Co-edited by Professor Craig Batty (Dean of Research – Creative at the University of South Australia), Script Development: Critical Approaches, Creative Practices, International Perspectives comprises 16 chapters from a range of exciting scholars offering the first international look at how script development is theorised and practiced. The book has been praised as the “book the screenwriting field has been waiting for” (Siri Senje, Professor and Program Director of Screenwriting, Kristiania University College).
Stayci Taylor has also published an article in the journal Studies in Australasian Cinema, contributing to the emerging field of scholarship on the web series from the aspect of script development and gender. ‘’Just ask “what if?” and go from there’: the role of mainstream story structures in women’s web series script development’ draws on interviews with Alyce Adams, Jennifer Monk (Last Breath), Diana Nguyen (Phi and Me) and, notably, Michelle Melky – an alumnus of the BA (Creative Writing) at RMIT.
Michelle produced Love Songs (pictured) the world’s first web series distributed on Tik Tok, written by Alyce Adams. Alyce and Diana are also regular guest lecturers in the Master of Media program. The article explores the extent to which gender and cultural diversity, platform and standardised story structures inform the script development processes of independent web series creators.
Words and images supplied by Stayci Taylor
Wrangled by Peta Murray
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