Karel Segers is the founder of OZZYWOOD Films, The Story Department, and Logline It!
A former film rights acquisitions executive and national radio producer in Europe, Karel Segers moved to Australia in 2001 where he produced three short dramas and co-produced two documentaries, as well as two feature films. As a producer and EP, Karel has helped a diverse range of projects finding development money, production funds, post-production investment, international sales, festival accolades etc.
Since 2006, Karel has been recognized worldwide as a professional story analyst, blogger, teacher and consultant on screen story and scriptwriting. His clients have been award- winning writers, directors and producers as well as neophytes, to whom he consults on their films from concept to post-production. He has worked with writers and teams including three Oscar®-nominated filmmakers.
In 2012, Karel launched Logline It! (https://logline.it), the world’s only web resource dedicated solely to screen concepts and loglines. Since its inception, its users have published over 7,000 loglines and 30,000 reviews.
Karel’s screenwriting seminars and workshops have attracted over 2,000 participants and he has been named a leading expert on screenwriting on social media. His professional blog The Story Department was listed among the world’s top 5 screenwriting sites by Amazon Studios.
Karel has lectured, taught or consulted for the following organisations:
|· The Australian Film Festival||· National Commission for Arts and Culture, Philippines|
|· The Society of Women Writers of NSW||· ABS-CBN Star Cinema, Manila, Philippines|
|· The NSW Writers Centre||· De La Salle University, Bacolod, Philippines|
|· The ACT Writers Centre||· San Carlos University, Cebu, Philippines|
|· Metro Screen, Sydney||· International Film School Sydney (IFSS)|
|· The Sydney Film Industry Meetup Group||· Sydney Institute (TAFE)|
|· The Sydney Screenwriters Meetup Group||· Storyutbildningen, Gotland Sweden|
|· International Film College (IFC)||· The Story Department, Sweden|
|· The Australian Writers Guild (AWG)||· Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds, Belgium|
|· The South Australian Film Corporation||· The Gold Coast Film Festival|
|· Digital Content Networks, Sydney||· Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE)|
|· Women in Film And Television||· The Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA)|
|· Apple Computers||· NAFA – Networking Action for Filmmakers & Actors|
|· Charles Sturt University (CSU)||· The Royal Film Commission, Jordan|
|· The SAE Institute of Amman, Jordan||· Deloitte Australia|
|· KHLim, Campus C-Mine, Genk – Belgium|
· Inscription, Australia
· Book Expo Australia
· Odin’s Eye Entertainment
· The New Zealand Film Commission
· JMC Academy, Sydney
· Notre Dame High School, Sherman Oaks (CA)
|· International Screen Academy (ISA)|
· Celtx, Canada
· Screen Canberra, Australia
· Actors Anonymous Film Festival, Sydney
· New York Film Academy, Australia
· Cinemantrix, Stockholm Sweden
· Studio Canal, Sydney