Friday July 13: Mac Gudgeon – Writing champion
Mac Gudgeon has been a highly praised freelance writer of film, television and theatre for more than 30 years.
He is much admired not only for his skills as a writer but for his no nonsense directness, charm, dry & laconic
sense of humour and acerbic wit. He has been an enthusiastic campaigner for the rights of writers in this country
and has been consistently generous in encouraging new writing talent.
Mac’s long list of credits includes, most recently, the feature film Last Ride directed by Glendyn Ivin – starring
Hugo Weaving – which is just about to be released in the United States. He was also the script editor on
Wolf Creek and Snowtown. In television, Mac most recently wrote five episodes and script produced Killing
Time, the gripping TV series based on the true story of disgraced lawyer Andrew Fraser starring David
Mac will provide valuable insights into his writing process; discuss what’s ‘wrong’ with Australian commercial
television and how writers can fix it and also take a look at the producer-writer relationship, in particular, how to
find and keep a first-rate producer!
The Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) serves up fresh, free and topical mind food for screen
arts and broadcast practitioners and enthusiasts alike every week at ACMI. Hosted by Sandra Sdraulig, former
CEO of Film Victoria and Director of the Melbourne International Film Festival, Friday on My Mind is FREE and
open to all.
Come along and enjoy the informed and film literate host as she discusses creative practice with a range of
interesting guest practitioners each and every Friday throughout the year. The latest details on guests appear in
AFTRS’ weekly Victorian Red-Alert e-bulletin, which you can sign up to receive it via the AFTRS’ website:
AFTRS WEBSITE: www.aftrs.edu.au/
RED ALERT: www.aftrs.edu.au/redalert
Get your Friday fix of ideas and insight from some of the best in the business …
Sessions are usually Unclassified 15+ but on some occasions will include 18+ material.