Screen Australia has selected 14 recipients to undergo placements at 12 host companies as part of the next phase of its BTL: Next Step initiative.
Screen Australia has taken the next steps with its below-the-line training initiatives, unveiling the recipients and host companies for BTL Next Step, the Production Crew Skills Training Fund, and the Transferable Skills and Returning Crew Training Fund, while also announcing $1.7 million of industry development funding across the programs.
Former Screenworks CEO Ken Crouch may have only started at Screen Australia in February, but he has already undergone a title change.
Screen Australia has unveiled three new initiatives aimed at boosting below-the-line capacity, including support for mid-career practitioners, work-based learning opportunities, and training for people from adjacent industries or returning to screen after a career break.
Screen Australia will distribute $1 million of funding among the state screen agencies to support training and skills development programs, including placements for below-the-line roles.
Executives from Paramount, Amazon and the ABC will share their commissioning priorities at Screenworks Regional to Global Screen Forum later this month, alongside those previously announced from Stan, Netflix and SBS.
Two creatives from NSW and one from North Queensland have been selected to take part in Screenworks' Regional Crew Development Program.
Feature film 'The Drovers Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson', upcoming series 'First Weapons', and SBS Digital Original 'Latecomers' are among the titles that will be unpacked as part of this year's Screenworks Regional to Global Screen Forum.