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Screenwriting: Idea To Screen with Stephen M. Irwin

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Event description

Immerse in an intensive day learning how to bring an idea to the screen.

Do you have a project or idea that you think could make a great movie or TV show? Spend a day with showrunner Stephen M. Irwin (‘Harrow’, ‘Tidelands’) and learn in a writers-room type setting how to dig the gold from your nugget of an idea and shape it into a format that is ready to pitch to television and cinema decision-makers.

Learning outcomes

You will expand your knowledge of how to create a pitch-worthy idea in the following key areas:

  • A deeper dive into the fundamentals of storytelling
  • Explore the essential elements that “hook” through a logline
  • Drill into television and cinema building blocks
  • Discuss what steps to take after you have your perfect elevator pitch.


This is an in-person workshop with a focus on craft; it will be held in-person at Queensland Writers Centre, State Library of Queensland. As a Level 1 workshop, it is suitable for all committed writers.

About Stephen

Novelist and screenwriter Stephen M. Irwin has helped put Brisbane on the global map by creating and head-writing television shows including ‘Harrow’, ‘Tidelands’ and ‘Secrets & Lies’. Stephen has written many dozens of hours of television content that has screened all around the globe, and his two supernatural thriller novels have both won critical acclaim.

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