Joan Sauers


Joan Sauers is a well-regarded writer and script editor. She started her career as assistant to Lindsay Anderson on In Celebration in London in 1974, before moving to Los Angeles in 1976 where she worked as a reader for Barry Levinson and Francis Ford Coppola. In 1981 in New York she was casting assistant to Sergio Leone, Tony Scott, Mike Nichols and Milos Forman before forming a production company in 1984 to make documentaries for PBS and the BBC.  Joan moved to Sydney in 1987 and became a script editor and later writer/storyliner on the TV series Heartbreak High and The Ferals

Joan is a highly sought after as a script editor of both TV and film, having recently script-edited series including The Principal and Rake and feature films that include The Babadook, 100 Bloody Acres and Not Suitable for Children. She is the published author of 8 books and regularly consults for Screen Australia.

Recent credits include development on several upcoming Jungle Entertainment productions, and writing the feature The Musician for SixtyFourSixty.

Joan Sauers is represented by Jane Cameron.
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