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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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Apply Now: Asian Animation Summit 2019

Applications close 5.00pm Saturday 21 September. Screen Queensland in partnership with the Asian Animation Summit (AAS), is calling-out for Queensland projects to be presented at the 2019 AAS taking 20 – 22 November in Seoul, South Korea. The AAS is a unique showcase for producers of new animated children’s series and feature projects seeking finance and … Continued

June 17, 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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Origin-al talent invited to showcase skills on national platform

MEDIA RELEASE > Friday 29 March 2019 Origin-al talent invited to showcase skills on national platform Screen Queensland (SQ) in partnership with National Indigenous Television (NITV) has officially launched Origins, an initiative that aims to break new ground through the development and production of format-based factual series by local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander storytellers. The Origins initiative is … Continued

March 29, 2019
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Queensland Screen Industry Creatives Take On SXSW

1st row  L-R Kim Allom, Sue Swinburne, Ben Johnston. 2nd row L-R Dave Lowry, Alex Naghavi, Lucas Taylor A delegation of 11 local screen creatives and startups are on their way to Austin, Texas, USA to showcase the creativity, ingenuity and innovation of the Queensland screen industry at the SXSW festival (South By South West) from March … Continued

March 6, 2019
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Queensland filmmakers taking part in this week’s AIDC Indigenous Creators Program

Queensland filmmakers taking part in this week’s AIDC Indigenous Creators Program Screen Queensland is proudly supporting five Queensland filmmakers who are part of this week’s Indigenous Creators Program at the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) in Melbourne. The Queensland Government through Screen Queensland is providing $10,000 in funding support and partnering with Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department in conjunction with … Continued

March 5, 2019
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Government announces grants funding to create sustainable jobs

Screen Queensland is delighted to share this new funding opportunity from the Queensland Government that may be suited to entrepreneurial screen industry startups and businesses. Government announces grants funding to create sustainable jobs   Innovation Minister Kate Jones has today announced up to $8 million in funding for businesses trying to commercialise new products, scale-up and penetrate new markets. … Continued

February 27, 2019
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Creativity Thrives as La Boite’s HWY Festival Bridges The Gap Between Stage and Screen in 2019

Screen Queensland is thrilled to partner with La Boîte as part of HWY 2019 and deliver an exciting program of performances, workshops, masterclasses, forums and events over two action-packed weeks from 25 March to 6 April. HWY, La Boite’s annual festival of new ideas, contemporary theatre and talent, shines a spotlight on the state’s flourishing screen industry for the … Continued

February 22, 2019
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Greer Simpkin to speak at the Gold Coast Film Festival’s Women in Film Lunch  – presented by Screen Queensland

Greer Simpkin to speak at the Gold Coast Film Festival’s Women in Film Lunch  – presented by Screen Queensland Bunya Productions’ Greer Simpkin will be the guest speaker at the Gold Coast Film Festival’s fifth annual Women in Film Lunch presented by Screen Queensland.  Producer of the critically acclaimed film Sweet Country and ABC TV series Mystery Road, … Continued

February 22, 2019
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Paramount Pictures’ Monster Problems to film in Queensland

Paramount Pictures’ Monster Problems to film in Queensland Queensland has secured yet another major film with Monster Problems, from Paramount Pictures, to be the first production to film in Brisbane’s new $12 million fit-for-purpose Screen Queensland Studios, based in Hemmant. “Monster Problems is the second Paramount Pictures film we have secured in less than 12 months and highlights the strong relationship … Continued

February 11, 2019
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25 Authors announced to take part in the inaugural SQ/QWC Adaptable Program

25 Authors announced to take part in the inaugural SQ/QWC Adaptable Program Screen Queensland (SQ) and the Queensland Writers Centre (QWC)today unveiled a list of 25 authors that will take part in the inaugural SQ/QWC Adaptable Program.  These authors will pitch their works at a market event being held in Brisbane on 20 March to producers, … Continued

February 8, 2019
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Screen Queensland Studios open in Brisbane

MEDIA RELEASE > Thursday 31 January 2019 Screen Queensland is thrilled to share the below media release from the Premier of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk, announcing the official opening of the Screen Queensland Studios. MEDIA RELEASE 31 January 2019 Premier and Minister for Trade The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk Screen Queensland Studios open in Brisbane Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has … Continued

February 4, 2019
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Screen industry jobs bonanza with three major productions filming in Queensland

Screen Queensland is thrilled to share the below media release from the Premier of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk, announcing another major production filming in Queensland. MEDIA RELEASE 24 January 2019 Premier and Minister for Trade The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk Screen industry jobs bonanza with three major productions filming in Queensland Stars of movie and screen have descended on … Continued

January 24, 2019
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Gold Coast hosts Australian Premiere of Aquaman

Premier and Minister for Trade The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk MEDIA RELEASE 18 December 2018 Gold Coast hosts Australian Premiere of Aquaman Aquamanstar Jason Momoa has returned to the Gold Coast, joining local cast and crew for the Australian premiere of the latest Warner Bros blockbuster. Walking the ‘blue carpet’ at Robina’s Event Cinemas this evening, … Continued

December 20, 2018
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The stars and Brisbane city align for the world premiere of Netflix’s first Australian original series Tidelands and series two of Harrow in production

The stars and Brisbane city align for the world premiere of Netflix’s first Australian original series Tidelands and series two of Harrow in production Elsa Pataky (Fast and the Furious), Charlotte Best (Home & Away, Puberty Blues), Madeleine Madden (Dora the Explorer, Picnic at Hanging Rock), Aaron Jakubenko (Spartacus: War of the Damned), Marco Pigossi (Edge of Desire) and … Continued

November 23, 2018
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Rockhampton Filmmaker Wins First of Its Kind Fellowship

The Premier of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk, today announced Rockhampton filmmaker, Kaylene Butler, has been awarded the inaugural MediaRING Fellowship and will receive a one-year professional placement with Screen Queensland and National Indigenous Television (NITV), Australia’s home of Indigenous storytelling. Please find more details in the media release below. MEDIA RELEASE 21 November, 2018 Premier and Minister for Trade The … Continued

November 21, 2018
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Queensland screen practitioners and scientists come together to put Queensland in the international spotlight 

Queensland screen practitioners and scientists come together to put Queensland in the international spotlight  Queensland’s screen industry and science community will take centre stage when Brisbane hosts the prestigious World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP) later this month from 27 – 30 November. The WCSFP brings together leading international content producers and scientists with broadcasters and key … Continued

November 16, 2018
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Screen Queensland announces the two filmmakers attending the AFTRS Black Shot 2 Cinematography Workshop 

Screen Queensland announces the two filmmakers attending the AFTRS Black Shot 2 Cinematography Workshop  Screen Queensland (SQ) is proudly supporting two Queensland filmmakers to participate in a one-week intensive cinematography workshop, Black Shot 2, run by the Australian Film, TV and Radio School (AFTRS) and taking place in Adelaide from 19 – 23 November 2018. The AFTRS Black … Continued

November 16, 2018
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