The Screen Producers Australia Council has named senior production manager Aimee Huxley as this year's recipient of Leadership Diversity Mentorship.
Tracey Rigney, Emma Freeman, Tanya Modini, Laura Scrivano, Zoe Pepper, Eve Spence and Amin Palangi are among the directors who will take part in Attagirl, the new lab dedicated to creating production and distribution pathways for feature films by female and non-binary creative teams.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As someone who lives with physical disability, Stephanie Dower never connected with the characters she saw on screen because their portrayals were always negative.