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Placement: Assistant – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Program

This placement provides an early-career Queensland Indigenous screen industry professional with an opportunity to support Screen Queensland’s (SQ) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Program and its work within the broader Queensland screen industry for a period of six months. This is an identified position. It is a genuine occupational requirement that this position is filled … Continued

November 8, 2019
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Win a double pass to Charlie’s Angels

SQ is giving you the chance to win one of 5 double passes to Charlie’s Angels, in cinemas November 14. Director Elizabeth Banks takes the helm as the next generation of fearless Charlie’s Angels take flight. In Banks’ bold vision, Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska are working for the mysterious Charles Townsend, whose security and … Continued

November 8, 2019
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Attachment call out – Big Weather

Produced by DMA Creative, Big Weather (and how to survive it) is a thought-provoking and entertaining three-part series for ABC exploring the devastating effects of Australia’s extreme weather and aiming to empower communities, families and individuals to prepare, survive and recover from them.  The project will commence filming in Queensland shortly and is providing three attachments … Continued

November 8, 2019
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Emerging Queensland creatives empowered to lift their game

Eight emerging Queensland female and non-binary games practitioners have graduated from the intensive six month mentorship program, “The Working Lunch” in an intimate event held during Melbourne International Games Week. The graduation was an evening of celebration and reflection that brought together all the Working Lunch participants from across all the chapters in Brisbane, Sydney, … Continued

November 7, 2019
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December SQ Coffee Morning – 5 DEC 19

Join us for our final Coffee Networking event for 2019! When: Thursday, 5 December 2019 – 9.30amWhere: Colab 4010, 19 Pedder Street, Albion QLD 4010Duration: 60 minParking is available at the BUPA National Cricket Centre, 20 Greg Chappell St, Albion QLD 4010 at a cost of $4 per carLight refreshments will be served – RSVP’s … Continued

November 6, 2019
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A peculiar man’s search for love: Talking THIS IS DESMONDO RAY!

It started life as a 3 minute short uploaded to Vimeo by director Steve Baker. Within 24 hours, The Video Dating Tape of Desmondo Ray, Aged 33 & ¾ was Staff Picked by Vimeo, turning into a viral hit and having its festival premiere at SXSW and scoring an AACTA nomination. After the online success, … Continued

November 5, 2019
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APSA – Expressions of interest

Expressions of interest are now open for Queensland practitioners to take up SQ supported places at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) Asia Pacific Screen Forum. Apply now for a Silver Pass which will provide you access to all ticketed events as well as three industry roundtables presented in partnership with SQ. DetailsWhat: Asia Pacific … Continued

October 23, 2019
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Five Regional Directors/Writers Selected for Feature Film Development with Nash Edgerton

Five regional director/writers have been selected by Screenworks, Jungle Entertainment and Midwinter Films to develop the sci-fi comedy feature film Croak. Led by internationally acclaimed director Nash Edgerton (Mr Inbetween) along with Christiaan and Connor Van Vuuren (Soul Mates, Monkey), the Development Lab provides early career director/writers with an opportunity to develop their practice. Held … Continued

October 22, 2019
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Melbourne Games Week: GCAP & PAX Wrap-up

Each year, the Australian and international games industry, together with game enthusiasts, converge at the Melbourne Convention Centre for the Asia Pacific’s largest digital games celebration.

October 22, 2019
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Nice Shorts commences filming in Qld with Qld talent

Nice Shorts, the latest sketch comedy series from Jazz Twemlow (The Roast, Tonightly) and Nick Boshier (Bondi Hipsters, Beached Az, Soul Mates) will commence filming in Brisbane with Queensland-based crew on Monday, 21 October 2019. SQ invested in four episodes of the 16-part online show to be shot across Brisbane next week, utilising Queensland talent … Continued

October 18, 2019
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5 Queenslanders headed to AIMC

The Australian International Movie Conversation (AIMC) attracts record numbers of delegates from Australia, New Zealand, Asia, the United States and Europe and offers screen industry practitioners the opportunity to network with Australian and international distributors. This year SQ had five AIMC passes on offer for writers, producers and directors looking to attend to promote their … Continued

October 17, 2019
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SQ’s Proof of Concept projects announced

Three Queensland teams will demonstrate their ability to deliver screen content through new pathways thanks to Screen Queensland’s Proof of Concept initiative. The only initiative of its kind in Australia, Proof of Concept will invest in four unique projects which pioneer new development processes and use different means of building market and audience interest. Brisbane-based … Continued

October 16, 2019
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SQ’s new CEO: Kylie Munnich

Fresh from Seven Studios in Sydney, Kylie Munnich will return to her home state to head SQ. Kylie has extensive experience from across various elements of the screen sector including serving as the Director of Drama & Comedy at Sky Vision, and Senior Vice President UK, Ireland & Africa at Sony Pictures Television International and … Continued

October 11, 2019
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World Premiere of The Wishmas Tree

