Holly Lyons is a screenwriter with extensive experience in Australia and the UK. She has over 400 hours of broadcast credits, as a writer or script editor. In the UK, Holly co-created the action comedy, Help! I’m a Teenage Outlaw (ITV) and script edited Emmerdale. She was awarded an EBU development grant of 15,000 euros; and she was nominated for a Prix Jeunesse. Since returning to Australia, Holly has worked on numerous series including Home and Away, Neighbours, Skinner Boys and Bananas in Pyjamas. Holly’s play Space Virgins was a finalist in the ATYP Foundation Commission.
In 2019 Holly, along with her co-collaborator, won funding through Screen Australia and ABC’s DisRupted Initiative for their original project, Rocky and Me. Recently, Holly has returned to the script department of Home and Away (Network Seven).
Holly is committed to supporting emerging writers – she is the founder of the script assessment service, www.screenwritingscriptease.com. She is currently script editor for the Screen Australia funded webseries, All for Eve created by Olga Markovic. 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. In 2018 Holly presented for WIFT SA, Queensland’s Emerging ScreenMakers’ Conference; the Adelaide Film Festival and Screen Forever Melbourne. Holly lectures in Screenwriting for AFTRS, NIDA, the Australian Writers’ Centre, Screen Queensland and the University of Wollongong.