Forgotten Rebels: From Book to Screen


ACMI AND LA TROBE UNIVERSITY PRESENTS ‘Forgotten Rebels: From Book to Screen’

Explore the process of screen adaptation with screenwriter Anne Kenney and historian Clare Wright

Based on the Stella Prize-winning book, The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka is an upcoming drama series exploring the stories of bold women adventurers who flocked to the Australian goldfields in the 1850s, and their little-acknowledged role in the Eureka Stockade. Recently, award-winning Hollywood writer Anne Kenney, executive producer and scriptwriter for the fan-favourite Outlander has been secured to write the pilot script. The series is being produced by Ruby Entertainment, creators of the Logie winning The Secret River.

Join historian Dr Clare Wright and screenwriter Anne Kenney in conversation with writer and critic Danielle Binks as they discuss all things Outlander and Forgotten Rebels, including their process for adapting non-fiction narratives for television, the importance of the female gaze, constructing powerful female historical representations and navigating an international co-production.

21 Aug 2018
ACMI, Federation Square
Full $22 Concession $18 Member $15

Author: Clare Wright, OAM

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Forgotten Rebels: From Book to Screen