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Catch up on the latest SQ and Queensland screen industry news.

 

Top screen talent to share new creative workspace

Startups, growing companies and innovative individual practitioners in the screen sector are invited to apply for residency in a new shared workspace to open in 2018 with investment from the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland. “SQ Hub is an exciting new initiative that supports the growth of local screen businesses, and encourages collaboration and innovation … Continued

December 10, 2017
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Film festivals and events to share the love of cinema in 2018

Queensland film festivals and events with a focus from shorts to documentaries and much more will go ahead in 2018 with funding from the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland. “Funding of $81,000 will support 13 festivals and events from the Gold Coast to Cairns in the latest round of Screen Culture funding for 2017–18,” announced … Continued

December 10, 2017
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Queensland welcomes World Congress of Science and Factual Producers in 2018

Broadcast representatives from around the globe will head to Brisbane in November next year for the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP). “Screen Queensland, in partnership with the Queensland Government, has been successful in its bid for this prestigious conference, wowing the organisers with the city’s cultural activities and Queensland’s role as a film hub,” … Continued

December 4, 2017
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Queensland writers to develop new series and film scripts

Talented Queensland writers will advance writing projects with support from the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland’s new Talent Development Fund, announced Screen Queensland Chair Catherine O’Sullivan. “The first round of the Talent Development Fund will provide support of $72,000 for seven writers to shape film scripts and television series under the guidance of experienced script … Continued

November 17, 2017
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Full day workshop:  Creating and Structuring Character Arcs with Wendall Thomas

Screen Queensland extends an invitation to Queensland’s screenwriting community to attend a free full day workshop:  Creating and Structuring Your Character Arcs with LA-based developer, writer and lecturer Wendall Thomas Celebrated LA-based developer, writer and lecturer Wendall Thomas, who has written and developed projects for companies including Disney, Warner Brothers, Paramount, Universal, Showtime, PBS, A&E and NBC, returns to Brisbane … Continued

November 15, 2017
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Third and final season of hit comedy The Family Law to film in Queensland

SBS commissions a third and final season of hit comedy The Family Law  SBS is pleased to announce a third season of the award-winning comedy The Family Law. Everyone’s favourite almost-functional Asian Australian family are back for a final season in 2018, after receiving production funding from Screen Australia in association with Screen Queensland. The Family Law first … Continued

November 14, 2017
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YouTube Entrepreneurs take Queensland content to next level

A travel series showcasing Australia for millennials, a new model for funding high-concept web series, a video creator incubator and, exciting fan-driven action shorts for gamers are the four projects to be supported through Screen Queensland’s YouTube Entrepreneurs program. Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira today announced the four Brisbane-based content creators who would share the program funding … Continued

October 24, 2017
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Share your views about the FNQ Screen Industry in new survey

Screen Queensland is sharing the media release below from Screenworks about consultation with the screen industry in Far North Queensland As the first step in developing a stronger screen industry in Far North Queensland, local filmmakers and digital creatives are being asked to complete an online survey to help regional film industry specialist Screenworks establish … Continued

October 23, 2017
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Thor premiere hammers home Queensland’s screen success

Screen Queensland is sharing the below media release from the Queensland Premier and Minister for the Arts The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk Premier and Minister for the Arts The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk Friday 13 October, 2017 The Australian premiere of international blockbuster Thor: Ragnarok on the Gold Coast marks another major achievement for Queensland’s screen industry, Queensland Premier and Arts … Continued

October 16, 2017
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The Perfect Pitch – two day masterclass for factual producers

Applications open today for a two day pitching masterclass for factual producers You’ve created the best idea on earth, but if you can’t describe it and pitch it, it’s going nowhere. This masterclass teaches everything you need to know about pitching from the elevator / speed dating pitch, describing your show in a sentence, a … Continued

October 3, 2017
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Game producer Kim Allom levels up with the SQ Mentorship

Brisbane-based game producer Kim Allom has been named the first recipient of the $20,000 SQ Mentorship, announced CEO Tracey Vieira. “I am pleased to announce Kim as the first recipient for this new Screen Queensland initiative, designed to elevate the professional practice of female Queensland practitioners in the screen or games industry,” Ms Vieira said. … Continued

September 11, 2017
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Screen Queensland to support local games practitioners to attend Game Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP) and PAX

Screen Queensland (SQ) will support a delegation of Queensland games developers to attend this year’s Game Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP) and PAX in Melbourne in October 2017. SQ will provide funding to assist up to 10 local games practitioners to attend Australia’s premier game development conference GCAP from 24-25 October 2017 and PAX from 27-29 October 2017. Both are on at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. … Continued

September 4, 2017
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Strengthened capacity for Far North Queensland screen industry

Screen Queensland is sharing the below media release from the Queensland Premier and Minister for the Arts The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk about new initiatives to engage the screen industry in Far North Queensland. Palaszczuk Government grows FNQ screen industry and jobs The potential for Far North Queensland to develop as a screen hub is the focus of … Continued

