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Media alert: Official launch of SQ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategy 2016-19 Monday 22 August | 4.00 – 5.00pm | Cairns

SCREEN QUEENSLAND (SQ) is launching its first Screen Queensland (SQ) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategy 2016-19 set to deliver a range of funding initiatives benefiting local Indigenous practitioners.

The three-year plan will connect Queensland’s Indigenous screen practitioners to a global audience via mainstream media as well as innovative screen platforms.

The launch is taking place in Cairns to coincide with the shooting of documentary series, Blue Water Empire, commissioned by the ABC that explores the history of the Torres Strait Islands.  Blue Water Empire is produced by Bunya Productions and Lone Star Company headed by local producer / writer Aaron Fa’Aoso and Jimi Bani.

When: Monday 22 August 2016


Cairns Western Arterial Road, Caravonica, QLD 4878

Times: 4.00 – 5.00pm Official proceedings

Including addresses by SQ EVP Development & Production, Jo Dillon, and local screen practitioner Aaron Fa’Aoso from Lone Star Company.  Cultural entertainment with the Tjapukai Dancers and Torres Strait Dancers.

5.00pm Photo call.  Opportunity for media photos.

Interviews: SQ EVP Development & Production Jo Dillon, will be available for face-to-face interviews at the official launch and SQ CEO Tracey Vieira available for phone interviews.

Please email asamut@screenqld.com.au or call 07 3248 0500 for all interview requests.

RSVP: To register your attendance, please email the below address with your full name, media outlet and contact number.