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An Update from Screen Queensland: COVID-19

To our valued partners

We acknowledge it is a difficult time for everyone including our screen industry, in dealing with the impacts of COVID-19. 

It is our goal that the Queensland screen industry and the people who work in it are safe. We want all productions and games development to continue where possible. And for businesses to access the support available to them.

We recommend visiting the Queensland Health website for up-to-date health information and resources to help guide business continuity planning.

The Business Queensland website also has information on the existing state and federal government support available as well as a hotline you can call to speak directly with a consultant on 1300 654 687.

We are here to support you, but of course we must also maintain the health and safety of our team.

From Tuesday 17 March 2020, most Screen Queensland staff will be working from home.

We will retain a skeleton staff in the Teneriffe office and at Screen Queensland Studios.

We’re also suspending events and non-essential business meetings until further notice.

Please continue to contact us via email or telephone. We appreciate your understanding that it may take a little longer to respond, but our goal is to maintain “business as usual” as much as possible.

Changes to our Screen Culture funded festivals and events will be provided via our social media channels so please follow us to stay informed.

The market program is also on hold until travel restrictions are reduced and those with current funding have been contacted regarding their options.

Applications for Games Finance Funding, sqhub and the Creative Hub will remain open and follow the existing published closing dates.

Screen Queensland project managers will also directly liaise with contracted productions, teams and individuals to work through any time-sensitive requirements.

We remain committed to supporting and investing in the local screen sector and are working with the state and federal  governments, national screen agencies and professional associations to chart a way forward, so we are best placed to continue to make Queensland a global leader in the screen industry.

With best wishes

Kylie Munnich

CEO, Screen Queensland