Charlie’s Co-Working Hub, Los Angeles

ROLLING INITIATIVE — applications accepted at any time.

In partnership with Australians In Film (AiF), Screen Queensland offers local industry practitioners the opportunity to secure full access to the Charlie’s co-working hub in Los Angeles. Charlie’s is based out of the historic Writer’s Building on The Lot at Formosa and gives Queenslanders the opportunity to network, brainstorm, connect and collaborate with other residents who are creatives from around the world.

Charlie’s provides an intersection point for Australian screen practitioners and the wider international screen industry, creating a softer landing for Australians when they arrive in Los Angeles. The space is also used as a base to meet with Hollywood executives and open doors for further career opportunities.



To be eligible, applicants must: 

  • be a bona fide Queensland resident, having resided in Queensland for at least the previous six months
  • meet Screen Queensland general eligibility requirements as set out in the Terms of Trade.  

Screen Queensland encourages applications from diverse screen practitioners identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, culturally and linguistically diverse, female, LGBTQIA+, person living with disability, regional or remotely based and lower socio-economic status.


Each successful candidate will receive a hot desk space, as well as support from Screen Queensland and Australians in Film. The space is equipped with writing desks, a writers’ room with whiteboards and screens, TV and Wi-Fi.

Residents will network with other occupants of the Writer’s Building and hold pre-organised industry meetings using personal networks with support and guidance available from Australians in Film to open further opportunities for career advancement in the international marketplace.

Find out more about working at Charlie’s is like here.


Please complete the online application form via Screen Queensland’s SmartyGrants portal.

If you do not have access to the internet or need assistance to complete the application form, please contact Screen Queensland.

Applications must be submitted at least three weeks from intended arrival in Los Angeles to allow time for review.


Applications will be assessed by Screen Queensland and Australians In Film representatives, based on the applicant’s responses to the questions in the online application form and eligibility.


In Limbo came to fruition during Lucas Taylor’s time as part of the Charlie’s Lab cohort in 2019 where he met with future director of the series, Australian Trent O’Donnell (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl, The Good Place, Hacks). This meeting kick-started the series with the pair bringing the story back to Australian shores where it was filmed in Brisbane with local cast and crew. Screen Queensland proudly supported In Limbo from its earliest stages through our Development Fund and through to production through our Screen Finance program. The series is now available to stream on ABC iview.


Sandra Sciberras – Charlie’s Resident 2023
Ryan Van Dijk – Charlie’s Lab 2019
Lucas Taylor – Charlie’s Lab 2019
Loani Arman – Charlie’s Lab 2019
Martha Goddard – Charlie’s Lab 2019
Josephine Mackerras – Charlie’s Lab 2019