Holly Lyons is a writer and script producer with extensive experience in Australia and the UK. She has worked for Home and Away (Network Seven) in various roles, including Script Producer and Script editor. She is currently a freelance writer for the show. Other credits include: Neighbours (Fremantle), Skinner Boys (SLR Productions) Dani’s House (The Foundation), Bananas in Pyjamas (Southern Star), My Parents are Aliens (ITV), Fireman Sam (HIT). Holly’s play Space Virgins was a finalist in the ATYP Foundation Commission.
In the UK, Holly co-created the action comedy, Help! I’m a Teenage Outlaw (ITV). Holly script edited Emmerdale, and later became staff writer. She worked on Crossroads (ITV) as Series Script Executive. She wrote the pilot script for the animated series, Hana’s Helpline (Five UK) and wrote the pilot for Horrid Henry, (Novel Entertainment) based on the books by Francesca Simon. Holly was selected to attend an EBU course, where her original series was awarded the prize of 15,000 euros and a development deal with the BBC. Holly also worked for Granada Kids in London.
Holly is committed to supporting emerging writers – she lectures screenwriting at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School and is the founder of the script assessment service, www.screenwritingscriptease.com. Holly volunteers on the Australian Writers’ Guild NSW Committee. In 2017 Holly conducted a biometric study into what key elements make a successful pitch, and since then she has delivered Pitching Workshops all over Australia. Recently Holly harnessed her flair for public speaking and became a marriage celebrant.