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Dan Nixon of Melbourne Young Writers Studio and Pirate Size Productions

Jun 12, 2022

About This Episode

If you want to know where writing, and a love of writing and the performing arts can take you then check out our convo with Dan Nixon.

Dan, Alyssa Smedley and Bryony McLachlan head Pirate Size Productions, a co-production company creating innovative narratives for television bringing imagined worlds and characters to life.

Writing for the screen is committed collaborative journey. Which is something that Dan thrives on.

Building relationships and telling stories that are bold, adventurous and that audiences fall in love with fuel the tight knit team at Pirate Size Productions working with such production companies as the Australian Children’s Television Foundation, Sesame Studios, ABC Education/ABC Me, Starburns Industries, Pūkeko Pictures, Universal Kids, Screen Australia and R U OK? Day.

In an effort to provide innovative, and fun filled creative writing courses and workshops for children and adults Dan also created the Melbourne Young Writers Studio. Their programs are aimed at equipping and inspiring young writers with the skills they need to get writing and to develop their storytelling. While for adults it is a place for emerging writers to hone their craft.

There are some great tips in this conversation such as the four main ingredients of a good story and the all important Pitch Bible, which would make a great assignment or project idea for students.

Enjoy Dan Nixon and our host Yolande Smith exploring the potential of writing and the arts!

For more head to Studio News for Dan’s member news article HERE

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Access the APATA Podcast Transcript Pdf for Dan Nixon’s episode HERE

 




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