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Stay up to date with the latest industry news, interviews and events from Screen NSW.

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News01 - Sep - 2023
Scouting the Blue Mountains by bus

A group of NSW location managers and filmmakers discovered the hidden gems of the Blue Mountains on a recent famil tour.

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News25 - Aug - 2023
Sydney studios visit the global heart of digital gaming

Three digital games studios from Sydney will travel to Germany this month as part of the Australian stand at the world’s largest gaming event, Gamescom 2023.

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Media Release21 - Aug - 2023
New workshops target skilled crew for the screen sector

A series of workshops in Sydney and regional NSW will help grow and upskill the state’s screen workforce in areas of need by targeting people outside of the industry.

Jayden Rathsam Hua Charlies Working Space
News03 - Aug - 2023
Jayden Rathsam Hua on Charlies Working Space

Are you a NSW screen practitioner in need of a temporary working space in Los Angeles?

Chris Reynolds Location Manager Lost Flowers of Alice Hart
News02 - Aug - 2023
Bloomin marvellous...on set with a Location Manager

Screen NSW recently caught up with Sydney location manager Chris Reynolds to talk about The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart, the international bestseller now a seven-part miniseries, starring Sigourney Weaver and Alycia Debnam-Carey.

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News31 - Jul - 2023
A champion for children's content

The inaugural Australian Childrens Content Summit will take place on the mid north coast of New South Wales in Coffs Harbour from 29 August.

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News20 - Jul - 2023
Bjorn Stewart: Collaboration, craft and the cultural load

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this article contains references to and names of deceased persons.

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Media Release16 - Jun - 2023
Applications now open for Industry and Audience Development Programs

Screen NSW is calling for applications for its 2023/24 Industry and Audience Development Programs.

Chris Godfrey 2023 Sydney UNESCO City of Film Award
Media Release13 - Jun - 2023
Celebrated visual effects pioneer Chris Godfrey receives the 2023 Sydney UNESCO City of Film Award

VFX Supervisor and Co-founder of Animal Logic, Chris Godfrey has received the 2023 Sydney UNESCO City of Film Award during this years Ian McPherson Memorial Lecture at the 70th Sydney Film Festival.

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News11 - May - 2023
Slate Development Program strengthens local screen production and diversity

Screen NSW today launched the 2023 Slate Development Funding program, providing up to $100,000 to support the NSW screen industry build a pipeline of local projects and promote greater diversity in representation.

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Media Release27 - Apr - 2023
New initiative to address skill shortages in NSW screen industry

Crew Connects will fund the placement of emerging crew members who are looking to upskill and advance their careers into roles with screen businesses offering the relevant development opportunities.

North Shore filming in Sydney. Photo by Daniel Asher Smith. Courtesy of Beach Road Pictures.
Media Release07 - Apr - 2023
NSW continues to lead the Australian screen industry

A new survey from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows the NSW screen industry has grown more in size and value than any other state in the past six years.

2023 Screen NSW Screenability Filmmaker Fund announcement
Media Release02 - Mar - 2023
2023 Screen NSW Screenability Filmmaker Fund

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Media Release02 - Mar - 2023
Screen NSW Announces Short to Feature Fast Track Initiative

Screen NSW has announced an initiative that will provide up to three teams with an opportunity to develop a short film or proof of concept production, and to further develop the concept into a low-budget feature film.

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News15 - Dec - 2022
Behind the scenes with The Overthrow writer and director Phoebe Wolfe

Greg Moran on set
News15 - Dec - 2022
Interview with White Lies filmmaker Greg Moran shares the truth about making his new comedy, White Lies

Vonne Patiag Too Many Ethnics
News15 - Dec - 2022
Award winning filmmaker Vonne Patiag is first in line for diversifying the screen industry

Media Release13 - Dec - 2022
2022/23 Industry and Audience Development Funding recipients ($1,092,040 total figure)

Artful Dodger clapperboard. Photo John Platt
Media Release01 - Dec - 2022
NSW Puts New Twist on The Artful Dodger

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Media Release30 - Nov - 2022
Nine NSW talents set for the Australians in Film (AiF) Charlies Hollywood Sessions

News29 - Nov - 2022
Meet the new members of the Screen NSW Investment team

Media Release29 - Nov - 2022
Announcing the Screen NSW Emerging Producer Placements for 2023

Skye Leon
News28 - Nov - 2022
In the writers room with Skye Leon

Planet of the Apes
Media Release10 - Oct - 2022
Screen NSW's Made in NSW fund attracts blockbuster Planet of the Apes production to Sydney

20th Century Studios’ Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes will receive $17 million in support from the Australian Government, and funding through Screen NSW’s Made in NSW fund.

Julia Savage with Kathryn Del Barton BTS from BLAZE photographer Daniel Boud.
Media Release05 - Oct - 2022
Screen NSW Production Finance Round 82 opens November 1

The Production Finance Program is available for projects produced or post-produced in NSW.

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News22 - Aug - 2022
Screen NSW has launched its 2022 Showreel to showcase the strength and diversity of the local industry

UNESCO City of Film Award winner Caitlin Yeo Photo Belinda Rolland 2022
Media Release19 - Jun - 2022
Caitlin Yeo Named 2022 Sydney UNESCO City of Film Award recipient

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News26 - May - 2022
Emerging writer-director Steve Anthopoulos was motivated by his own experiences to create Voice Activated.

