Writers’ Rooms with Screenwriter and Script Editor Wendy Hanna

“Read scripts from the shows you like and shows you don’t like. Have a good look at how they lay things out. ” — Wendy Hanna

Wendy Hanna’s episode is full of great tips about writing, finding other writers, growing your community of writers and even entering writing competitions. Hear how we first met at an Animation Writing Workshop and how the mock writers’ room she created inspired me to re-think how I’d find writers for my show.

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Podcast Guest Profile

Wendy Hanna is an AWGie nominated screenwriter and creative development consultant with a passion for people, characters and big ideas.

Her credits include iconic serial Neighbours, popular drama Love Child and docu-drama Dating the H-Bomb, as well as numerous children’s programs including Giggle & HootDumbotz and Sydney Sailboat. She is also is co-creator of factual teen format MY:24. A former Development Executive for Essential Media & Entertainment, she has extensive development experience across genres including kids, drama, animation and factual, and regularly works with creative teams to help concepts find their best form. In 2017, Wendy was nominated for an AWGie for her work on ABC’s Hoot Hoot Go!

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Time Stamps

0:53 | How I’ve set up my writers’ room…so far

7:20 | Interview with Wendy Hanna

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I’m at taku.com.au, Instagram/Twitter: @takuspeaks or Facebook: @TakuTV.

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