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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 Pictures’ Exclusive Panel Event ‘The Changing Landscape of VFX in Our Films’

Industry Invitation > Monday 20 August 2018   Paramount Pictures’ Exclusive Panel Event ‘The Changing Landscape of VFX in Our Films’ Open to all Queensland practitioners to celebrate the start of production of the live-action version of Dora The Explorer, secured to Queensland by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and the Queensland Government. Screen Queensland invites you to … Continued

August 20, 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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AFTRS Distribution, Exhibition and Sales Intensive Workshop

Distribution, Exhibition and Sales Intensive Workshop Wednesday 22 August + Thursday 23 August  9.00am – 5.00pm Screen Queensland Boardroom Suite 1, 30 Florence Street, Teneriffe $53.85 per person (rate subsidised by SQ) This course is supported by sqhub with limited places available, by application only. Registrations close 5.30pm (AEST) Thursday 16 August 2018 Apply for the workshop … Continued

August 6, 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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‘Once in a Lifetime’ opportunity to see what goes on behind-the-scenes on the Netflix series, Tidelands

‘Once in a lifetime’ opportunity to see what goes on behind-the-scenes on the Netflix series, Tidelands. Here’s your chance to observe what goes on behind-the-scenes and spend a day on set on Netflix’s first Australian original TV series, Tidelands, filming now in Brisbane with Hoodlum Entertainment, and supported by the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland … Continued

July 9, 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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SQ / SBS Short Form Content initiative | Applications closing 5.00pm, Monday 16 July 

SQ / SBS Short Form Content initiative Applications closing 5.00pm, Monday 16 July  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 Contentinitiative provides funding for … 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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Apply now to present at the 2018 Asian Animation Summit taking place in Seoul, South Korea

Apply now to present at the 2018 Asian Animation Summit taking place in Seoul, South Korea Applications close, 5.00pm Friday 7 September Screen Queensland in partnership with the Asian Animation Summit (AAS), is calling-out for Queensland projects to be presented at the 2018 AAS taking place from 28 – 30 November in Seoul, South Korea.  The AAS is a unique showcase of new animated children’s series … Continued

June 18, 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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SQ MENTORSHIP APPLICATIONS. CLOSING DATE EXTENSION!

SQ MENTORSHIP APPLICATIONS CLOSING DATE EXTENSION! The closing date for SQ Mentorship applications has been extended by one week and now closes 5.00pm Monday 25 June 2018 Screen Queensland is providing 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 … Continued

June 15, 2018
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Expressions of interest open for sqhub creative workspace

Expressions of interest open for sqhub creative workspace. Applications close midnight, Sunday 1 July 2018. Screen sector companies and individual practitioners are invited to apply for residency in the sqhub, with two new desks now available. You can apply for one or both desks, either as a solo practitioner or a team of two. The … Continued

June 14, 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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The Gold Coast’s Darren Paul Fisher awarded 2018 Greg Coote Scholarship

  MEDIA RELEASE Premier and Minister for Trade The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk Wednesday 6 June 2018 The Gold Coast’s Darren Paul Fisher awarded 2018 Greg Coote Scholarship Queensland-based screenwriter, director and producer Darren Paul Fisher has been named as the 2018 recipient of the annual Greg Coote Scholarship, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced today. Now in … 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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The Queensland Government, through Screen Queensland, investing in Game Developers

The Queensland Government, through Screen Queensland, investing in GAME DEVELOPERS The Queensland Government through Screen Queensland (SQ), is supporting the development of seven (7) Queensland games with an investment of $397,218 via the inaugural SQ Game Development and Marketing Investment initiative. SQ received an overwhelmingly large response from local industry to the first round of the … Continued

June 5, 2018
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Screen Queensland travel support for Queensland-based producers heading to MIFF 37ºSouth Market

Screen Queensland travel support for Queensland-based producers heading to MIFF 37ºSouth Market Screen Queensland is offering travel support to up to three (3) Queensland-based producers registered to attend MIFF 37ºSouth Market taking place from 2 – 5 August 2018. Up to $1,000 per individual producer or $1,500 per producing team is available to help with the cost of flights, accommodation, transport … Continued

June 5, 2018
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Invitation for the Music Rights for Screen Practitioners Workshop

Invitation for the Music Rights for Screen Practitioners Workshop presented by sqhub 1.30pm – 4.30pm Friday 8 June 2018   Screen Queensland Boardroom 1/30 Florence Street | Teneriffe Cost: $20 per person sqhub Community Member pricing $14 (Use Code: sqcommunity) Click Here to RSVP Presented by The Sound Pound’s Managing Director Tyler McLoughlan and Brisbane Composer Ack Kinmonth. … Continued

June 5, 2018
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Queensland crew position applications for Dora the Explorer

Crew position applications for Dora the Explorer All suitably qualified and available Queensland crew are invited to apply for crew positions on the international production Dora the Explorer by emailing their CVs to the production office at the following email address: dorafilmproduction@gmail.com Please note, this email address is for bona fide Queenslanders* only. Please include in the subject line of your … Continued

May 29, 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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“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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