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Queensland producers create series to help communities with Big Weather

Queensland production company DMA Creative, led by Mick Angus and Daniel Marsden, will produce a thought-provoking and entertaining ABC TV series called Big Weather (and how to survive it) that follows the weather cycle over the 2019-20 summer season. The three-part documentary series explores the devastating effects of Australia’s extreme weather and aims to empower communities, families … Continued

November 8, 2019
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Nice Shorts commences filming in Qld with Qld talent

Nice Shorts, the latest sketch comedy series from Jazz Twemlow (The Roast, Tonightly) and Nick Boshier (Bondi Hipsters, Beached Az, Soul Mates) will commence filming in Brisbane with Queensland-based crew on Monday, 21 October 2019. SQ invested in four episodes of the 16-part online show to be shot across Brisbane next week, utilising Queensland talent … Continued

October 18, 2019
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Australian Comedy Mavericks Film in Queensland With Local Talent

Nice Shorts, the latest sketch comedy series from Jazz Twemlow (The Roast, Tonightly) and Nick Boshier (Bondi Hipsters, Beached Az, Soul Mates) will commence filming in Brisbane with Queensland-based crew on Monday, 21 October 2019. Screen Queensland has invested in four episodes of the 16-part online show to be shot across Brisbane next week, utilising … Continued

October 18, 2019
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MEDIA RELEASE: Kylie Munnich appointed new Screen Queensland CEO

Former Sony Pictures Television and Seven Studios executive Kylie Munnich has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of Screen Queensland. Screen Queensland Chair Linda Lavarch said she welcomed the appointment and the 25 years of expertise in international screen distribution and development that Ms Munnich will bring to the role.   “Following the departure of … Continued

October 11, 2019
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World Premiere of The Wishmas Tree

The Wishmas Tree, the first feature film on slate deal for Universal Content Group and Brisbane studio Like A Photon Creative to premiere Saturday, October 5 at the Brisbane International Film Festival Brisbane International Film Festival will hold the world premiere of the much-anticipated children’s animated film The Wishmas Tree this Saturday October 5. The film produced … Continued

October 4, 2019
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MEDIA RELEASE: SQ event brings diversity to the forefront

Screen Queensland’s (SQ) upcoming 2019 signature event R.I.D.E. will be a full day of expert panels, special guests and lively discussion, focusing on diversity in the film and TV sector. SQ will be presenting this major annual event as part of the official program for the Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF) as the festival’s founding … Continued

October 4, 2019
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Slim & I is pure Joy for Queensland production company

The life and career of Joy McKean OAM, Australia’s First Lady of country music and wife of Aussie icon Slim Dusty, will be showcased on screen in the upcoming feature documentary, Slim & I. From Gold Coast-based production company Pictures in Paradise, the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland will be providing financial investment support to … Continued

September 20, 2019
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Media release: Australia’s premier screen conference returns to the Gold Coast

SQ is proud to share this media release from Premier and Minister for Trade The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk. Australia’s premier event for screen industry professionals, SCREEN FOREVER, will return to the Gold Coast in November 2020, with the Queensland Government and City of Gold Coast securing a deal to host the conference for the next … Continued

September 19, 2019
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Media Release: Winton to shine in Total Control

ABC’s must-see drama Total Control, starring Deborah Mailman and Rachel Griffiths, will air on Sunday 13 October 8.30pm, where the Queensland town of Winton will also take centre stage as one of the key locations used in this highly anticipated six-part series. Screen Queensland (SQ) invested in the Blackfella Films production for the ABC along … Continued

September 10, 2019
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Media Release: Queensland-Made Mobile Phone Comedy Goes Viral

Content, a trail-blazing new comedy series from multi Emmy and Logie Award-winning Ludo Studio, the makers of Bluey, has launched this week with scenes from the first episode going viral as fake news, in a perfect twist of life imitating art. Content is the world’s first scripted vertical video drama set on a phone that … Continued

September 6, 2019
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Media release: Dora opens on the Gold Coast!

We are proud to share this media release from the Premier of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk, from the Special Event Australian Launch of Dora and the Lost City of Gold Gold Coast in lights again for Australian-first screening of Dora The Premier has joined 400 Queensland cast and crew involved in the filming of blockbuster Dora and the … Continued

September 2, 2019
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Media Release: Swimming for Gold commences production in Qld

Production commences in Brisbane on Young Adult feature film SWIMMING FOR GOLD Shooting has commenced in Brisbane this week on the Young Adult feature film Swimming for Gold, starring U.S. actor Peyton List (Jessie, Bunk’d) in the lead role. List plays Claire Carpenter, a 17-year- old elite swimmer who is reluctantly sent to Australia to … Continued

August 15, 2019
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MEDIA RELEASE:  Queensland screenwriters to accelerate their careers at Charlie’s in Los Angeles

  Queensland screenwriters will be given an opportunity to prove they have the ‘write stuff’ during a new career development program launched by Screen Queensland in partnership with US-based Australians in Film (AiF). The Charlie’s SQ Writer’s Lab will see five Queensland-based writers undertake a five-day intensive development program in Los Angeles from 28 October … Continued

