Over two decades, thousands of people from all walks of life and all levels of experience have completed our creative writing courses and benefitted from the boutique services of the Writers' Studio.
Here are some people who have either done the courses or worked with Roland, following the Writers' Studio unique creative processes.
Dr George Miller: film maker, Happy Feet, Mad Max, Babe, Lorenzo's Oil, Witches of Eastwick
Carl Barron: professional comedian, writer, director. Carl's DVD, Carl Barron Live, is the highest selling stand-up comedy DVD in Australian history.
Mary Donaldson: Crown Princess of Denmark
LA Larkin: Author, The Genesis Flaw, Thirst.
Jacinta Tynan: Sky News Australia presenter and author of Good Man Hunting
Sam de Brito: author, Sun-Herald columnist, script editor, TV: White Collar Blue, Water Rats, Books: No Tattoos Before You're Thirty… What I'll Tell My Children?, The Lost Boys, Hello Darkness
Sharon Aris: author, It's My Party and I'll Knit if I Want To, Being Married
Yasmin Boland: journalist, author: Carole King is an Alien and All the Rage
Caroline Gerard: writer and producer of the 2007 feature film The Bet, starring Matthew Newton, Aden Young and Sibylla Budd
Claudia Karvan: actress, writer, producer, Spirited, Love My Way, Daybreakers, Paperback Hero
Rachel Ward: actor and director/writer of the 2009 feature film Beautiful Kate starring Sophie Lowe, Ben Mendelsohn, Maeve Dermody and Rachel Griffiths.
Julia Zemiro, radio host, actor, singer and Rockwiz presenter, The Wedge, Totally Full Frontal
Fiona Seres: scriptwriter, film and television Satisfaction, Tangle, Love My Way, The Surgeon
Elizabeth Farrelly: author, architecture critic, essayist and columnist for The Sydney Morninng Herald.
Krew Boylan: actor, writer, Wild Boys, All Saints, Rescue Special Ops
Rachael Oakes-Ash: journalist/author, Good Girls Do Swallow, Anything She Can Do I Can Do Better
Jessica Hobbs: director, The Slap, Rake, Spirited, Tangle, All Saints, Love My Way
Matt Sherring: co-writer of the 2011 feature film Killer Elite starring Jason Statham, Clive Owen and Robert De Niro
Caroline Baum: The Book Show/ABC
Dr Elizabeth Farrelly: columnist, author and feature writer for The Sydney Morning Herald. Her most recent book is Blubberland.
Sandra Sully: journalist, Channel 10 television presenter
Scott Roberts: screenwriter and director of the 2002 feature film The Hard Word, starring Guy Pearce, Rachel Griffiths and Joel Edgerton
Ashley Hay: journalist/author, The Body in the Clouds, The Secret: The Strange Marriage of Annabelle Milbanke & Lord Byron, Gum: The Story of Eucalypts and Their Champions, Herbarium, Museum: The Macleays, Their Collections, and the Search for Order
Bianca Dye: radio announcer, NOVA, 20 to 1, The 7pm Project, Thank God You're Here
Dan Wylie: actor, Muriel's Wedding, Romper Stomper, Love My Way, Underbelly
Phillip Hearnshaw: assistant director, Babe, Babe: Pig in the City, The Punisher, La Spagnola
Gyton Grantley: actor, Underbelly, House Husbands
Simmone Jade Mackinnon: actor, City Homicide, Cops: LAC, Rescue Special Ops, McLeod's Daughters, Baywatch
Hugh Riminton: CNN correspondent, Ten News presenter, Meet the Press, 6:30 with George Negus
Carla Coulson: author and photographer, Paris Tango, Italian Joy, Chasing a Dream
Erina Reddan: journalist, ABC foreign correspondent, author, non-fiction, Baby Daze, fiction, Water from the Moon, Lilia's Secret
Margaret Sixel: film editor, Happy Feet, Babe: Pig in the City
Anna Coren: reporter/presenter CNN International, Today Tonight
Meryl Tankard: Broadway choreographer, Tarzan the Musical
Tony Barry: actor, Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo, Australia, All Saints
Caroline Roessler: former managing editor of The Australian Women's Weekly and current editor of thehoopla.com.au
Emma Balfour: model/poet/author, Poems
Anthony Ackroyd: professional comedian
Mandy Newman: author: How to Say I Do: Make Your Civil Marriage Ceremony Your Own
Penny Robinson: author, Executive Producer of RPA
Ruth Ostrow: columnist, author, blogger and feature writer for The Australian
Kay Pavlou: director, Gangs of Oz, All Saints, Who Do You Think You Are?, McLeod's Daughters
Rob Pullan: journalist and author of seven books, including Guilty Secrets, Bob Hawke: A Portrait and Bob Ansett: An Autobiography
Kevin Rozzoli: former State MP and Speaker, author Gavel to Gavel - An Insider's View of Parliament
Rebecca Rocheford Davies: actor, writer, producer
John Mavety: award-winning director and writer, Behind Mansion Walls, Deadly Women, Earthpulse, Tropfest finalist
Sue MacKinnon: former Film Finance Corporation Investment Manager, Documentaries and producer Shark Island Productions: Stories of Me, Paul Kelly
Rob Johnson: editor, journalist and author The Golden Age of the Argonauts and Boom-Boom! A Century of Australian Comedy
Lisa Forrest: radio and TV broadcaster/author Making the Most of It, DJ Max, Meg Banana, Boycott
Katerina Cosgrove: author, The Glass Heart
Peter McDonald: animator, Animal Logic, Happy Feet, Teen Wolf, Puss in Boots
Martyn Ives: documentary film maker, Emmy Award winner, National Geographic Taboo, How Beer Saved the World, Prototype This!, Monster Bug Wars, If We Had No Moon, The Complete Cosmos
Mark Gould: documentary film maker, producer, Tibet: Murder in the Snow, Rising Stars
Alec Morgan:Actor, DIrector, Writer, Hunt Angels, Beautiful Bondi, Our Century, Dusty Hearts, Lousy Little Sixpence
Helen O'Connor: Actor, Packed to the Rafters, Crownies, All Saints, Babe, Frauds, The Beast
Nick Lathouris: actor, dramaturg, writer, Kennedy Miller Productions
Theresa Miller, television reporter, presenter and producer and author of Making Babies
Roxane Wilson: actor, Home and Away, City Homicide, Rescue Special Ops, Out of the Blue, The Alice, Stingers, Water Rats
Dr Ruth Wajnryb: linguist, author, Expletive Deleted: A Good Look at Bad Language and columnist, The Sydney Morning Herald
Matt Duffy: director, writer, producer, Guru Greg
Kimberley Chin Poy: author, Wednesday Sisters
Ollie Lind: author, Secret Samurai
Jess Black: author of 12 books in the Bindi Wildlife Adventure Series, three books in the RSPCA Animal Tales series and two books for the Bindi Behind the Scenes series.
Jamie Hilton: producer, Sleeping Beauty and The Waiting City. He was voted the Australian producer most worth watching at the Melbourne International Film Festival 37º South Market event in 2012.
Wendy Fitzgerald: author, Bollywood Dreams
Gerry O' Sullivan: author, Flag of All Nations