About Kathryn

As a working writer, I get the challenges of creative work.Kathryn Burnett

I’ve created a series of workshops, sessions, and programmes that help writers be the best they can be.  I help folks smash procrastination and take their projects from good to great.

I was recently described on Facebook as “a kick-ass babe who knows her shit” so I’m going to go with that.

You can read more about my writing workshops HERE.

You can get in touch HERE.

CURRENT PROJECTS:

I’m working on two TV series currently in production (The Cul de Sac, Fresh Eggs) and have two features (Shelved, Pandamonium) and a new play in development.

BIOGRAPHY:

Kathryn is an award-winning screenwriter who has worked in the television/film industry for over 20 years. She has significant television and film credits and has developed numerous television series for New Zealand’s major production companies. She is also a regular speaker at industry events and is a 2018 Seed Grant (Advanced) recipient.

She was recently nominated for the 2017 Adams Best New Play Award and is a co-writer on the children’s series “The Cul de Sac.”  She also works as a Script Consultant / Assessor for NZOA not to mention numerous writers and producers. She regularly runs sell out workshops at the Auckland Writers Festival.

Kathryn produced her first play ‘Mike & Virginia” (co-written with Nick Ward) in 2011 as part of the Comedy Festival and it was subsequently produced in Wellington at Circa Theatre (2013).

Awards/Competitions:

2017 Adams Best New Play Award – Shortlisted

SWANZ – Best Play – Mike & Virginia (with Nick Ward) (2012)

KFM Inaugural Short Story Competition (2004) – Winner

AFTA for Best Drama Script (with Paula Boock) for “The Strip.” (2003)

Qantas Media Award  – Best Human Relations Column (1998)

Film Credits:

Shelved (Winner – Best Animated Short Film – NY International Film Festival) – Writer, The Devil’s Rock (Feature) – Story Editor, Dean Spanley (Feature) – Script Consultant, Love Birds (Feature) – Story Editor, The Ferryman (Feature) – Script Editor, Cradle – Script Consultant, Poppy (Animated Short) – Story Editor.

Theatre Credits:

Mike & Virginia – Producer/Playwright,(Stamp 2011, Circa 2013) Bowled Over (ATC 2013) – Playwright, Girls Gotta Eat – Writer.

Television Credits:

The Cul de Sac (children’s drama series 2 & 3) – Writer, Story-liner, The Cult – (prime time drama) – Co-Creator, Amazing Extraordinary Friends – (children’s comedy series) – Writer, The Strip – (prime time drama) – Writer, Holly’s Heroes – (children’s drama) – Writer, The Lost Children – (children’s drama) – Writer, Street Legal – (prime time drama) – Writer.

Books: “Has Johnny Come Lately?” (HarperCollins)

Magazines: North & South, Grace Magazine, More Magazine, She Magazine, Canadian Screenwriter.

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