Western Australian screenwriter and recipient of Screenwest’s 2016/17 Bill Warnock Writers Initiative, Miley Tunnecliffe has been awarded the highly coveted Gold Prize for TV comedy in this year’s PAGE International Screenwriting Awards for her original pilot, DISORDER.
PAGE International Screenwriting Awards received over six thousand entries and is widely regarded as one of the world’s top sources for new screenwriting talent.
Each year, some of Hollywood’s most influential producers, agents, managers, and development executives judge the contest.
Previous winners have signed with top literary representatives and gone on to successful careers on shows like THE WALKING DEAD, JUSTIFIED and BATES HOTEL. Many of its winning scripts have been optioned and produced because of the contest, such as the recent Arnold Schwarzenegger film, MAGGIE.
“I am so excited to win this hugely respected contest and to be amongst the alumni who are some of the best working writers in the industry today is an immense honour,” said Miley.
“Already I’m getting a lot of exposure in the U.S. providing incredible opportunities to connect with high-level managers, producers and executives.”
The Bill Warnock Writers Initiative is an emerging writer year-long program providing tailored professional and project development funding and support to dedicated, unique Western Australian voices.
Over the past year, the Bill Warnock Initiative has enabled Miley to work with her industry mentors on the second season of Channel 7’s THE SECRET DAUGHTER and the new ABC series MUSTANGS.
Miley is currently developing TV projects with Australian production company Jungle.
She is also in development on her first feature film as writer/director with Black Milestone Pictures after the success of her short drama LOLA & LUIS at the 2016 WA Screen Awards.
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