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Cast & filmmakers to attend a special Brisbane screening and Q&A event for The Second, Friday 6 July, 7.00pm film commencement, Palace Centro Brisbane.

Cast and filmmakers just confirmed to attend a special Brisbane screening and Q&A event for ​ The Second  A Screen Queensland and Stan Original Feature Film Friday 6 July, 7.00pm film commencement, Palace Centro Brisbane  Join filmmakers – Director Mairi Cameron, Writer/Producer Stephen Lance, Producer Leanne Tonkes   and cast members – Vince Colosimo, Rachel Blake and Martin Sacks … Continued

July 4, 2018
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Screen creatives given opportunity of a lifetime to develop high-end series for Stan

Screen Queensland is thrilled to share the following media release from the Premier of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk. For further information and to apply, please CLICK HERE.   MEDIA RELEASE Premier and Minister for Trade The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk Screen creatives given opportunity of a lifetime to develop high-end series for Stan In an Australian first, … Continued

July 1, 2018
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Legend of Sun and Moon – the largest Chinese-Australian co-production in history – filming in South East Queensland

MEDIA RELEASE > Friday 29 June 2018 Legend of Sun and Moon – the largest Chinese-Australian co-production in history – filming in South East Queensland The largest Chinese-Australian co-production in history, Legend of Sun and Moon, has commenced filming at Village Roadshow Studios, Gold Coast, and is proudly supported by the Queensland Government via Screen Queensland. Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira said Legend of … Continued

June 29, 2018
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TV WEEK LOGIE AWARDS 2018 SCREEN INDUSTRY EVENTS

TV WEEK LOGIE AWARDS 2018 SCREEN INDUSTRY EVENTS  Presented by Screen Queensland, Screen Producers Australia and Channel Nine The TV Week Logie Awards is coming to the Gold Coast, Queensland for the first time in its 60-year history airing on Channel Nine on Sunday 1 July.  The Queensland Government via Screen Queensland, has partnered with Screen … Continued

June 27, 2018
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PANELISTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE  TV WEEK LOGIES INDUSTRY LEADER EVENT 

PANELISTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE  TV WEEK LOGIES INDUSTRY LEADER EVENT  Saturday 30 June 10.00am – 12.30pm | The Star, Gold Coast Be part of the conversation around the issues currently facing the Australian broadcast industry The geographical shift of the iconic annual celebration of the Australian television and screen industry – the TV WEEK Logies – from Melbourne … Continued

June 26, 2018
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Screen Queensland and SBS celebrate diverse storytelling on screen 

Screen Queensland and SBS celebrate diverse storytelling on screen  Queensland filmmakers from diverse backgrounds will be given the opportunity to produce unscripted short form content for SBS On Demand under a new partnership between Screen Queensland (SQ) and the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS). The SQ/SBS Short Form Content initiative provides funding for up to three early-to-mid career diverse filmmaking … Continued

June 15, 2018
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The Screen Queensland (SQ) Talent Development Fund Round Two Recipients Announced

The Screen Queensland (SQ) Talent Development Fund Round Two Recipients Announced Talented Queensland writers will further develop their screenplays with support from the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland’s (SQ) Talent Development Fund with eight recipients announced for the second round. The SQ Talent Development Fund offers screenwriters up to $15,000 (up to $10,000 for writing, and up … Continued

June 12, 2018
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New $12M film and television studio to bolster Queensland screen industry

MEDIA RELEASE Premier and Minister for Trade The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk Wednesday 6 June 2018   New $12M film and television studio to bolster Queensland screen industry Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced a new film and television production studio will be established in Brisbane. The Premier made the announcement in Hollywood as part of her … Continued

June 8, 2018
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Queensland Government backing second season of acclaimed drama series Harrow

SQ is thrilled to share the following media release from the Premier of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk. Wednesday 6 June 2018. MEDIA RELEASE Premier and Minister for Trade The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk   Queensland Government backing second season of acclaimed drama series Harrow Acclaimed television drama Harrow is set to return to Australian TV screens in 2019, with … Continued

June 8, 2018
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The sqhub is open for business – general industry membership now available 

The sqhub is open for business – general industry membership now available  Recently the Honourable Jennifer Howard MP, Assistant Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Assistant Minister of State, on behalf of the Premier of Queensland, officially welcomed the new residents of sqhub, a shared space that brings together Queensland game developers, digital content makers and screen industry … Continued

May 18, 2018
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Screen Queensland to support mentorships for three diverse screen or games practitioners in 2018

Screen Queensland to support mentorships for three diverse screen or games practitioners in 2018 Applications close 5.00pm Monday 18 June 2018 Screen Queensland will provide three outstanding early-to-mid-career screen or games practitioners $20,000 each, as part of the SQ Mentorship program, to support them to undertake a self-structured mentorship program designed to elevate their professional practice. SQ … Continued

May 8, 2018
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Congratulations to the SQ Shorts Program creative teams

