Sony Digital Rapids Pixel Power calrec Sony

Recipients of Mentor LA announced

21/11/2018

21 11 2018 - Media release Recipients of Mentor LA announced

Top L-R: Candy Bowers and Que Minh Luu. Bottom L-R: Julietta Boscolo and Kodie Bedford

Executive producer Que Minh Luu, writer/director Julietta Boscolo, and writers Candy Bowers and Kodie Bedford have been selected to take part in Australians in Film (AiF) and Screen Australia's 12-month Mentor LA program.

Award-winning executive producer Betsy Beers (Grey's Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder), writer and producer of Emmy award-winning series The Handmaid's Tale Yahlin Chang, Emmy-nominated director Jamie Babbit (Silicon Valley, Girls) and comedy writer and executive producer Peter Saji (Black-ish) will be matched with the four recipients.

This year, Mentor LA encouraged applications from creatives currently under-represented in the Australian screen industry with unique stories to tell, matching them with mentors that champion diversity and inclusion.

President of AiF, Kate Marks said: Mentor LA was established to create new and exciting pathways to help grow the careers of four young screen professionals and as a by-product, the Australian industry as a whole. This year's successful applicants Que, Julietta, Candy and Kodie all have a dynamic and a fresh point of view in storytelling. AiF is thrilled to again be partnering with Screen Australia and providing this unique opportunity to these talented filmmakers.

Graeme Mason, CEO Screen Australia said: Mentor LA is an incredible opportunity for these four Australian storytellers who are at the point in their career when getting international perspectives on their work is highly valuable. Congratulations and savour every minute!

Betsy Beers will mentor writer/producer Que Minh Luu, who wrote and produced the Logie-nominated children series Play Along With Sam, and Ghosts of Biloela, a geo-locative interactive drama for smartphones.

Upon receiving the mentorship Que Minh Luu said: I m beyond excited for the opportunity to be mentored by such a titan of screen production as Betsy Beers over the coming year. I m so proud of the stories we tell as Australians and look forward to applying what I learn back home as well. Thank you so much to Australians In Film and Screen Australia for their support of local screen creatives."

Luu is an executive producer at ABC working across scripted drama, comedy and digital, including Harrow, The Heights and upcoming TV shows Frayed with comedian Sarah Kendall and Diary of an Uber Driver, based on the popular blog and bestselling e-book.

Peter Saji will mentor Melbourne-based comedian and writer Candy Bowers. Bowers is the co-artistic director of Black Honey Company, a sub-genre of hip-hop theatre that delves into the heart of radical feminist dreaming. She's also appeared in Newton's Law, Get Krack!n, Tonightly with Tom Ballard and The Cry.

Candy Bowers expressed her excitement for the mentorship placement, saying: Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined I'd be mentored on my TV comedy trajectory with someone like Peter Saji. I've wept watching Blackish when I should have been laughing. The tears of reflection and recognition were so sweet. This is a life and career changing moment for me. I've been dreaming about being a showrunner on a comedy TV series since I was a little girl, so I guess this is my wildest dream, thank you Australians in Film and Screen Australia.

Bowers is currently working on her first feature film with Robert Connolly's production company ArenaMedia, an anthology of Australian monologues for actors of colour titled Everybody Else.

Yahlin Chang's mentee is writer Kodie Bedford, who recently wrote for the acclaimed Australian drama series Mystery Road, as well as the short film Last Drinks at Frida's, which debut at Sydney Film Festival in 2017.

Of this opportunity, Kodie Bedford said: I m so honoured and excited to be picked for Mentor LA with Yahlin Chang, not only because she s writing on top international drama series but also because she s a female writer from a minority background who has shown me what s possible - that I can make it and my stories are valid. This industry is so much about collaboration and I m excited to learn everything I can from Yahlin, improve my writing skills and bring it back to the Australian industry where I can hopefully create unique and female driven Australian stories.

Bedford is currently working on the second series of Mystery Road and recently received Belvoir Theatre's Balnaves Foundation Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Fellowship, which provides a paid residency at Belvoir, working across production, programming and development, where she'll develops her new play, Cured!

