2021 Call for UNESCO Creative Cities now open!

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Created in 2004, the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) fosters international cooperation within and across cities of the world that have invested in culture and creativity as an accelerator of various aspects of sustainable development. Together with its 246 member cities from over 80 Member States, the UCCN aims to fulfil the power of culture and creativity in building cities … Read More

Netflix’s God’s Favorite Idiot to film in NSW

Amelia Carew-ReidSydney

Netflix comedy God’s Favorite Idiot is coming to NSW. Produced by Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy, God’s Favorite Idiot is a workplace comedy about a mid-level Tech support employee Clark Thompson (Falcone) who finds love with co-worker Amily Luck (McCarthy) at exactly the same time he becomes the unwitting messenger of God. The series will be filmed in NSW with production expected to employ … Read More

It’s showtime for NSW screen industry with $175 million investment for Made in NSW

Amelia Carew-ReidSydney

Behind the scenes: On the set of the garden and grounds for Columbia Pictures’ PETER RABBIT. Courtesy Animal Logic.

“NSW really is the place for every story, and we are open for business.”  The NSW Government has announced $175 million investment for screen production through the Made in NSW fund, which will support high-end screen productions in NSW, creating jobs, and significantly contributing to the State’s economy.Home to world-class crews and production facilities, extraordinary talent, and unique scenery across … Read More

Screen NSW COVID-19 Impact Survey Results

Amelia Carew-ReidSydney

State Theatre, Sydney Film Festival 2019 Opening Night. Courtesy the Festival.

In April 2020 Screen NSW launched a Screen Impact Survey to learn about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on screen industry workplaces and practitioners. The results provide Screen NSW with valuable information on how the recent global events impacted the industry and its ability to do business. View the one-page snapshot Read the full report Key findings 91% of … Read More

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!

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.