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Elizabeth Hackett & Hilary Galanoy

Date: Thursday 28 October

A virtual writing workshop, presented by Screen Queensland and delivered by U.S. writing team Elizabeth Hackett and Hilary Galanoy – the duo behind the recently wrapped untitled Netflix romantic comedy feature film starring Victoria Justice and Adam Demos, and produced by Brisbane’s Hoodlum Entertainment.

Elizabeth and Hilary will take you through character development and structure of romantic comedy, sharing their career journey, tips on effective collaboration and advice on how to take your story from page to screen.

Production, as well as post-production, of the Netflix feature film was secured by the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland’s Production Attraction Strategy, and is estimated to inject $8 million into the local economy and support approximately 120 jobs.  


Pictured: Hilary Galanoy


Elizabeth Hackett and Hilary Galanoy have sold original material and completed rewrites on projects at numerous American production companies, studios, cable channels and streaming platforms, including Universal, Fox, Paramount, and Freeform. Elizabeth and Hilary’s produced works include the hit Netflix romantic comedies Falling Inn Love and Love, Guaranteed, and Hallmark Channel’s My Best Friend’s Bouquet, Swept Up By Christmas and Fir Crazy. Elizabeth and Hilary have also worked to create family content, penning Disney Channel’s Geek Charming, Nickelodeon’s musical Rags and working as writers/co-producers on Netflix’s award-winning children’s program Project MC2. In their spare time, Liz is witty on Twitter and Hilary enjoys wine and yoga (not usually at the same time). Both have dogs and have been known to have those dogs “chat” over Zoom.