Jane Allen

Writer / Producer

A former lawyer, Jane has most recently worked as writer on upcoming Hoodlum drama Harrow, as well as the second season of hit Seven series The Secret Daughter. She wrote and produced the second series of the acclaimed ABC/Sundance TV sci-fi drama Cleverman, and was a writer and script editor of the first series. Cleverman recently won the SPA Award for Best Drama Series Production. She was previously script editor for the US series Hunters which aired on the SyFy Channel. From 2012-14, Jane co-produced, wrote and headed the script department for Crownies, as well as its political thriller spin-off Janet King. She participated in the Scribe showrunner development initiative through Playmaker Media and was writer and script producer on the second series of Nine Network’s hit series Love Child.

Jane has written and/or script edited on The Doctor Blake Mysteries, Tricky Business, McLeod’s Daughters, The Secret Life of Us, Blue Heelers, Stingers, and MDA. She also wrote for the children’s series Sam Fox: Extreme Adventures. Three years in-house writing and editing at Neighbours, and writing for Home and Away, mean Jane has extensive experience in serial drama as well as returning one-hour series.

In 2009, Jane was the recipient of a Film Victoria International Fellowship, and spent three months in Los Angeles on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as an observer in the writers’ department.

Last year Jane was a recipient of project development funding from Screen Australia under their Gender Matters initiative. Jane is currently in development on a variety of television projects.

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