SQ initiatives

Women’s Filmmaker Showcase

Screen Queensland is committed to celebrating and empowering female-identifying talent in the screen industry. We acknowledge that our entire industry community benefits from gender balance and we aim to lead by example. We can all do our part to encourage and uplift a wide range of diverse voices.

As part of this commitment, we are proud to have taken The Panel Pledge - an initiative to give rise to the visibility of female success through increased representation of women at panels, Q&As, conferences, events and more. Download the PDF below to learn more about the pledge.

Download: Gender Balance at every Forum.pdf

Georgia Temple: Queensland Writer/Director

  Grace, who waits alone is an amazing start for up-and-coming writer/director Georgia Temple. She is a filmmaker who embraces change, and has the potential to push change for the future of women in the industry. At the age of 23, Georgia made her first feature Grace, who waits alone, which had its Australian premiere … Continued

Kristen Souvlis: Managing Director, Like A Photon Creative

Graduating with a Bachelor of Creative Industries (Drama) in 2005, Kristen started on her television journey as production coordinator for Network Ten children’s series, Totally Wild. After then spending five years at Jonathan M. Shiff Productions in the producing and development team for shows such as H2O: Just Add Water and Mako Mermaids, Kristen went … Continued

Mandy Lake: QLD Director/Writer/Editor, Flickchicks

Mandy Lake (on left) Ex-photo journalist and investigative journalism tutor, Mandy Lake came home to the glorious world of filmmaking in 2004 when she co-established Flickchicks film production house with producer Margie Brown. Despite being initially quite snake phobic, Mandy directed, wrote and co-edited Snake Boss/Sheila and is now entertaining the idea of getting a … Continued

Nadine Bates: QLD Writer & Producer, Like A Photon Creative

A writer and producer with a passion for crafting stellar children’s content, Nadine was a former teacher with Education Queensland (English and Drama) and started her own independent boutique picture book publishing company, Hootenanny Books. Speaking publically about her passion for children’s digital literacy on numerous industry panels led to Nadine being invited to write … Continued

Veronica Fury: QLD Producer, WildBear Entertainment

Veronica Fury, through her company with Wildbear, is a Queensland based film and television producer (documentary and factual producer).  Factual entertainment is her area of expertise and capturing Queensland’s cultural identity is her specialty. WildBear Entertainment is an integrated factual entertainment company that works across television, theatrical, corporate, educational, and government communications. Veronica Fury is … Continued