Five filmmakers selected for inaugural Hollywood Talent Development Lab

Amelia Carew-ReidSydney

Five mid-career and established NSW screenwriters and directors have been selected to participate in the debut Charlie’s Talent Escalator Lab, a new opportunity for professional screen development taking place in two stages, through a partnership between Screen NSW and Australians in Film (AiF), with support from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The lab is designed to support local screen talent … Read More

Australian Screen Production Industry COVID-Safe Guidelines

Amelia Carew-ReidSydney

The Australian screen production industry has released COVID-Safe Guidelines to help get the industry back to work. The Guidelines have been developed by the Australian Screen Sector Task Force, comprising the Australian Film Television & Radio School (AFTRS), Screen Australia, the Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), Screen Producers Australia (SPA), State Agencies, Guilds, ABC, SBS, Ausfilm and major production … Read More

The Inclusive Filmmaking Toolkit! The resource to guide the screen sector to become more inclusive and disability-confident

Amelia Carew-ReidSydney

Bus Stop Films are changing the narrative of filmmaking with The Inclusive Filmmaking Toolkit, developed in partnership with Taste Creative. Aimed at filmmakers of all abilities and budgets, the Toolkit addresses the idea that ‘we cannot be what we cannot see’ and redresses the inequality in representation of people with disability on our screens. Screen NSW spoke with Bust Stop Films’ … Read More

Congratulations! for Awavena’s Emmy® Awards nomination

Amelia Carew-ReidSydney

Awavena by Director and artist Lynette Wallworth and producer Nicole Newnham, made in collaboration with the Amazonian Yawanawa people, has been nominated in the Outstanding New Approaches to Documentary category at the News and Documentary Emmy® Awards. Awavena, which premiered at Sundance and was presented in competition at the Venice Film Festival, is a stunning tale of metamorphosis and the … Read More

Two major Marvel features to film in Sydney

Amelia Carew-ReidSydney

Sydney has attracted two blockbuster Marvel films to shoot in its world-class Fox Studios, Thor: Love & Fury and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings to film in Sydney.

Sydney Film Festival secures $5 million in funding

Amelia Carew-ReidSydney

In June the 2019 Sydney Film Festival, Australia’s largest film festival, received $5 million from the NSW Government. Since 2009 the Festival has grown in attendance by over 80 per cent to become one of the leading international film festivals.

Sydney launches 10% PDV incentive

Amelia Carew-ReidSydney

From 1 October 2019, Sydney through Screen NSW will offer a 10 per cent incentive for post, digital and visual effects (PDV) that can be combined with Australia’s Federal Incentives. The Rebate is administered by Screen NSW, within the State’s arts, screen and culture agency, Create NSW. Check Screen NSW for the eligibility, the guidelines and the online application. Post, Digital … Read More

Star Wars comes to Sydney as ILM commits to a permanent studio

Amelia Carew-ReidSydney

The Disney-owned visual effects company Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) will establish a studio in Sydney, Australia, creating 500 new jobs, with a $12 million training program to be developed with ILM to build specialised PDV skills for local workers.