BTS ‘NIGHT BLOOMERS’ SIZZLE REEL, DIRECTOR ANDREW UNDI LEE, 2021. PHOTO KEVIN LEE
The Screen Cultures Program supports new stories and storytellers, and delivers professional development opportunities for screen practitioners from communities that remain largely underrepresented in the screen industry. Our remit is First Nations and culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) entry-level, early career and mid-career screen practitioners in Western Sydney and beyond. Collaborating with creative communities and industry and educational partners, the program works across three key areas:
We co-design development activities and incubator programs with storytellers from underrepresented communities to be the authors of original, new works, including:
We work with educational partners including TAFE NSW, and industry partners such as Panavision and Moneypenny Production Accounting Services, to address skill sets and pathways to jobs in the industry that address the shortages in below-the-line jobs. And with international partners such as Film Independent, USA, and the For Film’s Sake initiative, we support innovative talent pipelines to support diverse creatives to make their projects market-ready. We facilitate opportunities for communities of creatives to network with broadcasters including SBS, STAN, Amazon, Foxtel/Binge and ABC.
CAST OF ‘DEITY’ PILOT, DIRECTOR TAOFIA PELESASA, 2021. PHOTO: KUMEHANI KOTEKA