Issue 087
1 November 2013
 Screen NSW eNewsletter
 screen nswBREAKING NEWS
1 Nov 13 | Latest NSW government screen production investment attracts stars and jobs

Seven new film and TV productions, including the film, Strangerland, co-starring actors Nicole Kidman, Guy Pearce and Hugo Weaving, will be made in NSW with support from the NSW Government, Minister for the Arts, George Souris, has announced.

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25 Oct 13 | NSW number one for Australian drama production

NSW has once again been confirmed as Australia’s pre-eminent State for film and television production, with 57 per cent of all Australian drama production in 2012-13 taking place in NSW, Minister for the Arts, George Souris, has announced.

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Image: On set of The Outlaw
10 Oct 13 | $1.4M for Screen Industry and Audience Development

The NSW Government will invest more than $1.4 million over three years into developing NSW’s screen industry through film festivals, professional development programs, conferences and events across the state. Screen NSW CEO, Maureen Barron, said the funding would be provided through Screen NSW’s Industry Development Fund and Audience Development Fund.
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10 Oct 13 | NSW Government launches the Screen NSW Film Scout iPhone app

The new Screen NSW Film Scout iPhone app has been launched and is now available in the App Store.

An invaluable tool for location managers and local and international film producers, the app literally puts into the palm of your hand a searchable database of NSW filming locations, including more than 40,000 photographs, plus additional helpful information such as film contacts and directory, local government contacts and location authorities, plus NSW’s film friendly Local Government Filming Protocol.
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29 Oct 13 | Producer Extension Placement Program expressions of interest

Each year the Producer Extension Placement Program will provide two emerging producers with paid training in project development and production finance. The successful applicants will spend time in Screen NSW's Development and Production Unit, as well as being supported to attend key industry events. Each attachment will be engaged for 4 days a week over a six-month period.
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29 Oct 13 | UNESCO Creative Cities Network welcomes new members

UNESCO named Sydney as City of Film in 2010 as part of its Creative Cities Network. The Director-General of UNESCO has recently designated the following new members of this network:

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20 Oct 13 | ICE seeks Venue and Reception Coordinator

Work in one of Australia’s most dynamic arts and cultural organisations based in the heart of Parramatta’s arts and cultural precinct. Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE) is currently recruiting for a Venue and Reception Coordinator.

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01 Nov 13 | ABC seeks Indigenous Graduate Accountant

Do you want a finance career within the broadcasting industry? 

ABC's Financial Control section invites applications for a new Indigenous Graduate Accountant position at their Head Office in Ultimo. The successful applicant will receive on-the-job training and mentoring from experienced professionals in all aspects of Management Accounting. 
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14 Nov 13 | Corroboree Sydney

Sydney will host Corroboree Sydney, a national festival for all Australians that celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture in the heart of Sydney. Corroboree Cinema which is part of Corroboree Sydney is proudly supported by Screen NSW.

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14 Oct 13 | Miss Nikki & the Tiger Girls to open open Margaret Mead Film Festival

Screen NSW funded Miss Nikki & the Tiger Girls will open the prestigious Margaret Mead Film Festival at the Museum of Natural History in New York City on October 17th 2013. This puts the film in contention for the coveted Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award.

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22 Oct 13 | Satellite Boy wins at imagineNATIVE

Screen NSW congratulates the team of feature film Satellite Boy which won Best Narrative Feature at the imagineNATIVE film and media arts festival.

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20 Oct 13 | Jacquelin Perske receives 2013 Foxtel Fellowship Award

Screen NSW congratulates NSW based writer Jacquelin Perske on receiving the 2013 Foxtel Fellowship at the 46th annual AWGIE Awards held in Melbourne in October.

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17 Oct 13 | Animal Logic named Premier's NSW Exporter of the Year 2013

NSW-based visual effects and animation studio Animal Logic is the 2013 Premier’s NSW Exporter of the Year.

NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Stoner congratulated the studio at a ceremony hosted by the Export Council of Australia in Sydney.
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01 Nov 13 | AFTRS presents Gillian Armstrong in conversation

The final edition of Friday on My Mind, AFTRS' hour-long-free-talk with a leading screen arts practitioner wraps for the year on November 1 with Gillian Armstrong.

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02 Nov 13 | Wit Large comedy writing workshops with Tim Ferguson

Wit Large presents a series of narrative comedy writing workshops with Tim Ferguson and is offering a promotional discount to Screen NSW enews subscribers.

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06 Nov 13 | Australian Directors Guild National Conference

The Australian Director’s Guild (ADG) has announced its 2013 National Conference which will take place November 6 – 8 in Sydney, with the theme "Directing in the Digital Age". An opening night function on November 6 will be followed by two full days of conference sessions.

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07 Nov 13 | Aesthetica Short Film Festival

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) 2013 runs from 7 – 10 November in 15 iconic venues across York, United Kingdom.

Films from across the world including 5 Australian films, in genres such as comedy, drama, animation, thriller, documentary, music video, art and experimental will screen throughout the weekend, celebrating the very best of international short film.
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18 Nov 13 | SPAA Conference 2013

The 2013 SPAA Conference will be held from Monday 18 November to Thursday 21 November at the Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne.

Connect with the biggest and brightest screen professionals over four packed days.
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01 Nov 13 | Film and TV courses at AFTRS Open

Sydney highlights this month include: Introduction To Directing with AFI, AACTA & ADG award winner Jessica Hobbs (The Slap), Extending Storytelling Through Multiplatform & Transmedia with multiplatform guru Jennifer Wilson (The Project Factory), the hugely popular Introduction To Screenwriting with Steve Vidler, Introduction To Producing with award winning producer Martin Brown (Moulin Rouge!, Romeo + Juliet) and new course Six Scenes Every Cinematographer Must Know. 
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15 Nov 13 | World of Women (WOW) Film Festival call for entries

The World of Women (WOW) Film Festival celebrates 20 years in 2014. The festival promotes and awards the talents of female directors, producers, writers, editors and cinematographers in the Australian film industry and internationally.

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15 Nov 13 | Screenwise Diploma of Acting - Applications Now Open

The Screenwise Diploma of Screen Acting is a two-year full-time comprehensive creative and technical screen acting program. The Government Accredited course covers the full spectrum of skills training required to produce a high calibre, professional screen actor.

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22 Nov 13 | Queer Screen call for entries

Queer Screen is calling Australian filmmakers who are queer or have made a queer film to enter the 2014 My Queer Career competition.

My Queer Career is only open to locally produced work and the major prize includes $3,000 cash and automatic inclusion in the international queer shorts competition, the Iris Prize. Other prizes include in-kind production facilities and support to the value of $10,000.
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