August 1, 2019
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Feature Film Development Lab with Nash Edgerton

FEATURE FILM DEVELOPMENT LAB WITH NASH EDGERTON: CALLING FOR APPLICATIONS FROM REGIONAL PRACTITIONERS For more about applying click here Screen Queensland together with Screenworks has opened applications for an opportunity for two early-career director/writers based in Regional Queensland to participate in a Screenworks Development Lab for a new feature film Croak. The two successful applicants … Continued

July 24, 2019
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Screen Culture Recipients Announced

  Screen culture will be celebrated far and wide across the state, when an array of metro and regional communities are up in lights hosting film festivals and screen industry activities and events in the coming months. The Screen Culture Funding Program delivered by Screen Queensland provides the perfect opportunity for screen buffs from around … Continued

July 16, 2019
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SCREEN QUEENSLAND CEO TRACEY VIEIRA TO DEPART IN AUGUST 2019

Screen Queensland today announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Tracey Vieira, will leave the organisation at the end of August 2019 after five and a half years in the role. Ms Vieira was appointed CEO in February 2014, having previously been based in Los Angeles as the Executive Vice President International Production for industry / government … Continued

July 11, 2019
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Stan and Screen Queensland increase investment in local production development

Stan and Screen Queensland increase investment in local production development First three projects from the Premium Drama Development Fund also revealed    Pictured L – R.  Anthony Mullins, Ursula Cleary, Steve Baker and Krissy Kneen. Photo by Alister Randell Mike Sneesby, CEO Stan Australia and Tracey Vieira CEO Screen Queensland, today announced that they have expanded and … Continued

June 29, 2019
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Queensland secures SCREEN FOREVER Conference

  Pictured L-R .Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira, The Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Screen Producers Australia CEO Matthew Deaner.  Photo by Alister Randell Queensland continues to cement its reputation as Australia’s screen industry hub by securing the nation’s most prestigious screen industry event to the state. Tracey Vieira, CEO Screen Queensland said that the SCREEN FOREVER … Continued

June 29, 2019
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R.I.D.E: Australia’s largest feature film fund

Australia’s largest feature film fund partnership announced in Queensland Photo L-R . Kurt Royan, Graeme Russell, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, Marshall Heald and Tracey Vieira. Photo by Alister Randell     A unique group of screen industry leaders along with institutional investment have joined forces to launch Australia’s biggest feature film fund partnership that will pave the way to … Continued

June 29, 2019
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History of Torres Strait Islands to screen on ABC TV

History of Torres Strait Islands to screen on ABC TV   A three-part dramatised documentary TV series Blue Water Empire will screen on ABC-TV and ABC iview from tonight with a unique insight into the history of the Torres Strait Islands. Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Jackie Trad said Blue Water … Continued

June 25, 2019
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History of Torres Strait Islands to screen on ABC TV

JOINT STATEMENT Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships The Honourable Jackie Trad Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development The Honourable Shannon Fentiman History of Torres Strait Islands to screen on ABC TV A three-part dramatised documentary TV series Blue Water Empire will screen … Continued

June 25, 2019
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Competition: Visit the set of Reef Break, 1 July.

    Enter the facebook competition for your chance to win a set visit experience on the set of ‘Reef Break’ on the Gold Coast. https://www.facebook.com/screenqueensland/ . Entries open 10am 25 July 2019 and close midday 27 July 2019. PROMOTION TERMS AND CONDITIONS This competition “Visit the film set of Reef Break, 1 July.” (“Competition”) is … Continued

June 25, 2019
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Q&A with SQ Mentorship Recipient, Meg O’Connell

  Q&A with SQ Mentorship Recipient, Meg O’Connell Part of Screen Queensland’s commitment to diversity and gender parity in the screen industry, The SQ Mentorship program provides outstanding early to mid-career practitioners $20,000 each to support them to undertake a self-structured mentorship program. Current recipient Meg O’Connell is a mid-career producer who has worked previously with … Continued

June 21, 2019
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Apply now: Screenworks Directing Intensive

                              APPLICATIONS DUE: 9am Monday 22 July 2019 WHEN: 24-25 August 2019 WHERE:  Linnaeus Estate, Byron Bay Applications are now open for early-career screen directors living in regional* Queensland to attend this 2-day intensive workshop to further develop their skills. Connect with and … Continued

June 21, 2019
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Screen start-ups given a leg-up through sqhub

Screen start-ups given a leg-up through sqhub   Some of Queensland’s brightest talent have been chosen to take up residence at Screen Queensland’s (SQ) sqhub, a co-working space and incubator investing in the growth and development of local screen industry businesses and creatives across games, film, TV and online. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the 10 … Continued

June 21, 2019
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New Creative Hub opens for Gold Coast Screen Creatives

Applications for residency close 5.00pm, Friday 26 July Screen Queensland and Bond University have announced a new partnership to expand the sqhub to the Gold Coast with a new co-working space called the Creative Hub, located on campus at Bond University on the Gold Coast. Tracey Vieira, CEO of Screen Queensland (SQ) said the Brisbane-based … Continued