Congratulations to the SQ Shorts Program creative teams The Queensland Government, through Screen Queensland, has invested $480,000 in the SQ Shorts Program supporting 12 short films to create opportunities for the state’s early and mid-career creative talent to develop standout stories for the screen. Screen Queensland congratulates the 12 creative teams who have been selected for … Continued

May 8, 2018
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Film tax offset makes way for pipeline of block busters for Queensland

We are thrilled to share the following media release from the Premier of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk. Friday 4 May. MEDIA RELEASE Premier and Minister for Trade The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk   Film tax offset makes way for pipeline of block busters for Queensland The Federal Government’s decision to finally lift the film industry location tax … Continued

May 4, 2018
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QAGOMA TO PRESENT BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018-2020

Screen Queensland Chair, Ms Catherine O’Sullivan today announced the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) will present the Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF) over the next three years, from 2018 to 2020. Ms O‘Sullivan said BIFF held a special place in the cultural heart of our capital city and it was a … Continued

April 24, 2018
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Media Release: YES! WE DID IT: DORA COMES TO QUEENSLAND!

Sunday 18 March 2018 Screen Queensland is thrilled to share today’s announcement from the Queensland Premier and Minister for Trade, The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk. MEDIA RELEASE Premier and Minister for Trade The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk YES! WE DID IT: DORA COMES TO QUEENSLAND! Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced Queensland’s next big blockbuster will be the live-action version of … Continued

March 18, 2018
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#myjobmatters Queensland’s screen industry and local business community call on the federal government to help secure a major international production and create thousands of local jobs

Queensland’s screen industry and local business community are calling on the federal government to urgently increase the Location Offset from 16.5 per cent to 30 per cent to help Queensland “seal the deal” on a major U.S. production and create thousands of local jobs. “We have a short window of opportunity to put a more competitive … Continued

March 13, 2018
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MEDIA RELEASE – Chris Lilley and Netflix project to film on the Gold Coast

Some very exciting news just announced by the Queensland Premier and Minister for Trade, The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk. Chris Lilley and Netflix are coming to Queensland! All details in the below media release. MEDIA RELEASE Premier and Minister for Trade The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk Chris Lilley and Netflix project to film on the Gold Coast Award … Continued

March 5, 2018
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MEDIA RELEASE: Former commando to film Battle of Long Tan movie in Queensland

Screen Queensland is thrilled to share the below media release from the Queensland Premier and Minister for Trade, The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk. MEDIA RELEASE Premier and Minister for Trade The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk Former commando to film Battle of Long Tan movie in Queensland An A-list cast, including Travis Fimmel, will feature in a major new movie … Continued

February 28, 2018
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Short films a big focus for Screen Queensland

Queensland’s brand of short and sharp storytelling will come to festival screens around the world in 2018, with Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today announcing the opening of applications for Screen Queensland’s SQ Shorts program. The Queensland Government, through Screen Queensland, will invest $480,000 in 12 short films as part of the program, which creates opportunities for … Continued

February 2, 2018
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Screen Culture funding applications open for Queensland film festivals and events

Queensland’s vibrant film festival landscape will deliver quality cinema in 2018-19 with applications now open for Screen Culture funding, announced Queensland Premier and Minister for Trade Annastacia Palaszczuk. “The Queensland government, through Screen Queensland, funds festivals and events throughout the state showcasing an array of films and filmmaking,” the Premier said. “Screen Culture round 1 … Continued

January 25, 2018
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Queensland screenwriters invited to apply for the 2018 Greg Coote Scholarship

Queensland screenwriters can apply for a professional placement in an international drama series writers’ room with today’s opening of the annual Greg Coote Scholarship, announced Screen Queensland Chair Catherine O’Sullivan. “The Greg Coote Scholarship is an important step in furthering the careers of Queensland industry professionals and building a strong international network with benefit to … Continued

January 17, 2018
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Brisbane rises to the challenge with Australian Spartan

Strength, speed, agility and endurance will have television audiences on the edge of their seats with the new series Australian Spartan filming now in Brisbane with support from the Queensland Government, announced Screen Queensland Chair Catherine O’Sullivan. “Channel Seven’s Australian Spartan is filming in the specially designed Spartan Arena,” Ms O’Sullivan said. “Australian Spartan will deliver an estimated expenditure of … Continued

December 20, 2017
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Submissions open to run Brisbane International Film Festival

A unique opportunity to run the annual Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF) is now open to potential organisers, announced Screen Queensland Chair Catherine O’Sullivan. “The re-birth of BIFF in 2017 showed the enormous potential of this flagship event and confirmed that Brisbane audiences want an annual festival of world cinematic fare,” Ms O’Sullivan said. “The … Continued

December 13, 2017
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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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NITV’s new children’s drama series Grace Beside Me currently in production

Screen Queensland is sharing the news from NITV announcing filming has commenced in Queensland for Grace Beside Me, a new television series supported by Screen Queensland. Grace Beside Me (working title), a new 13-part children’s television series which will premiere on NITV in 2018, has begun filming in the Scenic Rim in Queensland. Adapted from … 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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