ABOUT SCREEN QUEENSLAND
Based in Brisbane, Australia, Screen Queensland is the Queensland Government-owned screen agency, dedicated to growing a successful screen industry in the state. The agency supports locally produced films, series and games, and secures international and interstate production and post-production into Queensland. It also runs initiatives to build skills and careers for local screen practitioners and funds film festivals and industry conferences.
Opened in 2019, Screen Queensland Studios: Brisbane most recently hosted Tiger King-inspired series JOE vs CAROLE, and the first season of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s autobiographical comedy series Young Rock. Screen Queensland Studios: Cairns is set for completion in 2023.
Recent international productions supported by Screen Queensland include Wizards! starring Pete Davidson, Elvis directed by Baz Luhrmann, Spiderhead starring Chris Hemsworth, Thirteen Lives directed by Ron Howard, Ticket to Paradise starring Julia Roberts and George Clooney, and the Disney+ sci-fi series Nautilus. Supported Australian projects include Bluey, Australian Survivor, Upright (Season 2), A Perfect Pairing, Strait to the Plate, Troppo and BAFTA-winning game Unpacking.
Screen Queensland is deeply committed to uplifting the voices of Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and increasing diversity on and off screen.
SCREEN QUEENSLAND SUPPORTS:
Screen Queensland supports home-grown films, series and games for local and global audiences, enabling local job creation and creating economic benefits. It achieves this by iScreen Queensland supports home-grown films, series and games for local and global audiences, enabling local job creation and creating economic benefits. It achieves this by investing in screen projects from the concept development stage through to production and market. Applications for funding can be made on a rolling basis.
Screen Queensland initiatives aim to further the careers of screen practitioners, from emerging through to the more established Queensland creatives, and range from production development opportunities and mentorships, through to production attachments, writers’ labs, masterclasses, workshops and events, all designed to connect practitioners with industry experts and peers both locally and across the globe.
Production and Post-Production Attraction
Queensland is home to diverse locations, world-class studios (including Screen Queensland Studios in Brisbane) and post-production facilities, as well as experienced and highly skilled local crew. In addition to local productions, international and interstate productions inject millions of dollars into the Queensland economy and create jobs and training opportunities for our local screen workforce.
Crew Support & Attachment Opportunities
Through the SQ Attach program, Screen Queensland facilitates paid trainee placements for emerging screen practitioners on local and international productions filming in the state. Local crew can also register their CV on the Screen Queensland crew directory and stay informed of job opportunities via regular crew call-outs.
Screen Queensland Studios
Screen Queensland operates Screen Queensland Studios, located at 45 Gosport Street, Hemmant – 11 kilometres east of the Brisbane Central Business District and 15 minutes from the Brisbane International Airport. Offering 16,000m2 of lettable space, the studios are highly adaptable.
Screen Culture Funding
Screen Queensland is committed to supporting productions from script to screen. By funding film festivals, screenings and conferences, Screen Queensland enables vital exhibition platforms across the state for local Queensland productions, while providing audiences and industry access to diverse and inspirational screen content.
OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
Screen Queensland is committed to building a diverse and respectful Queensland screen industry.
We seek to support the creation and growth of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander screen content, practitioners and representation across our industry and state. Additionally, we are committed to ensuring diverse representation across all aspects of the production and development process, including those who identify as female, LGBTQIA+, culturally and linguistically diverse, located regionally, living with disability who are from diverse age or socio-economic backgrounds.
We also strongly encourage individuals from these under-represented backgrounds to engage with us formally through our programs or informally through our events and networking opportunities.
We are a proud member of the Screen Diversity and Inclusion Network (SDIN). As such, we use The Everyone Project to benchmark and track the diversity of the Australian screen industry. Additionally, we have taken the The Panel Pledge to give rise to the visibility of female success through increased representation of women at panels, Q&As, conferences, events and more.
Screen Queensland acknowledges Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as Traditional Custodians of this country and recognises their connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to their Elders, past and present. At Screen Queensland we are committed to empowering and safeguarding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander practitioners to share their rich culture, stories and perspectives with the Queensland and global community through screen storytelling. Always was, always will be.