June 15, 2019
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Recipients of the Talent Development Fund announced

RECIPIENTS OF THE SCREEN QUEENSLAND TALENT DEVELOPMENT FUND ANNOUNCED Queensland’s screenwriters have a way with words From a new TV crime series, to a romantic comedy feature film, some of the state’s finest writing talent have been announced as the latest recipients of the Talent Development Fund. This opportunity for local screenwriters, with support from … Continued

June 10, 2019
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Travel funding: MIFF 37°South Market and Accelerator Lab + Screen Makers Conference

TRAVEL AND MARKET OPPORTUNITIES   Applications are now open to support flights, accomodation, transport and registration to MIFF 37°South Market and Accelerator Lab (Melbourne, 1-4 August ) and Screen Makers Conference (Adelaide, 26-27 July). Applications for both these opportunities are currently open on SmartyGrants and are due 17 June 2019. Successful applicants will be notified early July 2019.   … Continued

May 31, 2019
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Screenworks 2019 Writing for TV Intensive

  Pictured: Participants from Screenworks 2018 Writing for TV Intensive; Lee Frank, Clare Sladden, Liam Worthington and Kelly McLoughlin-Wilden. Photo Courtesy of Screenworks.   APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR SCREENWORKS 2019 WRITING FOR TV INTENSIVE WHEN: 13 – 14 July 2019 WHERE: Byron Bay OPPORTUNITY:  2 x early-career screenwriters based in regional Queensland. APPLICATIONS DUE: 17 June 2019   … Continued

May 31, 2019
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Recipients: Game Development and Marketing Investment program

SCREEN QUEENSLAND INVESTS IN QUEENSLAND GAMES WITH GLOBAL IMPACT   The Queensland Government through Screen Queensland (SQ) is investing more than $117,000 in the development of four Queensland games through the Game Development and Marketing Investment program.  Tracey Vieira, CEO of Screen Queensland, said that SQ had approved more than half a million dollars in 13 games … Continued

May 30, 2019
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Black Water: Abyss commences production in South East Queensland. 

                Photo: Actors (L-R)  Amali Golden, Luke Mitchell, Jessica McNamee, Ben Hoetjes and Anthony Sharpe   Director and Producer team Andrew Traucki and Michael Robertson reunite and join Producers Neal Kingston and Queenslander Pam Collis to deliver an adrenalin charged sequel to the 2007 feature ‘Black Water’ which achieved both critical and box office success, as well as … Continued

May 28, 2019
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Applications open for proof of concept initiative

Applications close 5pm, Friday 28 June Queensland creatives are invited to submit a proposal for up to $100,000 to create a standalone scripted short film or short series that acts as a proof of concept for a full-length feature film, broadcast or digital series. Short-form content has helped to propel new talent and ideas to … Continued

May 24, 2019
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New wave of Screen projects for Queensland

Screen Queensland is thrilled to share the below media release from the Premier of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk, announcing a new wave of screen projects for Queensland   MEDIA RELEASE 16 May 2019 Premier and Minister for Trade The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk   New wave of Screen projects for Queensland The screen industry job-creating hits keep coming for … Continued

May 21, 2019
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Queensland Maroons women’s team to star in landmark documentary series

A landmark documentary series will capture the stories behind the Queensland Maroons as they strive for Women’s State of Origin glory over the next 12 months. The series will be produced by an all-female Queensland crew and creative team, providing significant industry opportunities and taking an important step towards increasing the role of women in … Continued

May 14, 2019
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Crew position enquiries open for Baz Luhrmann Project

Queensland has secured yet another major film with the exciting news that Baz Luhrmann will produce and direct his next film at Village Roadshow Studios in Queensland. Baz Luhrmann’s untitled Elvis Project has been secured by the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland. CREW APPLICATIONS Queensland crew are invited to apply for crew positions. Screen Queensland is committed to promoting diversity, … Continued

May 2, 2019
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Baz Luhrmann’s Untitled Elvis Project to be filmed in Queensland

Screen Queensland is thrilled to share the below media release from the Premier of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk, announcing the attraction of Baz Luhrmann’s next feature film to Queensland. MEDIA RELEASE Premier and Minister for Trade The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk Baz Luhrmann’s Untitled Elvis Project to be filmed in Queensland Baz Luhrmann will produce and direct his … Continued

May 1, 2019
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New SDIN Co-Chairs Tracey Vieira and Tim Soutphommasane

MEDIA RELEASE 18 April 2019 Screen Queensland is pleased to share the below media release from Screen Diversity and Inclusion Network (SDIN) announcing new Co-Chairs Tracey Vieira and Tim Soutphommasane Screen Diversity and Inclusion Network (SDIN) announces new Co-Chairs Tracey Vieira and Tim Soutphommasane Tracey Vieira, CEO of Screen Queensland, and Tim Soutphommasane, former Race Discrimination Commissioner of the Australian Human … Continued

April 18, 2019
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