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Development + Production Funding Applications – An Introduction for Screen Practitioners (Cairns)

Following the recent SQ Roadshow 2015, Dan Lake (Director of Production Investment) and Christopher Sharp (Director of Development) will be in Cairns on Monday 15 June to meet with industry and discuss the fundamentals of Screen Queensland funding and investment applications.

The format of the day will be a general group session followed by one-on-one meetings between 10.00am and 3.00pm.

During the group session our SQ team will discuss:

• When to apply to Screen Queensland

• What is required to apply

• The application and assessment process

• How Screen Queensland assesses applications


Date: Monday 15 June 2015

Location: Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, 137 The Esplanade, Cairns QLD 4870


7.30am – 9.30am

7.30am: Arrival with tea/coffee, croissants and fruit

8.00am – 9.00am: Presentation session

9.00am – 9.30am: Q&A

Cost: Free of charge

RSVP: Please register your details via the Eventbrite page

RSVPs close COB Thursday 11 June 2015.


Dan and Christopher will also be available by appointment for one-on-one meetings following the presentation, between 10.00am – 3.00pm, at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns.

These one-on-one sessions will be an opportunity for filmmakers to discuss their projects, specific funding opportunities that may be available to them and what would be required for an application. Filmmakers are also welcome to make an appointment for a general discussion about their slate of projects.

One-on-one meeting requests:

To request an appointment with Dan Lake – Director of Production Investment, please email production@screenqld.com.au or phone 07 3248 0500.

To request an appointment with Christopher Sharp – Director of Development, please email development@screenqld.com.au or phone 07 3248 0500.

Please note, you will be asked to supply some information about your projects upon request for a one-on-one meeting.

For more information on SQ’s Development and Production funding, please visit the Screen Queensland website. Should you have any questions about the SQ Funding Applications session, please contact: screenqld@screenqld.com.au
P) 07 3248 0500

Screen Queensland team bios

Dan Lake, Screen Queensland – Director of Production Investment

Dan Lake, Screen Queensland’s Director of Production Investment has more than ten years’ experience in the development, financing and production of film, television and factual projects.

Previously Dan worked extensively at Brisbane-based Freshwater Pictures and on multiple TV productions including, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Real Housewives of Melbourne and Prank Patrol. His feature credits include comedy Subdivision, feature doco The Burning Season and the soon to be released Early Winter.

Christopher Sharp, Screen Queensland – Director of Development

Christopher Sharp, Screen Queensland’s Director of Development, has previously worked as a Development Executive at Screen Australia.

Having begun his career as an actor’s agent and producer in Sydney, Christopher underwent a professional placement for New York based sales company, FilmNation and was a Development Executive for Material Entertainment in London