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  • SCREEN FUTURES - Summit & Youth Media Festival

    Saturday 2 July 2016

    WRITING FOR COMEDY: IN CONVERSATION WITH BENJAMIN LAW AND PETER IVAN
    Presented by the Australian Directors’ Guild
    10.30am - 12pm
    ACMI The Cube
    Moderator: Mark Poole, Writer/Director: Peter Ivan, Writer/Creator: Benjamin Law

    This session looks at comedy writing in feature film and television in 2016, with cutting-edge comedy screenwriters Peter Ivan and Benjamin Law. Peter Ivan is best known for writing Oddball (2015, directed by Stuart McDonald), the family comedy that took $10 million at the Australian box office starring Shane Jacobson. Benjamin Law is best known for writing The Family Law from his book which screened on SBS this year to great acclaim. The session will be moderated by Mark Poole, former Head of the Australian Writers Guild in Victoria.