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Emerging Producer Placement (EPP)

Targeted at emerging producers from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds with a track record in short form content, the EPP will provide producers with a unique opportunity to gain experience with NSW screen production companies, in addition to working with the Sector Investment team at Create NSW (screen).

In this round, two candidates will be selected and paid to undertake a six month customised program. They will spend the majority of the time with production companies, with additional time at Create NSW and attending key industry events.  

The EPP aims to fast-track career opportunities by matching highly experienced screen industry practitioners with undiscovered emerging producing talent.

Applications will open on Monday August 7, 2017 at 9 am and close on Friday September 1, 2017 at Midnight.

Applying for a grant:

Guidelines can be downloaded from the documents box on the right hand side of the screen.‚Äč

When the round is open, you can apply for a grant here:

Our funding guidelines have been broken down into easy to read steps below.  We also have FAQ’S to answer questions about applying through our online application system.

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For more information contact Josipa on (02) 8289 6418 or by email to if you would like to discuss your application.

Who can apply?
  1. Emerging producers who currently reside in NSW (and have been living in NSW for the past six months at a minimum),
  2. Emerging producers from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds,
  3. Have at least one credit as producer on a short film or web series.
How do I apply?

You will need to complete an online expression of interest

detailing how you meet the Selection Criteria and why you believe the attachment would be of value to you at this point in your career. 

You will need to address each of the following Selection Criteria:

  1. A knowledge of current development and project financing practices within Australia.
  2. A demonstrated understanding of production budgets.
  3. Good interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
  4. Highly developed organisational skills and ability to meet deadlines.
  5. Analytical and research skills, and the ability to collate information and write reports using a variety of software packages.
  6. An ability to work independently and to exercise initiative, sensitivity and discretion.
How will my application be assessed?

Your application will be assessed on the basis of your experience and your expression of interest relating to the selection criteria.


Who will assess my application?

Applications will be assessed by a panel of Create NSW staff including the Director of Sector Investment. Short-listed applicants will be invited to interview and subsequent recommendations will be considered by the CEO.


When will the placement start?

The placement will begin mid October 2017, with the dates to be mutually agreed by both parties.