THE BUSINESS OF DEVELOPMENT: A webinar with TV showrunner Justine Flynn - Information & Cultural Exchange

THE BUSINESS OF DEVELOPMENT: A webinar with TV showrunner Justine Flynn

Thursday July 2nd – 5:30pm to 7pm
Where: Delivered via zoom, streamed directly to your computer. 

As creative producer and showrunner, Justine Flynn has created, produced and directed a slate of award-winning shows for TV and online, including ‘The Unlisted’ with Aquarius Films for ABC and Netflix, ‘From Korea With Love’ with Heiress Films for Nickelodeon, and ‘Bambaloo’ for the Jim Henson Company and Yoram Gross Film Studios.

Developing fresh new concepts from scratch and pitching these to collaborators and broadcasters requires a particular set of skills. The ability to work with a diverse range of people, to effectively communicate creative ideas and visions, and to construct production pathways with business acumen, are skills usually learnt over a lifetime of experience in the screen industry.

How does an emerging screen content producer develop a slate of projects, and how do they identify the collaborators and stakeholders who will join with them to make the vision a reality? Where to start, and how do you keep more than one project on the boil at once? How do you develop relationships with production partners and commissioning editor?

In this online webinar, Justine shares her insights and working methodologies for carving out a place as a freelance creative in the competitive world of screen content creation.

A must for aspiring showrunners looking to change the narrative worlds we see on our screens.

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First Nations people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with disability are encourage to apply.


Justine Flynn is a writer, director, producer and author based in Sydney. Her most recent role was as showrunner on The Unlisted, the series she created and produced with Aquarius Films for the ABC and Netflix. Justine was also part of the directing team that brought this series to life. The Unlisted won the Youth Jury Award 11-15 Fiction at Prix Jeunesse 2020. Throughout her career Justine has worked within the independent sector and as a broadcaster. Justine was the Manager of Factual Development at ABC and Executive producer/Director for Nickelodeon.

Justine ran the original development for the first series of The Other Guy for Stan and has recently directed the podcast thriller Mackaroy Declassified for the ABC. Justine has also co-written an adaptation of the bestselling Brooke Davis novel Lost & Found, which she will be directing for Bunya Productions in 2021Later this year Justine will act as show runner and direct Parent UP, a new series Australian/Korean series she has created for the ABC.

Justine’s previous credits include writer for Heiress Films Accord Documentary From Korea With Love and senior production and creative roles on a series of award-winning productions for Nickelodeon.  Justine formed part of the creative development team behind Blue Water High, and was the co-creator of Bambaloo for the Jim Henson Company and Yoram Gross. Justine also co-produced the preschool series Five Minutes More for ABC and Disney UK, produced Hotspell for Heiress Films and SBS television and was the live action director for the animated series Dirtgirl World for Mememe Productions which aired on the BBC, ABC and CBC.

Justine produced the live action sitcom series Me and My Monsters with Sticky Pictures, Tiger Aspect and Jim Henson Productions for CBBC, ZDF and Network 10 and she co-created, developed and executive produced Bindi’s Bootcamp.   Justine directed such series as the original Dirtgirl World and The Justine Clarke Show. Justine published her first book Miss Mae’s Saturday with Penguin Random House Australia and recently has co-authored three books based on her series The Unlisted for Hachette Australia, which have sold internationally

If you would like more information about THE BUSINESS OF DEVELOPMENT: A webinar with TV showrunner Justine Flynn, you can get in contact with Barry Gamba at I.C.E. for more details
Barry Gamba
Producer, Screen Cultures
[email protected]
02 8821 9158

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