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SARAH WALKER

WRITER / PRODUCER

With over 335 produced Screen Credits as a Writer on prime-time Australian television, over 1,500 Screen Credits as a Script Producer/Story Consultant, as well as Co-Creator credit for a primetime one-hour drama series, Sarah Walker is one of the most prolific screenwriters in the Australian television industry. After script producing All Saints, Walker developed the hit one-hour comedy-drama series Winners & Losers for Network Seven and has written over 270 episodes of Home & Away.  Walker co-created Wonderland, for Network 10, was Story Consultant on Seasons 1 & 4 of Wentworth for Foxtel. She has written episodes for A Place To Call Home and Wrong Girl and worked in TV development with many leading  houses, including Matchbox, Rough Diamond-Roadshow, Playmaker, Essential, Fremantle, Jungle, Aquarius, See Saw and Hopscotch eOne. She has received Screen Australia funding for two features, The Seduction and White Rabbit, and has been commissioned to write a TV pilot for Denver & Delilah and Netflix in the US.  She is currently adapting a best-selling novel into a TV series for Lingo. Sarah is also a journalist and author, with six published novels, including the award-winning Camphor Laurel and Water Colours.

SARAH WALKER

Writer / Producer

BITCHES, FIERCE FEMMES AND MOLLS – IN PRAISE OF DIFFICULT SCREEN WOMEN

Conference Hall 1, Level 2

Unlikeable, dark, self-destructive, brilliant. Authentic mavericks, TV is redesigning woman, subverting sexual politics, re-writing the patriarchy powerplay. We look at what makes these anti-heroes compulsive viewing with those that helped create them. “The point is, women have spent so many years girl-powering ourselves – to the point of almost parodic encouragement we’ve left no room […]

Plenary
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WHO’S RUNNING THIS SHOW? AGENTS, SHOWRUNNERS AND BREAKING THROUGH

Conference Hall 3, Level 2

A session exploring the roles that can make or break a deal, and a show in the world of series drama. It used to be everyone wanted to Direct but then the  power of the word got out and the Writer was the most compelling  person in the room. American then introduced us to this […]

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THE EXECUTIVE AND THE SCRIBE

Unplugged Cafe

Creative partnerships are the lifeblood of our screen industry. From the macro to the micro, it is relationships that keep this business alive. Whether its mentor, mentee, muse or co-creator the intimacy of mutual collaboration, built on trust and shared visions, is one of the most valuable tricks of the trade that we can have as […]

Unplugged
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