Jacquelin PerskeScreenwriter

Jacquelin Perske wrote the hit BBC thriller The Cry, which was nominated for three AACTA Awards (2019). It was also nominated for five awards including a National Television Award, UK for New Drama, and an International Emmy for Jenna Coleman.

She’s currently developing a television adaptation of Heather Morris’ The Tattooist of Auschwitz. Previously, she wrote and script produced Seven Types of Ambiguity with Hugo Weaving, and Deadline Gallipoli. Deadline Gallipoli took home the Australian Writers Guild Award (AWGIE) for Best Miniseries in 2015, while her episode of Seven Types of Ambiguity, “Alex”, won the AWGIE in 2017.

She was producer, co-creator and writer of Spirited for Foxtel, with the pilot earning her the 2012 AWGIE for Best Drama. Jacquelin was producer, co-creator and writer on the acclaimed series Love My Way, which received 14 awards and 24 nominations. This was the first non-network drama series in Australia to ever receive this level of recognition, and was a key element in Foxtel’s pursuit of the HBO model of production. Jacquelin was part of the writing team on George Lucas’ live action Star Wars series and worked on Will for TNT. Other credits include Big Sky, Raw FM, Fireflies, and the AFI award-winning series The Secret Life of Us.

Jacquelin wrote one of Australia’s most highly acclaimed films of 2005, Little Fish. The film starred Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving and Martin Henderson and received an astonishing 13 AFI award nominations.

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