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.
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.
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.
Producer, writer, and editor Stephanie Dower is Screen Producers Australia (SPA)'s Leadership Diversity Mentorship participant for 2023.
As someone who lives with physical disability, Stephanie Dower never connected with the characters she saw on screen because their portrayals were always negative.
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.
The Screen Producers Australia Council has named senior production manager Aimee Huxley as this year's recipient of Leadership Diversity Mentorship.