The Rosie Project wins rom-com comp

The Rosie Project, a script about a professor with Asperger’s Syndrome looking for a wife using meticulous planning and scientific method, has won the Australian Writer’s Guild romantic comedy competition.

The project was submitted by Graeme Charles Simsion, beating the other 159 entries – including shortlisted projects by Tony Morphett (Return Engagment), Stephen Callen (One Hundred and Fifteen), Vanessa Bates (Love Struck) and Jim Shomos (Up Here).Graeme will participate in a two and a half-day masterclass with US ‘gurus’ Michael Hauge and Steven Kaplan, and will also receive one-on-one sessions with the script advisors to further develop The Rosie Project. The prize is valued at $8,800.


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