September 1, 2017
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New Talent Development Fund now open

Screen Queensland’s Talent Development Fund offers writers up to $15,000 to further develop their film and series draft screenplays under the guidance of an experienced script editor or creative mentor. This new fund is an outcome of industry consultation which identified the need for funding scripts at an early stage. Who can apply? Talented bona fide Queensland writers/writing … Continued

September 1, 2017
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SQ presents incubatHER 2017 – a showcase to grow women’s participation in the screen industry

SQ incubatHER 2017 on Thursday 5 October 2017 at QUT Gardens Point, Brisbane “Congratulations to all involved. It was the best screen event I’ve ever attended” – Attendee incubatHER 2016 SQ incubatHER brings together leaders from across the country to share their knowledge and expertise in a move towards a more diverse screen industry. This SQ signature event is about action, outcomes … Continued

August 25, 2017
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Come along to the Business Essentials full-day workshop on 28 September

Screen Producers Australia in partnership with Screen Queensland and AFTRS is presenting the national Business Essentials full day workshop in Brisbane on Thursday 28 September. Business Essentials covers the commercial framework in which producers must operate. The course is designed to provide you with the essential information to start, develop and grow a film and television business. The course will feature special guest speaker Veronica … Continued

August 25, 2017
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SQattach seeks EOIs for Edit Assistant and Post Production Supervisor attachments

Screen Queensland invites Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from early to mid-career screen practitioners through the SQattach program for Edit Assistant and Post Production Supervisor attachments in a long form drama series, creating opportunities for on-the-job skills and career development. The Edit Assistant attachment is a paid position for 13 weeks, from 18 September to  15 December 2017. EOIs close 5pm (AEST, … Continued

August 25, 2017
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SQ support to attend Scripted Summit in LA and co-production: working with NZ

Screen Queensland will support Queensland-based screenwriters and producers looking to extend their networks internationally. Scripted Summit in Los Angeles 7-8 November 2017 Screen Queensland will support three mid-late career Queensland screenwriters to attend the Scripted Summit in Los Angeles from  7-8 November 2017. Scripted Summit is North America’s preeminent conference and market for the business of scripted entertainment. It brings together … Continued

August 22, 2017
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 Homecoming Queens coming to SBS On Demand with investment from Screen Queensland

Screen Australia, in association with Screen Queensland and Film Victoria, has announced production investment funding for online series Homecoming Queens commissioned for SBS On Demand. The semi-autobiographical comedy-drama follows twenty-something best friends Michelle and Chloë who reinvent themselves after chronic illnesses overturn their expectations of life and youth, changing their friendship, their future and… their … Continued

August 14, 2017
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Queensland jobs the real star of Aquaman production

Screen Queensland is sharing the below media release from the Queensland Premier and Minister for the Arts The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk about Aquaman which is filming on the Gold Coast. The Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to Queensland’s burgeoning film industry is delivering tangible benefits for the state, with the Aquaman film production creating employment opportunities on the Gold Coast. Touring the set … Continued

August 4, 2017
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LEADING SCREEN ORGANISATIONS SIGN DIVERSITY CHARTER

The Screen Diversity and Inclusion Network (SDIN), which includes many of Australia’s leading media organisations as well as screen agencies, has today launched a Charter to promote diversity in the sector. The SDIN is a new network committed to improving the diversity of talent and influences that shape Australian screen content. Members of the SDIN … Continued

August 1, 2017
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New preschool animated series Bluey from award-winning Ludo Studio

Production has started on Bluey, an Australian animated pre-school series created by Joe Brumm with the Emmy® award-winning Ludo Studio, co-commissioned by ABC KIDS and BBC Worldwide, with funding support from Screen Australia, in association with Screen Queensland. The series follows Bluey, a loveable and inexhaustible six-year-old Blue Heeler puppy who lives with her dad, … Continued

July 21, 2017
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Ludo Studio and Media World Pictures partner for children’s series The Strange Chores

Wednesday 28 June 2017: Dual International Emmy® Award-winning production house Ludo Studio has teamed up with Media World Pictures for The Strange Chores – an animated children’s comedy series created by Ludo Studio for ABC ME, which has secured production investment funding from Screen Australia in association with Film Victoria and Screen Queensland. International distribution … Continued

July 19, 2017
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Magical new series begins filming in Queensland

Screen Queensland is sharing the below media release from the Queensland Premier and Minister for the Arts The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk about The Bureau of Magical Things which began filming today on the Gold Coast. Magical new series begins filming in Queensland Premier and Minister for the Arts, Annastacia Palaszczuk welcomed the cast and crew of brand new … Continued

July 17, 2017
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New web series captures Torres Strait Islands stories on screen

Two exciting new factual web series from the Torres Strait Islands will be funded as part of Straight out of the Straits, an Australian-first partnership between Screen Queensland, Screen Australia and ABC iView. Dinghy Gurls, directed by Sylvia Tabua and Shanice Tabua, is a four-part factual series while the series Yatha Pathayk: Coming of Age will be directed by Jimi Bani about the cultural journey of 15-year-old … Continued

