Media Mentors Australia is delighted to announce a 4-week course led by screenwriter and executive producer David Hannam (Paper Dolls, Rock Island Mysteries, Nowhere Boys) in which a small group of up to 8 writers will have their original TV pilot scripts workshopped so they’re ready to revise and take to the next level. Open to TV pilots up to 60 pages of any genre.

Every script will get 1 hour of development and feedback with David and the group, plus the chance to learn from everyone else.

And for those without a finished draft of a script or those simply wishing to listen and learn, Media Mentors is offering a small number of audit-only spots at a reduced price. Observers will have the incredible opportunity to watch the course and learn what works and what doesn\’t in other writers\’ work.

Everyone attending will need to sign a non-disclosure agreement prior to the start.

Media Mentors understand that investing in career development can be challenging, especially with the skyrocketing cost of living. So in the spirit of their motto “helping creatives create” they are offering ONE FREE SPOT (audit-only ticket) to a screen practitioner who is experiencing financial hardship. Applicants will be chosen at random and can apply online for a chance to secure a place.

Take Your TV Pilot From Good to Great will be held across the following Saturdays: 28th Oct, 4th Nov, 11th Nov and 18th Nov from 10am-12pm AEDT.

Like many of Media Mentors’ offerings, this course will be held online via Zoom making it more accessible to regional participants.

Tickets –

David Hannam – Best known for penning ABC’s hugely popular biopic Carlotta, and developing the internationally successful Prisoner reboot Wentworth, David’s work on Matchbox/NBCU’s hit teen sci-fi Nowhere Boys garnered numerous awards, including a BAFTA and an International Emmy.

In addition to development and production executive roles, David’s writing and script producing credits include Wanted and Secret Bridesmaids’ Business, currently being adapted by NBC in the US, medical-procedural The Doctor Blake Mysteries, period drama A Place to Call Home, and critically acclaimed teen series such as Paramount+’s More Than This and the internationally successful Dance Academy.

David has original projects in development in Australia with Werner Film Productions, Beyond and ACTF, and with Synchronicity and Headline in the UK.

About Take Your TV Pilot From Good to Great
Buy tickets –
$495 early bird ticket
$595 general ticket