Julietta Boscolo, who will be Jamie Babbit's mentee, is an emerging director who served as director's attachment on the popular Channel 9 series Love Child. She also directed and wrote the award-winning short film Let's See How Fast This Baby Will Go, for which she received the Emerging Filmmakers Award at the Melbourne International Film Festival.

I am thrilled to have been selected for Mentor LA to be mentored by acclaimed film and television director Jamie Babbit. I look forward to working with Jamie over the next year, learning from her experiences and perspective to strengthen my own voice as a director, said Julietta Boscolo.

Julietta has several longform projects in development and is looking for new opportunities to discover original stories.

Over the 12-month program, Mentor LA provides access to the highly-regarded US screen development process, with mentees meeting online quarterly with their mentor. The program culminates in a trip to Los Angeles to meet their mentor in person.

ABOUT AUSTRALIANS IN FILM Founded in 2001, Australians in Film is a Los Angeles based non-profit screen orga
LINK: https://www.screenaustralia.gov.au/sa/media-centre/news/2018/11-21-rec...
See more stories from screenaustralia

Asia, Australia & Oceanic Stories

19/04/2019

ZAYAN BAYAR BIL KEPERLUAN PEMINAT

ZAYAN BAYAR BIL KEPERLUAN PEMINAT Date Released:19 Apr 2019 Share Tweet Masalah pembayaran bil memberi tekanan dan membebankan anda? Sertai ZAYAN BAYAR u...

18/04/2019

KDDI to Offer "Travel Data eSIM powered by GigSky" Japan's First eSIM Service for Dual SIM iPhones

KDDI CORPORATION OKINAWA CELLULAR TELEPHONE COMPANY April 11,2019 KDDI CORPOR...

18/04/2019

Astro Vaanavil Short Film Contest Is Open For Entry Now

Astro Vaanavil Short Film Contest Is Open For Entry Now Date Released:18 Apr 2019 Share Tweet ...

18/04/2019

The Astro Masters 2019 is back with finals in Taiwan. Win Prizes ...

The Astro Masters 2019 is back with finals in Taiwan. Win Prizes worth over RM600,000, including a Mazda CX-9 Date Released:18 Apr 2019 Share Tweet Golfe...

18/04/2019

Australia, make your vote count in the Eurovision Song Contest

Australia, make your vote count in the Eurovision Song Contest Read the media release here [PDF]...

11/04/2019

All Malaysians can watch full seasons of HBO Original Game of ...

All Malaysians can watch full seasons of HBO Original Game of Thrones with special Pass Date Released:11 Apr 2019 Share Tweet Stream Game of Thrones and ...

10/04/2019

Screen Australia announces over $600,000 in development funding

10 04 2019 - Media release Screen Australia announces over $600,000 in development funding Imogen Banks and Asher Keddie on The Sisters Antipodes Screen Aust...

09/04/2019

Screen Australia announces over $1.6 million for new documentary projects

09 04 2019 - Media release Screen Australia announces over $1.6 million for new documentary projects The Real Jaws: The Valerie Taylor Story Screen Australia...

09/04/2019

Blaze Digital Partners TotallyAwesome for Kid-Safe Content

Blaze Digital Partners TotallyAwesome for Kid-Safe Content Date Released:08 Apr 2019 Share Tweet Astro's digital marketing arm, Blaze Digital, has an...

08/04/2019

Game of Thrones star Aidan Gillen leads the critically acclaimed new drama series Project Blue Book on SBS

Game of Thrones star Aidan Gillen leads the critically acclaimed new drama serie...

05/04/2019

Techtel and Samoa Digital Communications Limited to Build and Operate the Country's First Digital Terrestrial Broadcasting Infrastructure

Sydney, 5 April 2019 - Techtel was selected by Samoa Digital Communications Limi...

05/04/2019

SBS Food and Screen Territory to bring Australians a taste of Delicious Darwin with new series

SBS Food and Screen Territory to bring Australians a taste of Delicious Darwin w...

