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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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Magical new series begins filming in Queensland

Screen Queensland is sharing the below media release from the Queensland Premier and Minister for the Arts The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk about The Bureau of Magical Things which began filming today on the Gold Coast. Magical new series begins filming in Queensland Premier and Minister for the Arts, Annastacia Palaszczuk welcomed the cast and crew of brand new … Continued

July 17, 2017
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New web series captures Torres Strait Islands stories on screen

Two exciting new factual web series from the Torres Strait Islands will be funded as part of Straight out of the Straits, an Australian-first partnership between Screen Queensland, Screen Australia and ABC iView. Dinghy Gurls, directed by Sylvia Tabua and Shanice Tabua, is a four-part factual series while the series Yatha Pathayk: Coming of Age will be directed by Jimi Bani about the cultural journey of 15-year-old … Continued

July 6, 2017
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A new film festival for Brisbane joins statewide screen content

The re-birth of the Brisbane International Film Festival, along with film events throughout the state will take place with funding from Screen Queensland. Screen Culture funding of $1,404,500 will support 23 festivals and events in 2017 and 2018, including a new Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF) in August. This funding will also support the next … Continued

June 30, 2017
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Screen Queensland to support YouTube entrepreneurs – Learn more at an information session on 15 August

Queensland-based content creators looking to grow audiences on YouTube can take their digital businesses to the next level through Screen Queensland’s new $150,000 YouTube Entrepreneur program. The YouTube Entrepreneur program, to open in August, will invite proposals from content creators with targeted strategic plans to expand their YouTube audience and business. The program will invest in strategies to increase or … Continued

June 28, 2017
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S-Town creator Brian Reed in Conversation in Brisbane – 27 July

Screen Queensland, in partnership with the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) and Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) will present Brian Reed in a ticketed talk for Queensland’s screen industry and hosted by ABC Radio Brisbane presenter Rebecca Levingston, announced Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira. “We are extremely excited to … Continued

June 27, 2017
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Updated program guidelines respond to industry priorities

New guidelines for Screen Queensland’s funding programs will be launched on 1 July for the 2017-18 financial year, announced Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira. “Screen Queensland will implement updated guidelines following a comprehensive statewide consultation with the screen industry earlier this year,” Ms Vieira said. “The new guidelines respond to the industry’s request for increased … Continued

June 23, 2017
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Landmark Queensland Original production The Second begins filming – will premiere in cinemas and on STAN in 2018

The first feature film to be developed through a partnership between Stan and Screen Queensland has begun filming this week in south east Queensland, announced Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira. “The Second is a psychological thriller starring Rachael Blake, Susie Porter, Vince Colosimo, Martin Sacks and Susan Prior,” Ms Vieira said. “The Second will film … Continued

June 16, 2017
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New mentorship for outstanding Queensland-based female screen or games practitioner

Screen Queensland (SQ) will provide one outstanding female screen or games practitioner $20,000 to undertake a self-structured mentorship program designed to elevate their professional practice. SQ Mentorship is a three-year program (2017-2019) delivered annually as part of Screen Queensland’s commitment to diversity and achieving gender parity in the screen industry. Applications will be accepted from … Continued

June 16, 2017
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A chance for Queensland-based screenwriters to develop a podcast with Brian Reed

Screen Queensland (SQ) and the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) will support Queensland-based screenwriters to develop original drama/factual podcast series exclusively for audiences listening on global platforms such as iTunes Podcasts. In the first phase of this new initiative, up to five podcast series ideas (maximum total of 15 writers) will be selected for development in an exclusive all-day workshop with … Continued

June 16, 2017
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Queensland snares the first Netflix series to shoot in Australia

Screen Queensland is sharing the below media release from the Queensland Premier and Minister for the Arts The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk about Tidelands, the first-ever Netflix series to film in Australia. Premier and Minister for the Arts The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk Tuesday, 16 May 2017 Queensland secures 80 extra jobs with Australia’s first Netflix series Eighty jobs for Queensland acting … Continued

May 16, 2017
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Online Video Awards 2017 to showcase top online content

Brisbane is set to celebrate Australia’s best digital content at a free event on 18 May following the announcement of the 2017 finalists. Screen Queensland Board Chair Linda Apelt welcomed the awards to Queensland and congratulated the finalists across 14 categories, including drama, comedy, non-fiction, music and animation. “The annual national Online Video Awards (OVAs) … Continued

May 3, 2017
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Three films creep it real when SCREAM! Queensland hits LA

