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Latest appointments bring global experience to Screen Queensland

Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira has announced four new appointments to join the organisation. “I welcome new staff members Andrea Coyle in the role of Legal and Business Affairs Manager, and Katherine Slattery, Mark Thorley and Andrew Webster, who will each serve as Vice President in the Development and Production team,” Ms Vieira said. “Collectively, … Continued

March 17, 2017
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SCREAM! Queensland a new launchpad for horror filmmakers

Queensland filmmakers across the horror genre can take their work to international audiences with the new initiative SCREAM! Queensland announced today by Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira. “Screen Queensland is partnering with Screamfest in Los Angeles to offer three Queensland filmmaking teams a chance to develop and produce a short horror film of 8-10 minutes with funding … Continued

March 8, 2017
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Torres Strait Islands screen initiative opens

Stories from the Torres Strait Islands will be brought to life on screen in a landmark initiative launched today. Straight out of the Straits is an Australian-first partnership between Screen Queensland, Screen Australia and ABC iView, and provides opportunities for early-career writers, directors and producers to create authentic, character-driven Torres Strait Island stories for the screen. … Continued

February 24, 2017
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Netflix’s Daredevil showrunner Marco Ramirez heads to Queensland

Local writers, directors and producers will develop their concepts for a successful screen series under the guidance of international talent Marco Ramirez, prize-winning screenwriter, producer, playwright and showrunner for Daredevil (Netflix). Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira will welcome Marco to Queensland for the three-day story workshop (26-28 April), as part of Queensland Originals: First Concepts with AFTRS. “We are … Continued

February 20, 2017
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YouTube to feature new Queensland pop culture fashion series

A new YouTube series featuring pop culture fashion with a twist will be produced in Queensland with support from Screen Queensland in partnership with YouTube. Popular Brisbane-based fashion Vlogger Katie Orlowski will host the new series, Pop Culture Inspired Fashion, to be produced for her popular YouTube channel by Producer Adam Fowler and Executive Producer Steven Geddes (Light … Continued

February 17, 2017
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Grace Beside Me: Queensland-created television series an Australian first

A Queensland-created children’s series will make television history when it is aired on three different networks. Grace Beside Me, an adaptation of a novel of the same name by Queensland-based Aboriginal writer Sue McPherson will be delivered by a creative team dominated by Indigenous talent. The series will premiere on NITV, followed by a broadcast … Continued

February 16, 2017
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Queensland welcomes back animation summit in 2017

Brisbane will once again serve as an international screen hub for a gathering of animation producers, distributors and broadcasters when the Asian Animation Summit (AAS) returns to Queensland in 2017 for its second consecutive year. Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira said the Summit, to be held from 29 November to 1 December, would attract attendees … Continued

February 13, 2017
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Screen Queensland Annual Review 2015-16 highlights

We are sharing the below media release from the Queensland Premier and Minister for the Arts The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk about Screen Queensland’s Annual Review for 2015-16 which highlights the many successes from last financial year. MEDIA RELEASE Premier and Minister for the Arts The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk [FRIDAY 27 JANUARY 2017] Queensland’s successful track-record as Australia’s screen … Continued

January 30, 2017
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Tracey Vieira reappointed for another three-year term at Screen Queensland

MEDIA RELEASE [25 January 2017] The Board of Screen Queensland announced today the reappointment of Screen Queensland’s Chief Executive Officer, Tracey Vieira, whose contract has been renewed for another three-year term until February 2020. Announcing the reappointment today, Screen Queensland Chair Linda Apelt said Ms Vieira has made a significant contribution to the Queensland screen … Continued

January 30, 2017
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NITV commissions first-ever scripted live-action children’s series Grace Beside Me

Screen Queensland (SQ) is thrilled to share NITV’s announcement of its first ever commission of a scripted live-action series, Grace Beside Me, with production investment from SQ and adapted from the award-winning novel by Queensland’s Sue McPherson with Queensland producer Dena Curtis also on board. In an Australian first, the series consisting of 13 x 26 minute … Continued

January 17, 2017
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Queensland on a roll for screen production investment