05/04/2019

SBS launches Cultural Connect

SBS launches Cultural Connect 29 March 2019 Media Release SBS has launched SBS Cultural Connect, a collection of distinctive services designed to help adve...

05/04/2019

Statement in response to the Federal Budget

Statement in response to the Federal Budget 2 April 2019 Media Statement SBS welcomes the funding of $887 million over the next three years it has received...

02/04/2019

Techtel S. E Asia Pte Ltd welcomes a new Territory Manager in a new office

Techtel is excited to announce the appointment of Susan Lim as Territory Manager in charge of our new Singapore office. Susan will be responsible for promoting ...

02/04/2019

ZAYANSasterap sediakan peluang anak muda jadi penyanyi rap

ZAYANSasterap sediakan peluang anak muda jadi penyanyi rap Date Released:02 Apr 2019 Share Tweet Impian tiga anak muda untuk belajar dan mendalami aliran...

01/04/2019

Emma Booth and Ewen Leslie lead cast of The Gloaming

01 04 2019 - Media release Emma Booth and Ewen Leslie lead cast of The Gloaming Emma Booth and Ewen Leslie to star in The Gloaming Stan, Screen Tasmania and ...

28/03/2019

CineCert, Marquise Technologies and Venera Technologies to launch the COMMA Workflow

CineCert, Marquise Technologies and Venera Technologies to launch the COMMA Work...

27/03/2019

KDDI, DNI Develop 3.2-terabit Packet Router Using OSS for 5G-friendly Transmission

KDDI CORPORATION Delta Networks, Inc. March 22,2019 KDDI CORPORATION (Headqua...

27/03/2019

Deborah Mailman AM appointed to Screen Australia Board

27 03 2019 - Media release Deborah Mailman AM appointed to Screen Australia Board Deborah Mailman In an announcement today, the Morrison Government has appoi...

27/03/2019

Astro Posts FY19 Revenue of RM5.5bn

Astro Posts FY19 Revenue of RM5.5bn Date Released:26 Mar 2019 Share Tweet Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad | Results highlights for the financial year ende...

25/03/2019

Raagavin Nadana Sooraavaali Grand Finale

Raagavin Nadana Sooraavaali Grand Finale Date Released:25 Mar 2019 Share Tweet : ...

25/03/2019

Network 10 and Screen Australia bring you OUT HERE

25 03 2019 - Media release Network 10 and Screen Australia bring you OUT HERE Network 10 News First Perth newsreader Narelda Jacobs Network 10 and Screen Aus...

19/03/2019

Raagavin Nadana Sooraavaali Top 20 finalists

Raagavin Nadana Sooraavaali Top 20 finalists Date Released:19 Mar 2019 Share Tweet 17- ...

18/03/2019

Indigenous comedy series KGB greenlit by ABC

18 03 2019 - Media release Indigenous comedy series KGB greenlit by ABC KGB Screenwest, Screen Australia and ABC Indigenous are pleased to announce KGB, a co...

14/03/2019

Win up to RM10,000 cash with HITZ Trapped'

Win up to RM10,000 cash with HITZ Trapped' Date Released:14 Mar 2019 Share Tweet Use the clues. Find the House. Collect the Cash. The HITZ Morning ...

13/03/2019

THE HOUSE' MUSIM KELIMA ANGKAT BINTANG ALAF BAHARU BBNU'

THE HOUSE' MUSIM KELIMA ANGKAT BINTANG ALAF BAHARU BBNU' Date Released:11 Mar 2019 Share Tweet FORMAT DAN INFO SIARAN PROGRAM REALITI DIGITAL &#...

12/03/2019

Dance your way to cash prizes with Raagavin Nadana Sooraavali'

Dance your way to cash prizes with Raagavin Nadana Sooraavali' Date Released:12 Mar 2019 Share Tweet ...

08/03/2019

KDDI, Scrum, ESM Partner to Form New Venture Optimizing Agile Project Development

Supporting organizational transformation for rapid responses to changes in techn...

