Screen Australia has selected nine participants from Australia and three from New Zealand for its Access Coordinator Training program, designed to provide additional support for the emerging below-the-line crew position on film and television productions.
A documentary series centred on young athletes and a dramedy about two single mums living in the remote Northern Territory are among the seven online projects to receive more than $1 million from Screen Australia.
Digital strategist Rita Arrigo and Google Australia's head of research Grace Chung are among an early line-up of speakers for Screen Forever 37, which will feature a deep dive into digital disruption and explore how creatives can leverage future technologies.
Producer, writer, and editor Stephanie Dower is Screen Producers Australia (SPA)'s Leadership Diversity Mentorship participant for 2023.
Included in the slate are documentary series 'Facing the Numbers', exploring testimonies of First Nations people; the third instalment in Luke Eve's 'Cancelled' web series; and comedy series 'Plausible Deniability' by Iain Crittenden.
Susan Moylan-Coombs will chair Screen Queensland's inaugural Equity and Diversity Taskforce, designed to develop three-year diversity plan for film, series and games in the state.
Director Tanya Modini's 'Seeing Scout' has won a $25,000 grant thanks to advocacy organisation For Film's Sake and Sydney Film Festival.