  We are thrilled to share the below Treasurer, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships and Minister for Sport, The Honourable Curtis Pitt media release regarding Queensland’s screen industry experiencing its most successful and competitive periods of screen production investment this current financial year. MEDIA RELEASE Treasurer, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships and Minister … Continued

January 12, 2017
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Screen Queensland launches ‘SQ Re-Told with Wendall Thomas’

Screen Queensland (SQ) launches a new initiative, SQ Re-Told with Wendall Thomas, supporting three early to mid-career writers or writing teams to fast-track feature film projects with a focus on script and story development. SQ Re-Told is being convened by renowned story consultant Wendall Thomas and will take place in 2017-2018.  Applications close 9.00am (AEST) Monday … Continued

December 20, 2016
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MEDIA RELEASE: Queensland secures Aquaman

We are thrilled to share the below media release from the Queensland Premier and Minister for the Arts, The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk. Creating a minimum of 600 jobs for Queenslanders – and as high as 1,200 jobs in total, this is a huge win for our local screen industry and all of Queensland. MEDIA RELEASE Premier and Minister for … Continued

December 15, 2016
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Screen Queensland to support Documentary Producers to attend the 2017 Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC)

Screen Queensland (SQ) is offering support for Queensland documentary producers to attend the 2017 AIDC. SQ will provide funding to assist up to six (6) local practitioners to attend the conference which runs from 5 – 8 March 2017 at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne. The AIDC is Australia’s premier event for documentary, factual and … Continued

December 13, 2016
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Screen Queensland to Support Games Practitioners in attending the Games Developers Conference (GDC) in 2017

Screen Queensland (SQ) is offering support for a delegation of Queensland game developers to attend the 2017 Game Developers Conference (GDC). SQ will provide funding to assist up to 5 (five) local practitioners to attend the game development conference which runs 27 February – 3 March 2017 at the Moscone Centre in San Francisco, California. GDC attracts over … Continued

December 8, 2016
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The Shallows a hit at the box office and for Queensland’s economy  

Whilst Sony Pictures feature The Shallows is becoming the must-see film of summer, currently ranking in the Top 5 films on the Australian iTunes Charts, what the film did for Queensland is a story also worth sharing. The Shallows was an international box office success causing a feeding frenzy on its opening weekend, outperforming and doubling the expectations for … Continued

December 7, 2016
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The Fear of Darkness Screens in Russia

  The Fear of Darkness, a psychological thriller by Queensland filmmakers Mark Overett and Chris Fitchett, and proudly supported by Screen Queensland, has opened theatrically on 252 screens across Russia, with 30 of these in Moscow, and ranked number 18 on the box office charts after its first weekend. This follows the film’s theatrical release … Continued

December 2, 2016
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Applications open today for the Greg Coote Scholarship offering a placement in a FremantleMedia long-form broadcast drama writers’ room

Screen Queensland (SQ), along with Australians in Film, the Queensland Writers Centre and FremantleMedia are thrilled to announce applications for the Greg Coote Scholarship open today.   This year’s Greg Coote Scholarship will create an opportunity for an experienced, Queensland screen industry creative with a passion for long-form broadcast drama to be placed in a FremantleMedia … Continued

December 1, 2016
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Queensland welcomes Pacific Rim 2 filming and jobs boost

MEDIA RELEASE Premier and Minister for the Arts The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk [Sunday 20 November 2017] Premier and Arts Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk announced Legendary Pictures’ Pacific Rim 2 has been attracted to Queensland continuing the state’s track record for attracting international blockbusters. “Queensland once again rolls out the red carpet for an international production drawn to our locations, talent … Continued

November 21, 2016
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Screen Queensland proudly presents Game On: Innovation and Gaming Panels as part of the 2016 Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival (BAPFF) program

Screen Queensland invites you to attend an afternoon of Virtual Reality (VR) and the immersive world of games, with a special guest panel followed by networking drinks. Date: Saturday 3 December 2016 Time: 3.00 – 5.00 PM 3.00 – 3.30pm – Gaming Panel 3.30 – 4.00pm – Innovation Panel 4.00 – 5.00pm – Networking function Venue:  Emporium Hotel, Frangipani Room,  1000 Ann St, Fortitude Valley Cost: This … Continued

