Scripted Ink continues to revolutionise the way quality Australian writers and their projects find their way to the marketplace as it backs the New York launch of Pathways Showcase next week.
Scripted Ink Chair Shane Brennan (NCIS: Los Angeles) and CEO Jacqueline Elaine officially launch the Showcase at the Australian International Screen Forum (AISF) in the Big Apple next Thursday, showcasing peer-reviewed, curated, high-potential unproduced project ideas to US producers from a mix of Australia’s most successful screenwriters and most exciting emerging talent.
The brainchild of philanthropists Chris and Francesca Beale, the second annual AISF is a four-day screen industry summit, conference and film festival which aims to facilitate collaboration between the visiting Australian professional delegations and local US and international screen industry decision-makers.
AISF’s line-up of impressive ambassadors includes Hugh Jackman, Deborra-Lee Furness, Catherine Martin and Baz Lurhmann, with Lurhmann to preside over ‘Pitch Royale’, a series of competitive rounds of live-pitching, where the all-Australian Showcase will be launched.
The rounds will culminate in a final pitch to a high-profile panel comprising Baz Lurhmann and Catherine Martin (The Great Gatsby, Moulin Rouge!), Shane Brennan (NCIS: Los Angeles) and Jason Blum (Get Out, Blackkklansman). Industry delegates will be given a preview of the Showcase prior to the live pitching sessions.
For more information on the forum, access https://www.australianscreenforum.org/.
To check out the Pathways Showcase, go to http://www.awgpathways.com.au/.