early-career Western Australian writers with unique voices and long-term plans to contribute to the industry.’

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