[Press Release by Solid Ink Communications]
Film Victoria is sending local script writer, Jane Allen, to the US on a 12 week fellowship with the hit television series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Jane will shadow a script writer as scripts are developed for various episodes of the show’s ninth season. She’ll participate in production meetings, sit in on table readings, observe the production of episodes on-set and watch how the director’s cut, mixing session and casting sessions take place.

This is the second fully-brokered international fellowship opportunity offered by Film Victoria in the last four months. These incredible fellowship deals with CBS Paramount were secured by Film Victoria as part of its strategy to enhance industry writing skills.

Sandra Sdraulig, Film Victoria CEO, elaborated on the fellowship opportunity, “Script development is critical to the entire filmmaking process and it is important that Victorian practitioners continue to strengthen or hone their craft to create evermore innovative, original and quality scripts.”

“We are delighted to see a talented practitioner like Jane embark on what I’m sure will be a very rewarding experience, one which she will be able to share with her fellow practitioners upon her return. This flow-on effect is vital and illustrates the real value of fellowships to the whole industry, not just the individual.”

Jane has more than 10 years script writing experience on award winning local productions such as The Secret Life of Us, Blue Heelers, McLeod’s Daughters, Stingers and Neighbours. This experience is the perfect foundation on which to build new skills and learn about the writing process on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

Film Victoria’s international fellowships are driven by the organisation’s belief that the continued development of high level industry skills are fundamental to the future of the screen industry. Through its professional development programs Film Victoria hopes to continually push the boundaries of opportunity for experience and skills accumulation as a way forward for not just Victoria but the national screen industry.

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