November 17, 2016
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Screen Queensland supports unprecedented number of domestic productions

Screen Queensland (SQ) has committed support to an unprecedented number of domestic productions in the first four months of the current financial year reflecting the health of Queensland’s domestic screen industry while also ensuring 2016-17 will be a highly contested year for its Production Investment Fund. CEO Tracey Vieira said the Production Investment Fund supports … Continued

November 16, 2016
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Screen Queensland and Screen Australia invest in comedy feature, Mr Cranky, reuniting the producer and director behind The Railway Man

Screen Queensland (SQ) along with Screen Australia, is proud to support the feature film project Mr Cranky by creative heavyweights Queensland-based producer Chris Brown (The Railway Man, Daybreakers), award-winning novelist Chris Nyst (Gettin’ Square, Crooked Business) and director Jonathan Teplitzky (The Railway Man, Churchill). Principal photography is anticipated to commence in South East Queensland in … Continued

November 16, 2016
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SBS drama, Safe Harbour, coming to Queensland

It is with great pleasure that we present the below Matchbox Pictures’ media release issued today [Tues 15 November] announcing Safe Harbour.  Screen Queensland is a proud investor of Safe Harbour along with Screen Australia and SBS. MATCHBOX EMBARKS ON NEW SBS DRAMA SAFE HARBOUR Tuesday 15 November 2016: Screen Australia, SBS and Screen Queensland announced … Continued

November 15, 2016
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Screen Queensland and NITV commit $400,000 to Queensland Originals: Elements. Applications now open.

Screen Queensland (SQ) in collaboration with National Indigenous Television (NITV) is thrilled to announce Queensland Originals: Elements, supporting the development and production of a four-part broadcast series to be made by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander talent.  Applications open today [10 November 2016] and close 5.00pm (AEST | Queensland time), Monday 5 December 2016. SQ and … Continued

November 10, 2016
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MEDIA RELEASE: Screen Queensland brings the Online Video Awards to Brisbane in 2017

The Online Video Awards (OVAs), Australia’s national annual awards celebrating the best in online content, are heading to Brisbane in 2017 for the first time as a result of support from Screen Queensland.  Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk welcomed the opportunity to put Queensland’s digital creative businesses in the spotlight with the awards. ‘The Queensland Government supports … Continued

November 4, 2016
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MEDIA RELEASE: Screen Queensland brings the Online Video Awards to Brisbane in 2017

The Online Video Awards (OVAs), Australia’s national annual awards celebrating the best in online content, are heading to Brisbane in 2017 for the first time as a result of support from Screen Queensland.  Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk welcomed the opportunity to put Queensland’s digital creative businesses in the spotlight with the awards. ‘The Queensland Government supports … Continued

November 4, 2016
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MEDIA RELEASE – Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe comes to Queensland

Marvel’s super heroes will descend on Queensland next year in a world-first, large-scale exhibition at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA). Queensland Premier and Minister for the Arts Annastacia Palaszczuk today announced the Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe exhibition will be exclusively at GOMA from 27 May to 3 September 2017. The blockbuster exhibition will … Continued

October 31, 2016
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Media Release: Screen Queensland CEO nominated for Telstra Queensland Business Women’s 2016 Award

Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira has been nominated for a prestigious Telstra Queensland Business Women’s Award for her leadership and making a difference in the Australian screen industry.  Ms Vieira is among five women being recognised in the Corporate and Private Award section with winners of the 22nd Telstra Queensland Business Women’s Awards will be … Continued

October 11, 2016
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Media Release: Ludo Studio’s Doodles Series 3 now playing on ABC ME

Two years ago a child’s drawing of a robot was animated by Australian production house Ludo Studio and uploaded to Facebook.  The response to the concept was overwhelming and spawned the ABC original series Doodles with the support of Screen Queensland and Screen Australia. Now it’s third season, Doodles has made the move to ABC ME and episodes 1 and 2 … Continued

