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Media release30 - Nov - 2022

Nine NSW talents set for the Australians in Film (AiF) Charlies Hollywood Sessions

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Nine mid-career and established writers and directors based in New South Wales have been awarded the unique opportunity to fast-track their careers and access the competitive US film and television industry through the Australians in Film Charlie’s Hollywood Sessions presented by Screen NSW.

The successful screen practitioners are Tim Spencer, Julietta Boscolo, Steve Anthopoulos, Rosie Lourde, Tony Radevski, Angela McDonald, Mohini Herse, Amal Awad and Sarah Bassiuoni.

The Hollywood Sessions will offer the participants invaluable face time with leading development executives, producers, agents and managers currently working at the epicentre of the global business in Los Angeles. 

The sessions level up participants’ market knowledge of the fast-changing industry, with guidance from a diverse selection of renowned professionals that help shape, sell, buy and create global content. As the streaming market consolidates and matures, and the creative and financial paradigm of film and television content evolves, current information and relationships are crucial to getting projects greenlit and being on the top of that elusive job offer.

Kyas Hepworth, Head of Screen NSW said; “Australian stories hold international currency through universal themes told by our writers, and I’m pleased that Screen NSW in collaboration with AiF are shaping the global film industry by developing the next generation of screenwriters and directors through meaningful storytelling.”  

Peter Ritchie, Executive Director of Australians in Film said “Screen NSW is a founding partner of Charlie’s in Los Angeles — a vital talent hub that for the past six years has hosted over 200 Aussie creatives who have come over to do business in Los Angeles. The philosophy of Charlie’s is to provide a landing pad where serendipitous meetings could lead to work opportunities. That has come to fruition countless times since the hub’s opening in 2016.”

Heading to Hollywood? Learn more about Charlie’s (Screen NSW supported working space in Los Angeles NSW) and AiF