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Luke Devenish

Lecturer In Film And Tv (Screenwriting)
historical fiction
ancient rome
livia drusilla
queen elizabeth i
adaptation
dario fo
william shakespeare
mystery
australian gothic fiction
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Mr

Luke Devenish

 
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Mr

Luke Devenish

 

Luke Devenish is a novelist, screenwriter, playwright and lecturer.

Luke joined the VCA’s School of Film & Television in 2013, where he lectures in screenwriting and coordinates 1st Year of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Screenwriting) degree. He has previously taught screenwriting at the Australian Film Television & Radio School, RMIT University, Monash University and NIDA.

As Script Producer with FremantleMedia’s Neighbours from 2001 to 2007, Luke oversaw scripts for 1,500 episodes of the internationally celebrated soap opera, represented the show at the UK National Television Awards, and spoke about the enduring successes of exported Australian TV dramas at industry conferences in Cologne and Amsterdam.

Before working for FremantleMedia, Luke was Assistant Commissioning Editor (Drama) with ABC Television.

In this position he was Script Executive for 300 episodes of Something in the Air, and a development executive for SeaChange, RAW FM and other ABC TV series.

Luke enjoys a parallel career as a playwright. Productions of his work have been staged by Melbourne’s Malthouse Theatre, the Queensland Theatre Company, the Adelaide Festival and the Sydney Festival, among others.

Luke’s historical novels about Ancient Rome, ‘Den of Wolves’ and ‘Nest of Vipers’, have been published in five languages. A new novel, ‘The Secret Heiress’, set in late 19th Century Australia, will be published by Simon & Schuster in 2015.

In recent years, Luke has worked as a Development Consultant with several Australian production companies, including Matchbox Pictures and FremantleMedia, as well as Philippines TV network ABS-CBN.

Luke’s areas of research interest include the Hollywood Studio Era from birth to decline; and the development, evolution and implementation of narrative tropes in film genres.

Link to CV: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/luke-devenish/27/9bb/437

Teaching:

2013 – present
Lecturer & 1st Year Coordinator, BFA Screenwriting, University of Melbourne/VCA

2012
Teacher, Master of Arts (Screenwriting), University of Melbourne/VCA

2012
Course Creator & Teacher, Writing Sci-Fi for Film & TV Australian Film, Television & Radio School (AFTRS)

2010 - 2012
Guest Lecturer, Playwriting, National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA)

2003 – 2012
Course Creator & Teacher, Screenwriting for Film – Online, Australian Film, Television & Radio School (AFTRS)

2010 - 2011
Course Creator & Teacher, Creating TV Drama & Comedy – Online, Australian Film, Television & Radio School (AFTRS)

2008 – 2011
Lead Teacher, Graduate Certificate in Screenwriting, Australian Film, Television & Radio School (AFTRS)

2009 – 2010
Teacher, Screenwriting, RMIT University

2009
Teacher, Playwriting, Monash University

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2017

2017 Award for Programs that Enhance Learning: Innovation and Flexibility in Curricula, Learning and Teaching.

Australian Awards for University Teaching

1

Award

Credentials

Positions


Lecturer In Film And Tv (Screenwriting)

Victorian College Of The Arts

Full Member

Australian Writers Guild

Education


ARTS ENGLISH

Curtin University of Technology