The Australian Writers’ Guild is pleased to announce the recipients of our two recent Victorian mentorships, generously supported by Film Victoria.
The 2010 Indigenous Writer Mentorship has been awarded to Jadah Pleiter, while Rohan Jones has been chosen as this year’s Victorian Mentorship recipient.
Jadah and Rohan will now be matched with a mentor, a professional writer who has reached significant status and levels of achievement, who will provide critical analysis and supportive guidance. The mentorship consists of 40 hours of mentoring, working on a mentee’s existing project.
Rohan’s project focuses on Geoffrey Bardon, a teacher who brought to the Papunya Tula art movement to life. Jadah is predominantly a theatre writer, who will be mentored for her first feature film project, a snapshot of one boy’s story as serendipity intervenes to bring the father he’s never really known to his door.
The AWG also congratulates members who were shortlisted for the 2010 Victorian Mentorship, Holly Alexander, Leisl Kae Egan, Mari Lourey and Robert Rabiah.
We thank Film Victoria for their generous support of these programs, allowing us to provide opportunities for Victorian writers.