Three Queensland filmmaking teams will develop and produce short horror films as the winning entries in Screen Queensland’s new initiative SCREAM! Queensland. Screen Queensland Board Chair Linda Apelt congratulated the three Brisbane-based teams who will take their work to international audiences as part of Screamfest in Los Angeles. “SCREAM! Queensland has been a screaming success,” … Continued

April 21, 2017
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At Last builds Queensland-Chinese film partnership

Screen Queensland is sharing the below media release from the Queensland Premier and Minister for the Arts The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk about At Last, the latest Australia-China co-production set to film in Queensland. Premier and Minister for the Arts The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk Thursday, April 20, 2017 The Queensland Government has furthered its success in building relationships with the … Continued

April 20, 2017
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Asian Animation Summit is calling for projects

Screen Queensland is partnering with the Asian Animation Summit (AAS) in a call out for projects to be presented at the 2017 AAS, a unique showcase of new children’s series seeking finance and production partners in the Asia-Pacific region. The AAS takes place in Brisbane from 29 November to 1 December. Up to six Australian projects (represented by their creative teams) will … Continued

April 13, 2017
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Great Barrier Reef makes a splash on the big screen

A new giant-screen film about the Great Barrier Reef will be seen on cinemas across the world with support from Screen Queensland, announced CEO Tracey Vieira. “Great Barrier Reef 3D will be an unforgettable underwater adventure to be filmed in Cairns with Screen Queensland investment,” Ms Vieira said. “The documentary will showcase the beauty of … Continued

April 13, 2017
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Brisbane-based screenwriter and director Lucas Taylor named as the 2017 Greg Coote Scholarship recipient

Queensland talent to work with producers FremantleMedia in the UK and Europe Brisbane-based screenwriter and director Lucas Taylor has been named as the 2017 recipient for the annual Greg Coote Scholarship, Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira announced today. “Lucas is an award-winning talent with an extremely promising future,” Ms Vieira said. “He has worked across … Continued

April 12, 2017
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GOMA’s Marvel blockbuster opens in May

Screen Queensland is excited to share the news about this must-see exhibition + film program Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) Director Chris Saines was behind-the-scenes at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) previewing some of the costumes and props to feature in the upcoming exhibition ‘Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe’ from 27 May … Continued

April 11, 2017
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New television series Harrow to film in south east Queensland

A major new television series to be filmed in Brisbane and south east Queensland has been attracted to the state with support from Screen Queensland. Harrow, from award-winning Brisbane-based production house Hoodlum, is a fresh twist in the crime genre with a brilliant forensic pathologist, Doctor Daniel Harrow, solving puzzling cases while harbouring his own … Continued

April 11, 2017
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Screen Queensland congratulates Queensland’s Ludo Studio on International Emmy win

Screen Queensland congratulates Brisbane-based Ludo Studio for taking out the International Emmy® Kids Award in Cannes last night for their production of Doodles (Ludo Studio / ABC3 Australia / Screen Australia / Screen Queensland / Australia).  Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira said the Emmy win in the Kids: Digital category showed the power of Doodles’ international appeal. “This is a well-deserved award for … Continued

April 5, 2017
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Wik vs Queensland recounts impact of groundbreaking case

A new documentary by an Indigenous Queensland-based production company will explore a confronting period in the state’s recent past with support from Screen Queensland. Wik vs Queensland was commissioned by NITV, and supported by Screen Queensland and Screen Australia. Premier and Arts Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk said Wik vs Queensland will engage viewers in a critical part of Australia’s … Continued

March 28, 2017
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Film thriller to showcase Queensland talent

Screen Queensland is drawing on Queensland talent to lay the groundwork for a new feature film, announced Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira. “Queensland Originals: Anthology will engage Queensland writers, directors and producers to develop a dramatic feature film as part of a collaborative initiative,” Ms Vieira said. “In the initial writing phase, we are seeking … Continued

March 22, 2017
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Latest appointments bring global experience to Screen Queensland

Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira has announced four new appointments to join the organisation. “I welcome new staff members Andrea Coyle in the role of Legal and Business Affairs Manager, and Katherine Slattery, Mark Thorley and Andrew Webster, who will each serve as Vice President in the Development and Production team,” Ms Vieira said. “Collectively, … Continued

March 17, 2017
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SCREAM! Queensland a new launchpad for horror filmmakers

Queensland filmmakers across the horror genre can take their work to international audiences with the new initiative SCREAM! Queensland announced today by Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira. “Screen Queensland is partnering with Screamfest in Los Angeles to offer three Queensland filmmaking teams a chance to develop and produce a short horror film of 8-10 minutes with funding … Continued

