Participant profile: Tim Pye

It’s a long trek to Australia, but worth it to meet television screenwriter, producer and President of the Australian Writers’ Guild, Tim Pye.

Australian delegate: Tim Pye

Tim Pye

Tim is an Australian writer, producer and executive producer who has worked in television drama and comedy for over twenty years.

He has written some of Australia’s most popular and critically acclaimed television series, mini series and movies, such as:  Scorched, K9, The Strip, Stupid, Stupid Man, My Place, Emerald Falls, Black Jack, Lockie Leonard – Series 1 & 2, White Collar Blue, SeaChange, Wildside, Water Rats, Medivac, Fallen Angels and G.P.

His producing / executive producing credits include: Emerald Falls, Changi,
Grass Roots, Love Is A Four Letter Word, The Road From Coorain
and The Farm.

During his long career he has won many awards, including: the 2007 Australian Writers Guild Award for most outstanding narrative comedy screenplay for Stupid, Stupid Man; the 1998 AFI Award for best television drama screenplay for Wildside; the  1997 Henry Lawson Award for best television drama series for Fallen Angels; and the 1996 Australian Writers Guild Award for most outstanding television series screenplay for G.P.

Currently, Tim is working as a writer / producer on his own projects, and as a Script Producer on a series drama in development with the Nine Network, one of Australia’s free-to-air television networks.

Tim is also the President of the Australian Writers’ Guild and chair of the IAWG’s Policy Research Group.

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