Screen NSW has selected three teams for its Short to Feature Fast-Track initiative, and separately, has named writer and director Jon Bell the recipient of the inaugural First Nations Screen Scholarship.
The NSW Government has launched a $400,000 initiative, Crew Connects, to fund the placement of emerging and mid-career practitioners in production, post-production, VFX and animation businesses.
Emerging to mid-level NSW creatives have a new avenue to develop their feature film ideas after Screen NSW launched the Short Film to Feature Fast Track initiative.
An exploration of neurodiversity, a comedy-drama about a vision-impaired woman who strikes up an unlikely friendship in remote NSW, and a drama highlighting the complexities of being a hard-of-hearing teenage girl make up the projects to be produced via this year's Screenability Filmmakers Fund.
SXSW Sydney unveiled a first look at its conference and music festival line-up at a press conference yesterday, and announced the event will have a "walkable footprint" around the CBD and Tech Central district of Haymarket, Darling Harbour, Ultimo and Chippendale.
New South Wales may house the most production of any state in Australia but the lines of communication are still well and truly open between the industry and the state's screen agency, according to Screen NSW head Kyas Hepworth.