Kristen Dunphy wins Foxtel Fellowship

Television writer Kristen Dunphy won the 2012 Foxtel Fellowship at the 45th Annual AWGIE Awards on Friday night.

Dunphy has over fifteen years experience with credits including The Straits, East West 101, Water Rats, Murder Call, Heartbreak High, White Collar Blue, All Saints, Blackjack, Wildside, G.P. and Heartland.

The $25,000 Fellowship is awarded to a writer who has created a script that is impressive in its craft, scope and impact.

Foxtel’s CEO Richard Freudenstein said “We are proud to present Kristen with the 2012 Foxtel Fellowship in recognition of her exceptional contribution to the Australian television landscape over the last decade and a half. It’s through this kind of insightful writing for television that we are able to continually discuss, debate and develop what it means to be Australian. This Fellowship is one of a number of ongoing Foxtel sponsorships that support and honour Australian creative talent.”

Kristen Dunphy said “I’m honoured to receive the Foxtel Fellowship this year. With this initiative, Foxtel not only encourages Australian screenwriters, it invests in our skills as storytellers. Who better to initiate television concepts than writers themselves? Foxtel’s financial support allows us to lift our heads out of the everyday business of our craft and use the rare and much-needed space to develop big ideas for the small screen.”

Now in its sixth year, the fellowship is one of three partnership projects between Foxtel and the AWF.

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