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2017 Sir Peter Ustinov Award

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2017 Sir Peter Ustinov Award

event date: 26-Sep-2017
Melbourne scriptwriter Joe Brukner has won the prestigious 2017 Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award, bestowed each year by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation.

The competition required entrants to submit a completed one-hour television drama script which Joe won with his script Judas.

Joe is a graduate of the University of Melbourne, and subsequently went on to complete a Masters degree in Dramatic Writing at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts before moving to Los Angeles and working in entertainment for several years. This award is in addition to recognition for his previous script Transplant, which placed 1st on the 2017 A-List of unrepresented writers working in entertainment, and the 2017 Bitch List which celebrates unproduced scripts that depict complex, female-driven stories.

Joe was chosen as a Fellow of Australians in Film’s Writers Room for 2015-16, developing a feature script under the guidance of industry professionals in Los Angeles. As a producer working in Los Angeles, he has written and produced multiple short films and music videos for leading international artists such as Jack Ü and The Fratellis. He has also worked as part of producing teams for blockbuster projects including Ghostbusters and Spider-Man: Homecoming.

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