The Five Paths for Australian Screenwriters
Australia is not Hollywood. Australia is not Hollywood. Australia is not Hollywood.
Sometimes, I have to remind myself. It’s the only way to preserve my sanity.
See, I’m an independent film producer who’s been involved in the film industry since before I was a teenager (over 20 years now, eeesh!). And because I grew up in Los Angeles, the film industry was all around me.
It never even occurred to me that people might consider a career in film “impossible”.
So when I got to Australia and started looking for screenplays, I was genuinely surprised by how few people were doing it. At first, I saw it as a tremendous opportunity. Over time, I began to realize it was a tremendous obstacle.
Without many screenwriters in Australia, the screenwriting community remains small,