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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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Screen Queensland Announces Successful Recipients of the 2018-19 Game Development and Marketing Investment Program

Screen Queensland Announces Successful Recipients of the 2018-19 Game Development and Marketing Investment Program The Queensland Government through Screen Queensland (SQ) is providing $180,636 in funding to support the development of five Queensland games via SQ’s Game Development and Marketing Investment program. “Screen Queensland launched the Game Development and Marketing Investment program in February of this … Continued

November 15, 2018
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SCREEN QUEENSLAND and QUEENSLAND WRITERS CENTRE LAUNCH NEW PROGRAM ‘ADAPTABLE’ – Turning the page to screen

SCREEN QUEENSLAND and QUEENSLAND WRITERS CENTRE LAUNCH NEW PROGRAM ‘ADAPTABLE’  – Turning the page to screen Screen Queensland (SQ) and the Queensland Writers Centre (QWC) are calling out to writers, publishers and agents to submit works for a new program, Adaptable, aiming to bring more book adaptations to the screen. The SQ/QWC Adaptable program is open … Continued

October 30, 2018
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Tide turns for Australia-first Netflix series this December

MEDIA RELEASE 23 October, 2018 Premier and Minister for Trade The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk Tide turns for Australia-first Netflix series this December Queensland is set for global streaming success this December, with entertainment giant Netflix announcing an international release date for the home-grown, eight-part fictional drama series Tidelands. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Tidelands, to premiere … Continued

October 23, 2018
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Local post-production sector to prosper with new incentive

The Premier of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk, today announced a new post, digital and visual effects (PDV) incentive for Queensland. Please find media release below. THURSDAY 18 OCTOBER 2018 MEDIA RELEASE Premier and Minister for Trade The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk Local post-production sector to prosper with new incentive Queensland’s post-production sector will get a major boost with the … Continued

October 18, 2018
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The blockbusters keep on coming for Queensland

MEDIA RELEASE > Monday 8 October, 2018 The Premier of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk, today confirmed two more productions are heading to Queensland. Please find media release below. MEDIA RELEASE Premier and Minister for Trade The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk The blockbusters keep on coming for Queensland While visiting the movie set of Dora the Explorer in Brisbane … Continued

October 8, 2018
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Queensland attracts the Foxtel, Sky UK and See-Saw Films’ Television Series – The End

Queensland attracts the Foxtel, Sky UK and See-Saw Films’ Television Series – The End The Academy Award and BAFTA-winning production company See-Saw Films is coming to Queensland to film its next television series The End for Foxtel and Sky UK. Screen Queensland’s Chair Linda Lavarch said the 10-episode high-end drama series will commence filming soon on the Gold … Continued

September 27, 2018
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Nickelodeon acquires The Bureau of Magical Things and new stars are born

Screen Queensland is thrilled to share today’s exciting news for Queensland producer Jonathan Shiff from the Queensland Premier and Minister for Trade, The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk. MEDIA RELEASE Premier and Minister for Trade The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk Nickelodeon acquires The Bureau of Magical Things and new stars are born The live-action, children’s TV series, The Bureau of Magical Things, supported by the … Continued

September 27, 2018
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Screen Queensland announces Screen Culture in focus throughout Queensland

Wednesday 19 Sepember 2018 Screen Queensland announces Screen Culture in focus throughout Queensland Queensland’s diverse and innovative film festivals and events landscape is set for a boost with the announcement of 15 recipients of Screen Culture funding under Round 1 of the program for events occurring between 1 July to 31 December 2018. The Queensland … Continued

September 25, 2018
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‘Defiant’ game developer joins Screen Queensland Board

Screen Queensland is thrilled to share the following media release from the Premier of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk. 7 September 2018 MEDIA RELEASE Premier and Minister for Trade The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk ‘Defiant’ game developer joins Screen Queensland Board The potential for gaming to push Queensland’s screen economy beyond the $1 billion-a-year mark grew today with … Continued

September 25, 2018
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MEDIA RELEASE: Ludo Studio’s Bluey to screen on ABC KIDS and ABC KIDS iview from Oct 1

The animated series Bluey, produced by Brisbane’s multi Emmy® Award-winning Ludo Studio is screening on ABC KIDS from Monday 1 October at 8.00am. The Queensland Government through Screen Queensland proudly supported Bluey with development and production funding. Bluey is about a loveable and inexhaustible six-year-old Australian Blue Heeler dog, and is targeted at a preschool audience and celebrates play. “This is another winning series … Continued

September 4, 2018
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sqhub’s Lamington Games strikes a chord with Asian market

sqhub’s Lamington Games strikes a chord with Asian market sqhub resident and games developer David Kilford of Lamington Games has launched his game Super Drop Landreaching more than 250,000 downloads since June with the majority in China and Japan. Ms Tracey Vieira, CEO of Screen Queensland, said SQ was proud to have supported Super Drop … Continued

August 27, 2018
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PARAMOUNT PLAYERS’ DORA THE EXPLORER FEATURE FILM COMMENCES PRODUCTION IN AUSTRALIA

Screen Queensland is thrilled to share the following media release from Paramount Players announcing the start of production for Dora the Explorer in Queensland proudly supported by the Queensland Government. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  PARAMOUNT PLAYERS’ DORA THE EXPLORER FEATURE FILM COMMENCES PRODUCTION IN AUSTRALIA This First Live-Action Adaptation of the Nickelodeon Franchise Stars Isabela Moner and Eugenio Derbez with Muppets … Continued

August 11, 2018
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New Brisbane animation studio to produce three international feature films

Screen Queensland is thrilled to share the following media release from the Premier of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk. 24 July 2018 MEDIA RELEASE Premier and Minister for Trade The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk New Brisbane animation studio to produce three international feature films Innovative Queensland start-up, Like A Photon Creative (LAPC), is set to develop three animated … Continued

July 24, 2018
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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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Premier welcomes launch schedule for Stan’s Queensland feature ‘The Second’

    MEDIA RELEASE Premier and Minister for Trade The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk 24 May 2018 Premier welcomes launch schedule for Stan’s Queensland feature ‘The Second’ Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has welcomed news that The Second, a Screen Queensland and Stan Original Feature Film, will premiere in cinemas nationwide on July 5 followed by its release … Continued

May 26, 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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