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Let’s Talk About… Adapting Work for Film and TV

Join Graeme Simsion and Sneha Lees for this panel discussion.

Often, when writers tell people they’re publishing a book or article, the first question is “who’ll play you in the movie?” (Even if it’s fiction!) The film and television industries, however, are fairly opaque to most writers. In this session, you’ll receive insight on options, adaptations and production companies, along with responses to the frequent question of whether to write your own screenplay or allow somebody else to change things.


  • When: Tuesday 31 October 2023, 6.30-8pm
  • Where: Online
  • With: Graeme Simsion and Sneha Lees

About the Panellists

Graeme Simsion was a CEO and business consultant before deciding, at the age of fifty, to become a writer. His debut novel, The Rosie Project, was an ABIA Book of the Year and has sold over 3.5 million copies in forty languages. Two sequels, along with The Best of Adam Sharp and Two Steps Forward (written with partner Anne Buist), have also been international bestsellers and optioned for movies. His latest books are Two Steps Onward (with Anne) and Creative Differences

Sneha Lees recently completed her Graduate Certificate in Creative Business (21st Century Screen Production) from The Compton School, University of Canberra. Her book, Good Indian Daughter, was published by Affirm Press in May 2021, under the pseudonym Ruhi Lee. In 2021, Sneha began studying Acting at The National Theatre, Melbourne and is continuing her training at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). In 2022, she was commissioned by South Asian Today to direct and produce her first short documentary. She is currently working on a new novel and a screenplay. 

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