08/03/2019

JoHaRa pelawa peminat untuk lawan Takraw

JoHaRa pelawa peminat untuk lawan Takraw Date Released:08 Mar 2019 Share Tweet Teringin nak lawan takraw dengan JoHaRa? Peminat-peminat ERA dibawah umur 17...

08/03/2019

Lebih daripada 1,400 pelajar dihubungkan dengan aktiviti ...

Lebih daripada 1,400 pelajar dihubungkan dengan aktiviti pembelajaran digital menerusi JomStudi Date Released:08 Mar 2019 Share Tweet Kolaborasi yang dijal...

07/03/2019

ANTARA CINTA, KERJAYA DAN POPULARITI', TARUHAN TERBAHARU KABIR ...

ANTARA CINTA, KERJAYA DAN POPULARITI', TARUHAN TERBAHARU KABIR BATHIA SAYA JUAL YE BANG GANDINGKAN ZIZAN RAZAK & UQASHA SENROSE Date Released:07 Mar ...

07/03/2019

NAB 2019 PREVIEW

Venera NAB 2019 EXHIBITOR PREVIEW Enhancing QC capabilities to meet today's advanced needs BURBANK, CA At Venera Technologies, we take pride in not onl...

04/03/2019

Japan's First Domestic 5G-Enabled Multi-vehicle Autonomous Driving Experiment to Be Implemented on Public Roads

AISANTECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd. KDDI CORPORATION KDDI Research Inc. Sompo Japan Nipp...

01/03/2019

Showcase eksklusif Dato' Sri Siti Nurhaliza bersama Go Shop ...

Showcase eksklusif Dato' Sri Siti Nurhaliza bersama Go Shop berjaya pecah rekod jualan sepanjang 2 jam bersiaran! Date Released:06 Jan 2019 Share Tweet ...

01/03/2019

Moonton, eGG Network & HOG Esports team up to bring MPL Myanmar ...

Moonton, eGG Network & HOG Esports team up to bring MPL Myanmar to new heights Date Released:01 Mar 2019 Share Tweet eGG Network leading the way in expor...

28/02/2019

Applications open for Cook 2020: Our Right of Reply

28 02 2019 - Media release Applications open for Cook 2020: Our Right of Reply Blue Water Empire Screen Australia's Indigenous Department in collaboratio...

27/02/2019

Kuttram Seiyel' brings the action to the big screen

Kuttram Seiyel' brings the action to the big screen Date Released:27 Feb 2019 Share Tweet 7 &#...

27/02/2019

Screen Australia announces $4 million in production funding for six projects

27 02 2019 - Media release Screen Australia announces $4 million in production funding for six projects Sigrid Thornton and Aaron Pedersen Screen Australia h...

25/02/2019

Screen Australia and Google Australia announce recipients of Skip Ahead 5

25 02 2019 - Media release Screen Australia and Google Australia announce recipients of Skip Ahead 5 Neel Kolhatkar and Chloe Ting Screen Australia and Googl...

18/02/2019

ZAYAN Anjur Perlawanan Futsal Hijabista Pertama di Malaysia

ZAYAN Anjur Perlawanan Futsal Hijabista Pertama di Malaysia Date Released:18 Feb 2019 Share Tweet ZAYAN, destinasi gaya hidup Muslim moden, telah mengaju...

18/02/2019

In Their Own Words Premieres

In Their Own Words Premieres February 18, 2019 This article is sourced from/originally appeared in Realscreen: National Geographic readies In Their Own ...

15/02/2019

Toshiba Publishes English Edition of Environmental Report 2018

Tokyo Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today published the English edition of Toshiba Group Environmental Report 2018. In recent years, as social issues such ...

13/02/2019

Driving Change through Cloud Centre of Excellence

Driving Change through Cloud Centre of Excellence Date Released:13 Feb 2019 Share Tweet This is the eighth piece in a series of blogs by Phuah Aik Chong,...