September 27, 2016
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Screen Queensland and Screen Producers Australia Announce Ones To Watch Initiative  

In a joint program, Screen Queensland and Screen Producers Australia are delighted to announce an important expansion of Ones To Watch 2016.  Following a series of successful collaborations, Screen Queensland and Screen Producers Australia will create a separate Ones To Watch initiative to include selected Queensland-based Indigenous producers. Now in its fourth year, the Ones To Watch program and its associated partnerships aims to guide and nurture the … Continued

September 14, 2016
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Applications open for LA-deSQ at Charlie’s located in Hollywood, Los Angeles

Screen Queensland (SQ) is calling-out to Queensland practitioners who wish to work from the recently launched LA-deSQ at Charlie’s (a collaboration with Australians in Film) to now apply via the application form located on SQ’s online application portal here.  LA-deSQ at Charlie’s is situated in the hub of Hollywood at Raleigh Studios, across the street from the iconic Paramount Pictures. It is a creative workspace for Queensland practitioners … Continued

September 14, 2016
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Cairns, Queensland, heats up with an all star cast filming Blue Water Empire

Filming continues in Far North Queensland and the Torres Straits this week for Blue Water Empire, the three-part primetime dramatised documentary series which gives a unique insight into the history and culture of the Torres Strait Islands. Produced for the ABC in partnership between Lonestar Company, headed up by producers Aaron Fa’Aoso and Jimi Bani, and Bunya … Continued

September 1, 2016
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FUNDING BODIES COME TOGETHER TO SUPPORT ATHENA

It is with great pleasure that Screen Queensland (SQ) forwards the below media release from Screenworks regarding The Athena Project, proudly supported by SQ. FUNDING BODIES COME TOGETHER TO SUPPORT ATHENA In a display of partnership and collaboration in the Australian screen industry, Screenworks announced today that it has secured a commitment from every state and territory funding … Continued

September 1, 2016
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Win an on-set role in Thor: Ragnarok on the Gold Coast​

MEDIA RELEASE ​Premier and Minister for the Arts The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk Win an on-set role in Thor: Ragnarok on the Gold Coast​ One lucky movie buff will rub shoulders with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars and win a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with a walk-on role in the blockbuster Thor: Ragnarok, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced today [Monday 29 August … Continued

August 29, 2016
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MEDIA RELEASE: Screen Queensland launches new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander three-year screen vision

Screen Queensland has launched its first Screen Queensland (SQ) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategy 2016-19 set to deliver a range of funding initiatives benefiting Indigenous practitioners and enriching the Australian cultural landscape.  The three-year plan will connect Queensland’s Indigenous screen practitioners to a global audience via mainstream media as well as innovative screen platforms. Queensland … Continued

August 22, 2016
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MEDIA RELEASE: Screen Queensland launches SQattach to create opportunities for on-the-job skills and career development

Screen Queensland (SQ) has launched SQattach – a program designed to create on-the-job skills and career development for state-based screen professionals. SQattach requires a commitment for producers to provide attachments when applying for the SQ Production Fund. Expressions of interest are also open for early and mid-career screen practitioners who wish to be considered for an attachment opportunity. ‘We are excited to be launching SQattach. … Continued

August 19, 2016
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Media alert: Official launch of SQ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategy 2016-19 Monday 22 August | 4.00 – 5.00pm | Cairns

SCREEN QUEENSLAND (SQ) is launching its first Screen Queensland (SQ) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategy 2016-19 set to deliver a range of funding initiatives benefiting local Indigenous practitioners. The three-year plan will connect Queensland’s Indigenous screen practitioners to a global audience via mainstream media as well as innovative screen platforms. The launch is taking place in Cairns to … Continued

August 18, 2016
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Screen Queensland appoints new LA consultant

Media Release > Friday 12 August 2016 Screen Queensland appoints new LA consultant Screen Queensland (SQ) is delighted to announce Simonne Overend has joined the SQ team in the newly created position of LA consultant. Simonne is tasked to facilitate strategic connections for Queensland practitioners and companies with Hollywood producers and financiers, and to drive more business to … Continued

August 12, 2016
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