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“In Conversation” breakfast event and feature film workshop – Thursday 3 May 2018 | Brisbane

Invitation reminder for the not-to-be missed “In Conversation” breakfast event (9.30-11am)  and feature film workshop (12.30-3.30pm) – Thursday 3 May 2018 | Brisbane Screen Queensland is thrilled to be teaming up with Dame Changer to present a special industry breakfast and feature film workshop (workshop applications close 5.00pm, Friday 27 April). “In Conversation with Inside Picture’s Beatrice Neumann, SQ’s Tracey Vieira, and moderated … Continued

April 24, 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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The Screen Queensland Talent Development Fund Round 2 OPEN

Round Two Now Open The Screen Queensland (SQ) Talent Development Fund is now open for Round Two.  This Fund offers screenwriters up to $15,000 to further develop their film and series draft screenplays under the guidance of an experienced script editor or creative mentor, and before a producer is attached to the project. Applications close … Continued

March 7, 2018
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SQ industry delegation heading to SXSW 2018

Queensland will be represented at South by Southwest (SXSW) 2018 in Austin Texas from 9 – 18 March with a delegation of five representatives from the local screen and games industry, with the support of Screen Queensland. SXSW is an annual conglomerate of film, interactive media and music festivals and conferences, and showcases the latest in cutting-edge work and … Continued

March 5, 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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Business Essentials II: Advanced Workshop Now Open to Queensland Producers

Business Essentials II Advanced Workshop Now Open to Queensland Producers Applications are now open for Business Essentials II, a full day, advanced workshop to be held in Brisbane on Monday 19 March, presented by Screen Producers Australia (SPA), the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS), and in partnership with Screen Queensland (SQ). SQ will fully subsidise* 30 … Continued

February 26, 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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Deadline extended to apply for SQ Hub creative workspace

The deadline for screen sector companies and individual practitioners to apply for residency in SQ Hub is extended to 25 January at 5pm. SQ Hub, a new shared workspace to open in 2018, has been created with investment from the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland. SQ Hub supports the growth of local screen businesses, and … Continued

January 10, 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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Full day workshop:  Creating and Structuring Character Arcs with Wendall Thomas

Screen Queensland extends an invitation to Queensland’s screenwriting community to attend a free full day workshop:  Creating and Structuring Your Character Arcs with LA-based developer, writer and lecturer Wendall Thomas Celebrated LA-based developer, writer and lecturer Wendall Thomas, who has written and developed projects for companies including Disney, Warner Brothers, Paramount, Universal, Showtime, PBS, A&E and NBC, returns to Brisbane … Continued

November 15, 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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The Perfect Pitch – two day masterclass for factual producers

Applications open today for a two day pitching masterclass for factual producers You’ve created the best idea on earth, but if you can’t describe it and pitch it, it’s going nowhere. This masterclass teaches everything you need to know about pitching from the elevator / speed dating pitch, describing your show in a sentence, a … Continued

October 3, 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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Screen Queensland to support local games practitioners to attend Game Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP) and PAX

Screen Queensland (SQ) will support a delegation of Queensland games developers to attend this year’s Game Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP) and PAX in Melbourne in October 2017. SQ will provide funding to assist up to 10 local games practitioners to attend Australia’s premier game development conference GCAP from 24-25 October 2017 and PAX from 27-29 October 2017. Both are on at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. … Continued

September 4, 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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New Talent Development Fund now open

Screen Queensland’s Talent Development Fund offers writers up to $15,000 to further develop their film and series draft screenplays under the guidance of an experienced script editor or creative mentor. This new fund is an outcome of industry consultation which identified the need for funding scripts at an early stage. Who can apply? Talented bona fide Queensland writers/writing … Continued

September 1, 2017
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SQ presents incubatHER 2017 – a showcase to grow women’s participation in the screen industry

SQ incubatHER 2017 on Thursday 5 October 2017 at QUT Gardens Point, Brisbane “Congratulations to all involved. It was the best screen event I’ve ever attended” – Attendee incubatHER 2016 SQ incubatHER brings together leaders from across the country to share their knowledge and expertise in a move towards a more diverse screen industry. This SQ signature event is about action, outcomes … Continued

August 25, 2017
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Come along to the Business Essentials full-day workshop on 28 September

Screen Producers Australia in partnership with Screen Queensland and AFTRS is presenting the national Business Essentials full day workshop in Brisbane on Thursday 28 September. Business Essentials covers the commercial framework in which producers must operate. The course is designed to provide you with the essential information to start, develop and grow a film and television business. The course will feature special guest speaker Veronica … Continued

August 25, 2017
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SQattach seeks EOIs for Edit Assistant and Post Production Supervisor attachments

Screen Queensland invites Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from early to mid-career screen practitioners through the SQattach program for Edit Assistant and Post Production Supervisor attachments in a long form drama series, creating opportunities for on-the-job skills and career development. The Edit Assistant attachment is a paid position for 13 weeks, from 18 September to  15 December 2017. EOIs close 5pm (AEST, … Continued

August 25, 2017
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SQ support to attend Scripted Summit in LA and co-production: working with NZ

Screen Queensland will support Queensland-based screenwriters and producers looking to extend their networks internationally. Scripted Summit in Los Angeles 7-8 November 2017 Screen Queensland will support three mid-late career Queensland screenwriters to attend the Scripted Summit in Los Angeles from  7-8 November 2017. Scripted Summit is North America’s preeminent conference and market for the business of scripted entertainment. It brings together … Continued

August 22, 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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LEADING SCREEN ORGANISATIONS SIGN DIVERSITY CHARTER

The Screen Diversity and Inclusion Network (SDIN), which includes many of Australia’s leading media organisations as well as screen agencies, has today launched a Charter to promote diversity in the sector. The SDIN is a new network committed to improving the diversity of talent and influences that shape Australian screen content. Members of the SDIN … Continued

August 1, 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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Ludo Studio and Media World Pictures partner for children’s series The Strange Chores

Wednesday 28 June 2017: Dual International Emmy® Award-winning production house Ludo Studio has teamed up with Media World Pictures for The Strange Chores – an animated children’s comedy series created by Ludo Studio for ABC ME, which has secured production investment funding from Screen Australia in association with Film Victoria and Screen Queensland. International distribution … Continued

July 19, 2017
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