March 8, 2017
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Torres Strait Islands screen initiative opens

Stories from the Torres Strait Islands will be brought to life on screen in a landmark initiative launched today. Straight out of the Straits is an Australian-first partnership between Screen Queensland, Screen Australia and ABC iView, and provides opportunities for early-career writers, directors and producers to create authentic, character-driven Torres Strait Island stories for the screen. … Continued

February 24, 2017
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Netflix’s Daredevil showrunner Marco Ramirez heads to Queensland

Local writers, directors and producers will develop their concepts for a successful screen series under the guidance of international talent Marco Ramirez, prize-winning screenwriter, producer, playwright and showrunner for Daredevil (Netflix). Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira will welcome Marco to Queensland for the three-day story workshop (26-28 April), as part of Queensland Originals: First Concepts with AFTRS. “We are … Continued

February 20, 2017
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YouTube to feature new Queensland pop culture fashion series

A new YouTube series featuring pop culture fashion with a twist will be produced in Queensland with support from Screen Queensland in partnership with YouTube. Popular Brisbane-based fashion Vlogger Katie Orlowski will host the new series, Pop Culture Inspired Fashion, to be produced for her popular YouTube channel by Producer Adam Fowler and Executive Producer Steven Geddes (Light … Continued

February 17, 2017
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Grace Beside Me: Queensland-created television series an Australian first

A Queensland-created children’s series will make television history when it is aired on three different networks. Grace Beside Me, an adaptation of a novel of the same name by Queensland-based Aboriginal writer Sue McPherson will be delivered by a creative team dominated by Indigenous talent. The series will premiere on NITV, followed by a broadcast … Continued

February 16, 2017
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Queensland welcomes back animation summit in 2017

Brisbane will once again serve as an international screen hub for a gathering of animation producers, distributors and broadcasters when the Asian Animation Summit (AAS) returns to Queensland in 2017 for its second consecutive year. Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira said the Summit, to be held from 29 November to 1 December, would attract attendees … Continued

February 13, 2017
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Help shape the future of Queensland’s screen industry

SQ Screen Industry Survey Screen Queensland (SQ) invites you to help shape the future of our screen industry. All you have to do – for now – is fill out this short survey. Your feedback and suggestions will help to shape SQ’s investment in projects and people in the 2017-18 financial year and beyond. To … Continued

February 13, 2017
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Apply now for SQ’s 2017-18 Screen Culture Funding Program

Applications for Round 1 of Screen Queensland’s 2017-18 Screen Culture Funding Program are now open. The deadline for submissions is 5pm (AEST) Friday 17 March 2017.   Screen Queensland is committed to building a dynamic and vibrant screen culture in Queensland and celebrating the art of filmmaking. The Screen Culture program supports local screen events and festivals … Continued

January 31, 2017
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Screen Queensland Annual Review 2015-16 highlights

We are sharing the below media release from the Queensland Premier and Minister for the Arts The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk about Screen Queensland’s Annual Review for 2015-16 which highlights the many successes from last financial year. MEDIA RELEASE Premier and Minister for the Arts The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk [FRIDAY 27 JANUARY 2017] Queensland’s successful track-record as Australia’s screen … Continued

January 30, 2017
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Tracey Vieira reappointed for another three-year term at Screen Queensland

MEDIA RELEASE [25 January 2017] The Board of Screen Queensland announced today the reappointment of Screen Queensland’s Chief Executive Officer, Tracey Vieira, whose contract has been renewed for another three-year term until February 2020. Announcing the reappointment today, Screen Queensland Chair Linda Apelt said Ms Vieira has made a significant contribution to the Queensland screen … Continued

January 30, 2017
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SQ kicks off SQAttach for 2017

Screen Queensland kicks off SQAttach for 2017 creating opportunities for on-the-job skills and career development. The call-out for expressions of interest from early to mid-career practitioners opens Friday 20 January 2017 and closes 5.00pm (AEST, QLD time), Friday 10 March 2017 SQAttach is a Screen Queensland (SQ) program designed to create on-the-job skills and career development for Queensland based screen professionals.  It requires a commitment for … Continued

January 19, 2017
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NITV commissions first-ever scripted live-action children’s series Grace Beside Me

Screen Queensland (SQ) is thrilled to share NITV’s announcement of its first ever commission of a scripted live-action series, Grace Beside Me, with production investment from SQ and adapted from the award-winning novel by Queensland’s Sue McPherson with Queensland producer Dena Curtis also on board. In an Australian first, the series consisting of 13 x 26 minute … Continued

January 17, 2017
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