Tamara Asmar


A screenwriter and playwright, Tamara Asmar has, for the last few years, put her focus to writing television, having amassed credits in a variety of genres, formats and roles.

Most recently, Tamara wrote the pilot episode for the new SBS and Lingo Pictures limited drama series On the Ropes. She also recently finished writing for the third season of Channel Nine and Easy Tigers hugely popular series, Doctor Doctor (2015 - 18) for which she has been a writer on for every season.

Tamara was script editor on Cleverman 2 (2016) for Goalpost Productions, she participated in Playmaker Media’s Scribe (2013) showrunner program and also worked with Playmaker as script editor/writer on Love Child 2 (2015).  She has written extensively for Screentime on Crownies (2011) and Tricky Business (2012). Her short film, Census (2010), was selected for the Flickerfest International Film Festival in 2013.

Tamara wrote three episodes of the live-action children’s series Sam Fox: Extreme Adventures (SLR/Channel 10, 2014), wrote the pilot for another SLR live-action children’s series, The Alice-Miranda Mysteries as well as Beyond Productions’ animated children’s series, Beat Bugs (2016).

A graduate of the esteemed NIDA Playwright’s Studio, Tamara wrote the play Sabur (2003) while there. She has had two plays produced for the Old Fitzroy Theatre, Ninja (2005) and Belle’s Line (2008), along with other short plays Class (2009) for the 24 Hour Play Generator, Griffin Theatre and Queen of the Night (2009) for Brand Spanking New (New Theatre). She was also shortlisted for the Philip Parsons Playwright’s Award for her play submission Radio Pictures for Company B Belvoir in 2009.

Tamara is currently writing an episode of a new young adult fantasy series for Jungle Entertainment while also developing her own various projects with esteemed local production companies.

For enquiries regarding Tamara Asmar please contact us via email or on (02) 9319 7199