Nicole Dade

Nicole Dade is a screenwriter and script developer who has worked in the international film and TV industry more than 15 years. Nicole is writing screenplays for film and TV, including Family Happiness, a TV series co-created by her and to be written by her (selected for NSW Create’s She Directs initiative), and Rubik, a 10×30 minute TV adaptation of a novel, for Photoplay Films.

Through her company, Dept. of Stories, Nicole is a well respected script consultant and script editor and she assesses for Screen Australia, New Zealand Film Commission, Screen Tasmania and Film Victoria.  Nicole is script editor for Leah Purcell’s slate of projects, including The Drover’s Wife.


Nicole was a development executive at Screen Australia where she worked with many of Australia’s finest filmmakers on projects from early development to production and managed the funding and development of feature film, TV drama and online series.  She was the lead executive for Screen Australia’s International High End TV Drama Development Fund.  Prior to that Nicole was Head of Production and Development at regional screen agency Screen South. Passionate about fostering storytelling voices Nicole designed and led talent programmes including Warp Films’ Women Create Comedy, the BFI London Film Festival’s Think-Shoot-Distribute and Film4/Edinburgh Film Festival’s Director’s Lab. She started her career as production manager at first take films, which launched the careers of filmmakers including Andrea Arnold and Mike Barker.