The Wishmas Tree, the first feature film on slate deal for Universal Content Group and Brisbane studio Like A Photon Creative to premiere Saturday, October 5 at the Brisbane International Film Festival Brisbane International Film Festival will hold the world premiere of the much-anticipated children’s animated film The Wishmas Tree this Saturday October 5. The film produced … Continued

October 4, 2019
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Queenslanders at Melbourne International Games Week

This week a delegation of game developers supported by SQ’s MARKET program will head to Melbourne International Games Week. The group of seven screen industry practitioners are taking a range of projects in various stages of development to promote at both GCAP and PAX in Melbourne 5 – 13 October. The SQ supported game developers … Continued

September 30, 2019
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Slim & I is pure Joy for Queensland production company

The life and career of Joy McKean OAM, Australia’s First Lady of country music and wife of Aussie icon Slim Dusty, will be showcased on screen in the upcoming feature documentary, Slim & I. From Gold Coast-based production company Pictures in Paradise, the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland will be providing financial investment support to … Continued

September 20, 2019
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EVENT: SQ R.I.D.E.

QUEENSLAND: Film and TV expert panels, discussion and networking! Screen Queensland in association with Brisbane International Film Festival presents R.I.D.E.:A day focused on diversity in the screen sector. This Thursday 10 Oct – Ticket sales close tomorrow 3pm! Program online.

September 19, 2019
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Media release: Australia’s premier screen conference returns to the Gold Coast

SQ is proud to share this media release from Premier and Minister for Trade The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk. Australia’s premier event for screen industry professionals, SCREEN FOREVER, will return to the Gold Coast in November 2020, with the Queensland Government and City of Gold Coast securing a deal to host the conference for the next … Continued

September 19, 2019
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Q&A with UCLA’s Wendall Thomas

Screen Queensland is proud to be hosting a three-day screenwriting lecture series by UCLA Graduate Film School lecturer Wendall Thomas, 17 – 19 September at BEMAC. Wendall Thomas teaches in the Graduate Film School at UCLA and has worked as an entertainment reporter, script consultant, and film and television writer for companies including Disney, Warner … Continued

September 6, 2019
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Dora and The Lost City of Gold hits cinemas!

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for since March 2018 when Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced Paramount was coming to Queensland to Film their live-action Dora movie. Dora and the Lost City of Gold, which has already won hearts in the US opens Australia wide on September 19, following the Australian launch on the Gold … Continued

September 6, 2019
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Content: World’s first scripted vertical video drama now available!

Ludo Studio’s new comedy-drama series Content landed on ABC this week, making a splash across the social media world, with scenes from the first episode “Flipgirl” going viral as fake news, in a perfect twist of life imitating art. The made-for-mobile show is the first scripted drama to utilise the vertical video format which has … Continued

September 5, 2019
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Live Q&A with Cinematographer Ben Nott

Catch multi-award-winning Cinematographer Ben Nott ACS, off the back of At Last for an SQ Facebook Live Q and A on Thursday, 12 September – 12.30pm. This is a fantastic opportunity for emerging and established screen industry practitioners to pick the brains of one of Australia’s finest cinematographers LIVE on Facebook – so make sure you log … Continued

September 4, 2019
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Jo Dillon ‘Yarns Up’ with storytellers in the Torres Strait Islands

Our Acting CEO, Jo Dillon, recently travelled to the real-life ‘set’ of Blue Water Empire – the dramatized documentary TV series that showcases the history of the Torres Strait Islands, which received investment from SQ. Jo was part of a small group of corporate executives and education leaders who visited Murray Island (Mer), Friday Island … Continued

September 2, 2019
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UCLA’s Wendall Thomas: Lecture Series September 2019

UCLA lecturer, Wendall Thomas is back in Brisbane this September offering three days of intensive lectures for Screen practitioners.  When: 17 – 19 September 19 Where: BEMAC (Brisbane Multicultural Arts Centre), 102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point, QLD 4169 Pricing: 1 Day ticket – $38.01 | 3 Day ticket – $106.59 About Wendall Wendall Thomas teaches in … Continued

September 1, 2019
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Brilliant Careers Leadership Forum 2019

Applications are now closed The Natalie Miller Fellowship (NMF) and Film Victoria are proud to announce the launch of the Brilliant Careers Leadership Forum 2019. A forum that will address the gender imbalance in decision-making roles in the industry and support the emergence of the next generation of female leaders. SQ would like to invite … Continued

August 2, 2019
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Charlie’s Screen Qld Writers Lab 2019

Applications are now closed Mid-late career Queensland based screenwriters are invited to apply for up to five places in an exclusive five-day writers lab development workshop taking place in Los Angeles known as Charlie’s Screen Qld Writers Lab Applications close 5pm, Fri 30 August. When: 28 Oct – 1 Nov Where: AiF’s premises at “Charlie’s” … Continued

July 29, 2019
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Apply now – Screen Culture funding program Round 2

Are you seeking funding for a film festival, screening, conference or other public or industry film event? Applications are now closed Applications are now open for Screen Culture funding for events occurring between 31 December 2019 to 30 June 2020. The Screen Culture Funding Program aims to increase access to screen content in Queensland, support … Continued

July 16, 2019
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