July 6, 2017
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A new film festival for Brisbane joins statewide screen content

The re-birth of the Brisbane International Film Festival, along with film events throughout the state will take place with funding from Screen Queensland. Screen Culture funding of $1,404,500 will support 23 festivals and events in 2017 and 2018, including a new Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF) in August. This funding will also support the next … Continued

June 30, 2017
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Screen Queensland to support YouTube entrepreneurs – Learn more at an information session on 15 August

Queensland-based content creators looking to grow audiences on YouTube can take their digital businesses to the next level through Screen Queensland’s new $150,000 YouTube Entrepreneur program. The YouTube Entrepreneur program, to open in August, will invite proposals from content creators with targeted strategic plans to expand their YouTube audience and business. The program will invest in strategies to increase or … Continued

June 28, 2017
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S-Town creator Brian Reed in Conversation in Brisbane – 27 July

Screen Queensland, in partnership with the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) and Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) will present Brian Reed in a ticketed talk for Queensland’s screen industry and hosted by ABC Radio Brisbane presenter Rebecca Levingston, announced Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira. “We are extremely excited to … Continued

June 27, 2017
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Updated program guidelines respond to industry priorities

New guidelines for Screen Queensland’s funding programs will be launched on 1 July for the 2017-18 financial year, announced Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira. “Screen Queensland will implement updated guidelines following a comprehensive statewide consultation with the screen industry earlier this year,” Ms Vieira said. “The new guidelines respond to the industry’s request for increased … Continued

June 23, 2017
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Landmark Queensland Original production The Second begins filming – will premiere in cinemas and on STAN in 2018

The first feature film to be developed through a partnership between Stan and Screen Queensland has begun filming this week in south east Queensland, announced Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira. “The Second is a psychological thriller starring Rachael Blake, Susie Porter, Vince Colosimo, Martin Sacks and Susan Prior,” Ms Vieira said. “The Second will film … Continued

June 16, 2017
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New mentorship for outstanding Queensland-based female screen or games practitioner

Screen Queensland (SQ) will provide one outstanding female screen or games practitioner $20,000 to undertake a self-structured mentorship program designed to elevate their professional practice. SQ Mentorship is a three-year program (2017-2019) delivered annually as part of Screen Queensland’s commitment to diversity and achieving gender parity in the screen industry. Applications will be accepted from … Continued

June 16, 2017
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A chance for Queensland-based screenwriters to develop a podcast with Brian Reed

Screen Queensland (SQ) and the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) will support Queensland-based screenwriters to develop original drama/factual podcast series exclusively for audiences listening on global platforms such as iTunes Podcasts. In the first phase of this new initiative, up to five podcast series ideas (maximum total of 15 writers) will be selected for development in an exclusive all-day workshop with … Continued

June 16, 2017
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Queensland snares the first Netflix series to shoot in Australia

Screen Queensland is sharing the below media release from the Queensland Premier and Minister for the Arts The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk about Tidelands, the first-ever Netflix series to film in Australia. Premier and Minister for the Arts The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk Tuesday, 16 May 2017 Queensland secures 80 extra jobs with Australia’s first Netflix series Eighty jobs for Queensland acting … Continued

May 16, 2017
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Online Video Awards 2017 to showcase top online content

Brisbane is set to celebrate Australia’s best digital content at a free event on 18 May following the announcement of the 2017 finalists. Screen Queensland Board Chair Linda Apelt welcomed the awards to Queensland and congratulated the finalists across 14 categories, including drama, comedy, non-fiction, music and animation. “The annual national Online Video Awards (OVAs) … Continued

May 3, 2017
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Three films creep it real when SCREAM! Queensland hits LA

Three Queensland filmmaking teams will develop and produce short horror films as the winning entries in Screen Queensland’s new initiative SCREAM! Queensland. Screen Queensland Board Chair Linda Apelt congratulated the three Brisbane-based teams who will take their work to international audiences as part of Screamfest in Los Angeles. “SCREAM! Queensland has been a screaming success,” … Continued

April 21, 2017
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At Last builds Queensland-Chinese film partnership

Screen Queensland is sharing the below media release from the Queensland Premier and Minister for the Arts The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk about At Last, the latest Australia-China co-production set to film in Queensland. Premier and Minister for the Arts The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk Thursday, April 20, 2017 The Queensland Government has furthered its success in building relationships with the … Continued

April 20, 2017
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Asian Animation Summit is calling for projects

Screen Queensland is partnering with the Asian Animation Summit (AAS) in a call out for projects to be presented at the 2017 AAS, a unique showcase of new children’s series seeking finance and production partners in the Asia-Pacific region. The AAS takes place in Brisbane from 29 November to 1 December. Up to six Australian projects (represented by their creative teams) will … Continued

April 13, 2017
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