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Jane Allen


A former lawyer, Jane was the producer and lead writer for the ABC legal drama, Janet King, the first Australian primetime drama to have a lesbian lead character. She produced and led the writing team on Crownies, the prosecution drama from which Janet King was a spinoff. She was also writer and producer of the ABC’s Indigenous sci-fi series Cleverman.

With more than 150 hours of crime, mystery, science fiction and drama to her name, Jane is one of Australia’s most sought-after writer/producers working across network and premium cable television. Her most recent work can be seen on Netflix’s The New Legends of Monkey, and The Unlisted, as well as the upcoming Halifax: Retribution on the Nine Network.

Jane was the 2018/19 Australian Antarctic Division artistic fellow and spent three months living as a summer expeditioner at Mawson Research Station where she developed a TV series about living and working in Antarctica.

Previous writing credits include Secret Daughter, Love Child, The Doctor Blake Mysteries, Tricky Business, McLeod’s Daughters, The Secret Life of Us, Blue Heelers, Stingers, MDA and children’s series Sam Fox: Extreme Adventures, and 100% Wolf.

Jane worked as script editor on the US series Hunters for Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, Aliens, The Walking Dead), and spent three months in the script department of CSI on an International Fellowship.