A former lawyer, Jane Allen is one of Australia’s most sought-after writer/producer/script editors working across network and premium cable television with more than 140 hours of crime, mystery, science fiction and drama to her credit.
Jane is currently on a five-month fellowship which saw her sail and live in Antarctica as research for her latest project. In 2018 she was selected by Film Victoria to participate in the MediaXchange Showrunner Program.
Jane is currently working with See-Saw and the ABC, and recently wrote for series two of Seven’s The Secret Daughter starring Jessica Mauboy. Jane wrote and produced the second series of the acclaimed ABC/Sundance TV indigenous sci-fi drama Cleverman and was writer and script editor on season one. Jane is currently in development on several television projects.
Jane has previously written and/or script edited on a variety of programs including credits on The Doctor Blake Mysteries, Tricky Business, McLeod’s Daughters, The Secret Life of Us, Blue Heelers, Stingers, MDA and the children’s series Sam Fox: Extreme Adventures. Jane also worked as script editor on the US series Hunters for Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, Aliens, The Walking Dead). From 2012-14, she co-produced, wrote and headed the script department for ABC’s Crownies, as well as its political thriller spin-off Janet King. In 2014, Jane was selected for the prestigious Scribe showrunner initiative through Playmaker Media which resulted in her writing and script producing the second series of Nine Network’s hit series Love Child.