My guest today is Glen Dolman. Glen is one of Australia’s most sought-after screenwriters. Glen most recently wrapped on the second season of his supernatural series for Stan, Bloom, which he created and executive produced. The first season was nominated for an AACTA for Best New Drama Series and the second season kicks off on April 9.
Glen has written for a variety of different shows including Britain’s longest running crime drama, The Bill (ITV). He also wrote the highly acclaimed telemovie Hawke for Network Ten, about the controversial life of former Prime Minister Bob Hawke, which won the AWGIE Award for Best Original Telemovie and three AFI’s (Australian Film Institute Awards), including for Best Telemovie or Mini-Series in 2010.
In this chat, we cover:
- What the role of a Showrunner entails
- How to recruit for a writer’s room
- Glen’s strategies for building the optimal dynamic in a writer’s room
- Where the idea for Bloom came from
- Tips for overcoming writer’s block when working in a team
- Knowing when to trust your ideas
- The best writing advice he has received.
You can check out Bloom on Stan.