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


Great Barrier Reef makes a splash on the big screen

A new giant-screen film about the Great Barrier Reef will be seen on cinemas across the world with support from Screen Queensland, announced CEO Tracey Vieira. “Great Barrier Reef 3D will be an unforgettable underwater adventure to be filmed in Cairns with Screen Queensland investment,” Ms Vieira said. “The documentary will showcase the beauty of … Continued

April 13, 2017

Brisbane-based screenwriter and director Lucas Taylor named as the 2017 Greg Coote Scholarship recipient

Queensland talent to work with producers FremantleMedia in the UK and Europe Brisbane-based screenwriter and director Lucas Taylor has been named as the 2017 recipient for the annual Greg Coote Scholarship, Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira announced today. “Lucas is an award-winning talent with an extremely promising future,” Ms Vieira said. “He has worked across … Continued

April 12, 2017

GOMA’s Marvel blockbuster opens in May

Screen Queensland is excited to share the news about this must-see exhibition + film program Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Director Chris Saines was behind-the-scenes at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) previewing some of the costumes and props to feature in the upcoming exhibition ‘Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe’ from 27 May … Continued

April 11, 2017

New television series Harrow to film in south east Queensland

A major new television series to be filmed in Brisbane and south east Queensland has been attracted to the state with support from Screen Queensland. Harrow, from award-winning Brisbane-based production house Hoodlum, is a fresh twist in the crime genre with a brilliant forensic pathologist, Doctor Daniel Harrow, solving puzzling cases while harbouring his own … Continued

April 11, 2017

Screen Queensland congratulates Queensland’s Ludo Studio on International Emmy win

Screen Queensland congratulates Brisbane-based Ludo Studio for taking out the International Emmy® Kids Award in Cannes last night for their production of Doodles (Ludo Studio / ABC3 Australia / Screen Australia / Screen Queensland / Australia).  Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira said the Emmy win in the Kids: Digital category showed the power of Doodles’ international appeal. “This is a well-deserved award for … Continued

April 5, 2017

Wik vs Queensland recounts impact of groundbreaking case

A new documentary by an Indigenous Queensland-based production company will explore a confronting period in the state’s recent past with support from Screen Queensland. Wik vs Queensland was commissioned by NITV, and supported by Screen Queensland and Screen Australia. Premier and Arts Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk said Wik vs Queensland will engage viewers in a critical part of Australia’s … Continued

March 28, 2017

Film thriller to showcase Queensland talent

Screen Queensland is drawing on Queensland talent to lay the groundwork for a new feature film, announced Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira. “Queensland Originals: Anthology will engage Queensland writers, directors and producers to develop a dramatic feature film as part of a collaborative initiative,” Ms Vieira said. “In the initial writing phase, we are seeking … Continued

March 22, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Help shape the future of Queensland’s screen industry

SQ Screen Industry Survey Screen Queensland (SQ) invites you to help shape the future of our screen industry. All you have to do – for now – is fill out this short survey. Your feedback and suggestions will help to shape SQ’s investment in projects and people in the 2017-18 financial year and beyond. To … Continued

February 13, 2017

Apply now for SQ’s 2017-18 Screen Culture Funding Program

Applications for Round 1 of Screen Queensland’s 2017-18 Screen Culture Funding Program are now open. The deadline for submissions is 5pm (AEST) Friday 17 March 2017.   Screen Queensland is committed to building a dynamic and vibrant screen culture in Queensland and celebrating the art of filmmaking. The Screen Culture program supports local screen events and festivals … Continued

January 31, 2017

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

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

SQ kicks off SQAttach for 2017

Screen Queensland kicks off SQAttach for 2017 creating opportunities for on-the-job skills and career development. The call-out for expressions of interest from early to mid-career practitioners opens Friday 20 January 2017 and closes 5.00pm (AEST, QLD time), Friday 10 March 2017 SQAttach is a Screen Queensland (SQ) program designed to create on-the-job skills and career development for Queensland based screen professionals.  It requires a commitment for … Continued

January 19, 2017

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

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

Queensland Indigenous Short Film, Welcome to Country, to have World Premiere at Flickerfest

QLD short film Welcome to Country will have its world premiere at the prestigious Flickerfest short film festival in January 2017.  As one of just four Australian festivals to carry Academy® Award accreditation, selection for the Bondi based festival is fiercely competitive. Written and directed by indigenous filmmaker Dean Gibson, the 10-minute short film tells the … Continued

December 23, 2016

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

Crew position enquiries for Aquaman

Congratulations to all Queensland crew currently employed on Aquaman. All suitably qualified and available Queensland crew are invited to apply for vacant crew positions on this production by emailing their CVs to the Aquaman production office at the below email address. Note, this email address is for bona fide Queenslanders* only. Please include in the subject line of your email, the Department and … Continued

December 19, 2016

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

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

Congratulations to SQ CEO Tracey Vieira.

Big congratulations to Screen Queensland’s CEO Tracey Vieira, who was one of the finalists at this week’s 2016 Australian Telstra Business Woman of the Year ceremony held in Melbourne. The Telstra Business Woman of the Year recognises and honours women who are dedicated to helping others succeed. Ms Vieira, who took out the 2016 Telstra … Continued

November 18, 2016

Innovation and Gaming Panel events – 3 December

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 – … Continued

November 18, 2016

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

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

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

The Griffith Film School and China Australia International Film Festival (CAFF) Present A Screen Industry Master Class

Don’t miss this Saturday’s free film event presented by The Griffith Film School and China Australia International Film Festival (CAFF) with A Screen Industry Master Class – How to bridge the gap between film school and the industry – with leading Chinese Film Director, Hou Ke Ming; followed by an Industry Pitching Session by emerging GFS filmmakers to the … Continued

October 25, 2016

SQ Congratulates Queensland’s Ludo Studio on their International Emmy Nomination!

Screen Queensland (SQ) congratulates Queensland-based Ludo Studio who has received an International Emmy® Kids Award nomination in the Kids: Digital category for their production Doodles.  (Doodles | Ludo Studio / ABC3 Australia / Screen Australia / Screen Queensland / Australia). Another Australian production to receive a nomination in the Kids: Factual category and also supported by Screen Queensland is the TV series Wild But … Continued

October 18, 2016

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

Comedy Writing Masterclass with Tim Ferguson – BRISBANE Three, 2-day masterclass passes valued at $350 each on offer.

  Screen Queensland (SQ) is delighted to share this upcoming event on behalf of Tim Ferguson who will be coming to Brisbane to run a two-day masterclass for comedic screenwriting. Tim’s two-day masterclass is directed at Screenwriters, TV Writers, Directors, Producers, Actors and Creative Executives. Below are the masterclass details, and with only 30 seats … Continued

September 30, 2016

Screen Queensland to support five Queensland producers to attend Screen Forever 2016

Screen Queensland (SQ) is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from Queensland producers looking to attend this year’s Screen Forever conference.  Held by Screen Producers Australia (SPA), Screen Forever takes place at the Crown Conference Centre in Melbourne from Tuesday 15 November – Thursday 17 November 2016. Screen Forever is the premier Australian event for producers and industry stakeholders to network, conduct … Continued

September 28, 2016