Andrew Denton on the Kit Denton Disfellowship

Andrew Denton, in conjunction with the Australian Writers Guild, has launched the Kit Denton Disfellowship, a $30,000 grant for a challenging idea written for screen production.

Previously known as the Kit Denton Fellowship, the competition is being relaunched as a Disfellowship, because winning it may mean that “your nan disowns you, your neighbours shun you and the shock jocks call for you to be locked up”.

Andrew Denton spoke to Mumbrella editor Tim Burrowes at the launch about:

  • Previous winners of the fellowship;
  • What Zapruder’s Other Films have on the slate;
  • How Channel Nine’s AFP fell foul of two ratings monsters;
  • Dicko’s bold step in Can of Worms.

Applicants can apply for the Disfellowship at the Australian Writer’s Guild website.


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