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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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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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