Kathryn Burnett is an award-winning screenwriter, playwright, and script development consultant who has worked in film and television for over 18 years. She currently has several feature projects in development and runs her BrainStorm workshops in addition to script consulting on several feature films. Last year she produced a season of her play “Mike & Virginia” (co-writer Nick Ward) in the 2011 International Comedy Festival.
She has significant television writing credits and has developed numerous television series for New Zealand’s major production companies. In addition, she has worked as a Script Consultant/Assessor on – LOVE BIRDS, DEVIL’S ROCK, DEAN SPANLEY, THE FERRYMAN, MIDNIGHT GOLFER and POPPY among others. For the last 8 years she has been a regular Script Assessor for NZ On Air and South Pacific Pictures – in addition to individual writers and producers.
From 1997 to 2000 Kathryn was the Executive Director of the New Zealand Writers Guild. During this time she won a Qantas Media Award for her humour column in She & More magazine and published a book of humourous essays – “Has Johnny Come Lately?”through HarperCollins.