want to reach out to the cineplexes, so I seek “High Concept” stories that can be easily marketed to a wide audience. There are several Australian producers with this philosophy, and we all fit into this category.
5) Write for Hollywood
Yes, believe it or not Aussie screenwriters, despite being this far away, writing for the Hollywood market is a legitimate and viable path. Ironically, many Australian writers have found it easier to “break in” to the Hollywood market than Americans. Largely the result of very few Australian films getting released in the US (and then, it’s only the good ones), Hollywood has a distorted perception of Australia, and makes assumptions in your favour. The challenge to this path is that, in the end, you’re competing with about 100 times as many writers, including the best in the world. Your skills had better be