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SCREEN TRADES: Note-Taking in the TV Writers’ Room

April 22, 2023 10:00 am — Tickets Places are limited. Apply now.
ACE Parramatta

ACE and TAFE NSW have partnered with the Australian Writers’ Guild to present their successful Note-Taking Workshop for early career practitioners from underrepresented communities.

The Australian Writers’ Guild is the professional association representing writers for stage, screen, radio and online and has protected and promoted their creative and professional interests for 60 years. 

The role of the Note-Taker in the screen industry is a specialist skillset currently in high demand and valued as an entry point to the industry for early career writers.

The writers’ room is where writers pitch ideas, brainstorm, break down the scenes, create characters and write first drafts. The role of the note-taker in the writers’ room is a crucial one – detailed and accurate notes can either make or break a room.

Creating a perfect set of notes isn’t easy, and nailing it requires a different skill set to screenwriting. In this workshop, participants will learn the art of skillful note-taking: how to take notes, how to present them, and how to make the most of the opportunity. 

Event Details:


When: Saturday, 22 April, 10 am – 4 pm

Where: ACE, 8 Victoria Rd, Parramatta (corner Villiers St and Victoria Rd)

Getting there is easy, for more information, click here.

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Catherine Kelleher is a screenwriter, filmmaker and Development Executive from Sydney, Australia. She has worked extensively as a Script Coordinator, Producer’s Assistant and Note-taker on shows such as The Letdown, Glitch, A Place to Call Home, Janet King, The Family Law, The Secret Daughter, Playing for Keeps, The Heights, Upright, The Secrets She Keeps and Little J and Big Cuz.

In 2013, Catherine co-created, wrote and produced the comedy web series The Casuals. She wrote, directed and produced her short film Big Bad World which screened at several local and international film festivals. In 2019 Catherine received Screen Australia development funding for her comedy/drama series High Rotation, while her drama pilot Iron Mountain was a finalist in the Screencraft Fellowship and a finalist in the Final Draft Big Break. In 2020 Iron Mountain was developed in the Imagine Impact Australia program. In 2022 she wrote and directed her second short film Imoan which is set to begin its festival run. 

Catherine previously worked as a development coordinator at Lingo Pictures (Lambs of God, The Secrets She Keeps, Upright) and is currently working as the scripted development executive at SBS.




SCREEN TRADES is a project of ACE, supported by AWG, Screen NSW, and Screenrights.

This is a FREE workshop but places are strictly limited. Applications close Tuesday, 11 April. Apply Now.

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