Steve Anthopoulos talks about how he came to work with an exciting cast of familiar faces to create his short film Voice Activated, which includes much loved actor Sam Neill, and Becky Lucas.

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News26 - May - 2022
Writer-director Natalia Stawyskyj drew on her own experience to tell a powerful story about embracing individuality in her film All Silent Dogs

Inspire Me
News26 - May - 2022
Madeleine Stewart discusses her thought-provoking documentary Inspire Me

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Media Release11 - May - 2022
Kyas Hepworth appointed Head of Screen NSW

Respected screen and arts executive Kyas Hepworth has been appointed as Head of Screen NSW.

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Media Release07 - Apr - 2022
2022 Screenability films set for the big screen

Three emerging filmmakers living with a disability will see their projects come to life on the big screen, thanks to the NSW Government’s 2022 Screen NSW Screenability Filmmakers Fund.

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Media Release10 - Jan - 2022
Digital Games Industry Powered Up In NSW

From 1 October 2021, the NSW Government will widen its current 10 per cent post, digital and visual effects (PDV) rebate to eligible digital games projects in NSW.

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News23 - Dec - 2021
Q&A with Beautiful They writer and director Cloudy Rhodes

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News21 - Dec - 2021
Writer and director Abhishek Parashers Across Borders set for Flickerfest World Premiere

Media Release16 - Dec - 2021
Australian Amazon Original series to seat NSW at top of the class

The booming local screen industry is headed to the top of the class, with Universal International Studios’ Matchbox Pictures high-concept comedy series Class Of ’07 secured for the State.

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News08 - Nov - 2021
Writer-director Jacob Melamed and emerging actor Emily Scerri-Rikkert dance to their own beat with their film We Have Me

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News08 - Nov - 2021
Digby Webster & Lauren Orrell immerse themselves in the world of animation

Digby Webster & Lauren Orrell discuss what it was like to join forces to make their latest creation – Blockhead and Sparkles and the Flood of Tears, which premieres at the 68th Sydney Film Festival.

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Media Release28 - Apr - 2021
New Stan Original Series 'Wolf Like Me' secured for NSW

Stan Original Series Wolf Like Me, from Emmy-award winning production company Made Up Stories, will soon call NSW home thanks to the support of the NSW Government’s Made in NSW Fund.

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Media Release18 - Apr - 2021
Mad Max prequel Furiosa to be filmed in NSW

The long-awaited prequel to George Miller’s Academy Award Winning Mad Max: Fury Road is set to be filmed in NSW, and expected to become the biggest film ever to be made in Australia.

Creater Accelorator
Media Release29 - Mar - 2021
Screen NSW announces new YouTube Creator Program with Changer Studios for NSW

Screen NSW is calling for applications for the inaugural YouTube Creator Program, a new suite of programs to be delivered in partnership with Changer Studios.

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Media Release17 - Mar - 2021
Five local talents kick off Animation and VFX placements

The new $100,000 initiative is designed to develop career pipelines in the industry, with Australian animation studio, Animal Logic, and visual effects studio, Cutting Edge.

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News04 - Mar - 2021
Film and television star Claudia Karvan paves the way for new stories, new writers, and another hit show

With the success of Series 1 and recent announcement of Series 2 of Bump, Claudia Karvan takes us behind-the-scenes, and discusses her experience on getting behind-the-camera.

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News03 - Mar - 2021
Deadly stage and screen legend Leah Purcell is firing on all cylinders

With her first feature film set for its World Premiere this month, we spoke with Leah about her incredible career and the story behind The Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson.

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News16 - Feb - 2021
First-time screenwriter Kelsey Munro pens a hit that jumps and bumps off the page

We spoke with the series co-creator and first-time screenwriter Kelsey Munro to learn more about Stan’s original series Bump.

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Media Release15 - Nov - 2020
Netflix's Pieces of Her secured for Sydney through NSW Government's Made in NSW fund

Netflix’s Pieces of Her will call NSW home, with the new series delivering 400 local jobs and contributing an estimated $58 million to the state’s economy.

Cutting Edge image of their project I Am Woman. Courtesy of Goalpost Pictures.
Media Release27 - Oct - 2020
Animation and VFX $100K Pilot Program to boost NSW digital screen talent

The NSW Government today announced a new Animation and VFX Trainee Placement Pilot Program from Screen NSW with leading Australian visual effects and creative digital studios Animal Logic and Cutting Edge.

Media Release, News05 - Aug - 2020
Screen NSW Slate Development Fund Recipients

Eighteen NSW production companies have been announced as recipients of over $1.7 million in funding through Screen NSW’s new Slate Development Fund.

Media Release27 - Feb - 2019
Brunswick Heads set for SeaChange reboot

Warwick Thornton
News06 - Jun - 2017
Interview with Warwick Thornton: We Don't Need a Map

Jasper Jones BTS with Rachel Perkins v2
News07 - Mar - 2017
Interview with Rachel Perkins: Jasper Jones

Bonnie Elliott
News06 - Dec - 2016
Interview with acclaimed cinematographer Bonnie Elliott

Yolanda Ramke Cargo
News30 - Oct - 2016
Interview with Yolanda Ramke: Turning her short film Cargo into a star-studded feature