Investment & Support

Queensland is home to skilled screen creatives and crew. In order to sustain and build the talent base of our local screen industry, Screen Queensland supports emerging screen practitioners to develop their practical skills, careers and professional networks, via the SQ Attach program. The SQ Attach program facilitates paid, project-based attachments that provide essential on-the-job experience on supported films, series and games.


Information for attachment applicants

Attachment opportunities are made available by application, for productions supported by Screen Queensland. Available opportunities will be listed below.

Successful applicants are engaged for a minimum of five weeks and are compensated at a minimum of Level 1 MEAA rates.

Please note, in line with the Terms of Trade, full-time students are not eligible.

Attachment callouts do not have a set application submission date, as candidates are assessed as they apply. We encourage interested practitioners to submit their expression of interest as soon as possible.

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SQ is committed to promoting diversity of opportunity in the screen industry as well as the diversity of screen stories. Expressions of interest are strongly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander practitioners as well as practitioners identifying as female/non-binary, LGBTQIA+, living with a disability, regionally based and culturally and linguistically diverse.

Directors Attachment

Upcoming television drama series Black Snow, filming in North Queensland, is seeking emerging practitioners who identify as Australian South Sea Islander to apply for a Directors Attachment. Applications must be able to demonstrate training or previous experience in screen production, as well as an interest in directing.

The applicant must be available for a 5-week placement, commencing in May 2022.


Art Department and Greens Attachment

Upcoming television drama series Black Snow, filming in North Queensland, is seeking emerging practitioners who identify as Australian South Sea Islander to apply for an Art Department and Greens Attachment. Applications must be able to demonstrate previous experience in screen production, or in related professional arts or design practice.  

The applicant must be available for a 5-week placement, commencing in May 2022.


Hair and Makeup Attachment

Upcoming television drama series Black Snow, filming in North Queensland, is seeking emerging practitioners who identify as Australian South Sea Islander to apply for a Hair and Makeup Attachment. Applications must be able to demonstrate training or previous experience in screen, or in other professional hair and makeup practice.

The applicant must be available for a 5-week placement, commencing in May 2022.


Sound Utility Attachment

Want to learn the art of sound? A series filming in Queensland is seeking someone who is keen to listen and absorb. The successful applicant will be trained up to be a sound utility and work with a dynamic team on location and on sound stages. 

Immediate start is required for a 6-week placement.


Costume Administrator Attachment

Learn what it takes to administrate a full costume department on a series filming in Queensland – everything from wrangling the sewers, figuring out build schedules and designing beautiful and sometimes not so beautiful costumes for the cast and background to wear.

Immediate start is required for a 6-week placement.


Accounts Assistant Attachment

A series filming in Queensland is looking for Account Assistants to be trained up in accounting on a production, everything from petty cash handling, reconciling accounts, raising and matching PO’s and lots lots more.

Immediate start is required for a 6-week placement.


Hairdresser/MUA Attachment

Shadow the hair and makeup artists on a series filming in Queensland, to understand what it takes to be a qualified artist in the industry. Early mornings must be your forte – trained hairdressers are welcome to apply!

This Attachment will start in May and is required for a 6-week placement.


Production Office Assistant Attachment

An upcoming feature filming in Far North Queensland is seeking emerging practitioners – living in the Cairns region – to join as a Production Office Assistant Attachment. This role will work in an interactive environment, and learn what it takes to keep the ball rolling in the background. You’re the engine room, the heart of the film and you know everything that is going on.

Immediate start is required for a 6-week placement.


Accounts Assistant Attachments

An upcoming feature filming in Far North Queensland is seeking two emerging practitioners – living in the Cairns region – to join the production as Accounts Assistant Attachments. The candidates will be trained up in accounting on a production, everything from petty cash handling, reconciling accounts, raising and matching PO’s and more.

Immediate start is required for a 6-week placement.


Production Office/On Set PA Attachment

An upcoming feature filming in Far North Queensland is seeking emerging practitioners – living in the Cairns region – to join as a Production Office/On Set PA Attachment. This role will work in an interactive environment in the Production Office and on set with the Assistant Directors.

Immediate start is required for a 6-week placement.


Information for Producers

Finance, Production Attraction Strategy and PDV incentive applications must budget for early to mid-career professional attachment opportunities. Applicants should contact the SQ Content team to identify which attachment roles have the greatest demand and skills shortages.

For the Finance program, attachments should be engaged for a minimum of five (5) weeks and be compensated at a minimum of Level 1 MEAA rates.

  • Projects applying for under $200,000 must budget for at least 1 attachment
  • Projects applying for between $200,000 up to $299,999 must budget for at least 2 attachments
  • Projects applying for $300,000 or more must budget for at least 3 attachments

Attachment candidates cannot be a current or past employee of the production company/producer and practitioners will only be approved for one Screen Queensland attachment opportunity within a 12 month period.

SQ is committed to promoting diversity in the screen industry as well as the diversity of screen stories. Screen Queensland encourages talent from underrepresented backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identity; culturally and linguistically diversity; disability; sexuality and gender identities including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI+); age; and talent from regional and remote Queensland.

Where Screen Queensland is the principal state investor, applicants are also expected to utilise Queensland talent for attachments through Screen Australia’s ‘Inclusive Attachment Scheme.’


Contact SQ

+61 7 3248 0500 or email content@screenqld.com.au

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