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SBS Emerging Writers Incubator Returns, Supporting More Diversity in Australian Screenwriting

26 April 2022

SBS Emerging Writers Incubator 2021 Authors (Top LR) Sebastian Chan, Lele Teiman, Nicholas Lynn;  (LR below) Anusuya Nathan, Alberto Di Troia, Cassandra Nguyen, Image supplied
SBS Emerging Writers Incubator 2021 Authors: Sebastian Chan, Lele Teiman, Nicolas Linn, Anusuya Nathan, Alberto Di Troia, Cassandra Nguyen.

applications are open for sbs Emerging Writers’ IncubatorScreen Australia, a nationwide initiative of SBS in partnership with state and regional agencies Screen NSW, Screen Queensland, Screen Territory, ScreenWest, South Australian Film Corporation and Vicscreen, and with the assistance of the Australian Writers Guild, supports the development of underrepresented Screenwriting talent.

Launched in 2021, the initiative was created to invest in an increasingly diverse sector and the future of more inclusive Australian storytelling, providing one year of paid employment at a major Australian production company for emerging writing talent in which background and experiences were underrepresented. Australian Industry. This includes First Nations peoples; people who are from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; people who are deaf, hard of hearing or disabled; people who are female or gender diverse; people who identify as LGBTQIA+; and people located in regional and remote areas.

This year, once again, six successful writers will join teams from Australian production companies that were praised for their distribution of Australian dramas. Over 12 months, they will gain significant work experience to develop their skills, knowledge and network, working across production companies’ slates of drama productions. They will also be supported by the Australian Writers Guild with access to creative and training workshops.

In 2022, award winning production companies participating in the initiative are Brindle Filmswhich will host a Northern Territory writer; easy Tigerwho will welcome a Western Australian writer to their NSW offices; highview productionswhich will host a South Australian author; Hoodloom EntertainmentHost a Queensland-based author; Jungle Recreation, who will clash with the writer from New South Wales; And sweet shop and greenHosting a writer in Victoria.

The initiative’s six successful authors in 2021 – who were among hundreds of applications received from across Australia – are currently working in their placements across the country, Sebastian Chano Feather Banya Productions (Supported by Screen Canberra), lele teomani Feather goalpost picture (supported by Screen NSW), Nicholas Lino Feather Ludo Studio (supported by Screen Queensland), Anusuya Nathano Feather close productions (supported by the South Australian Film Corporation), Alberto Di Troia Feather Tony Ayers Productions (supported by Vikscreen) and Cassandra Nguyen Feather iGeneration Studios (formerly Comixx Entertainment, backed by ScreenWest).

Julie Eckersley, Head of SBS Scripted. From experiences that reflect Australia today – they have the potential to make a significant impact in their careers, as well as the future of our region and the stories on our screens. It is great to be working with partners again this year, who are our share the passion, especially production companies hosting writers in 2022. Good luck to those who applied – I can’t wait to see what we uncover.”

Melissa Lee Spear, Development Executive, Screen Australia, Said: “Screen Australia is excited to support the initiative’s second year, and we can’t wait to see more outstanding talent from underrepresented backgrounds across Australia grow, and advance in their careers This year-long placement opportunity with top production companies will make their career preparation undeniable.”

Kate Krauser, CEO of the South Australian Film CorporationSaid: “SAFC is delighted to once again support this exciting initiative as part of our ongoing commitment to increasing diversity in the South Australian screen sector, and is credited with developing and diversifying the pool of South Australian leading creatives. Following last year’s South Australian recipient, Anusuya Nathan, joining the team at Closer Productions, we are thrilled to offer another South Australian writer the opportunity to develop their skills at Highview Productions, who Directly working with Lisa Scott, producer of the international smash hit. Tourist,

Susie Hamilton, Professional Development Manager, Australian Writers Guild, Added: “AWG is delighted to continue its association with the Emerging Writers Incubator in 2022. With the unique opportunities it presents, the value of this initiative cannot be overstated. We look forward to seeing that.” That’s what this year’s applicants have to offer.”

The Emerging Writers Incubator is open for applications from 26 April 2022 to 27 May 2022. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application in early August 2022, with placements in host companies commencing later this year.

Co-funded by SBS and Screen Australia, along with state and regional screen agencies, the Emerging Writers Incubator initiative will support the careers of 18 emerging writers over three years of the program, with six successful candidates partnering with production companies around Australia . Year.

To know more and apply online, click here.

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