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Screen Australia and SBS announce applications open for Emerging Writers' Incubator

15/05/2023

15 05 2023 - Media release Screen Australia and SBS announce applications open for Emerging Writers' Incubator

The six successful writers selected for the Emerging Writers' Incubator in 2022.

Top (L-R) Skye Leon, Patrick Hogan, Aven Yap; bottom (L-R) Elena Carapetis, Becki Bouchier, Kelli Cross

Applications are open for the SBS Emerging Writers' Incubator, a nationwide initiative supporting the development of historically under-represented screenwriting talent in the Australian screen sector. In its third year in 2023, the initiative will be delivered in partnership with Screen Australia, and state agencies Screen NSW, Screen Queensland, Screen Tasmania, Screenwest, the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) and VicScreen, and with the assistance of the Australian Writers' Guild.

Launched in 2021, the initiative was created to invest in the future of an increasingly inclusive screen sector and Australian storytelling, by providing a year of paid employment in a leading Australian production company for emerging writing talent reflecting backgrounds and experiences historically under-represented in the Australian industry. This includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; people who are culturally and linguistically diverse; people who are Deaf, hard of hearing or with disability; 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 the teams of Australian production companies acclaimed for their delivery of Australian drama. Over a 12-month period, employed full-time, they will gain significant work experience further developing their skills, knowledge, and networks, working across the production companies' slate of drama productions. They will also be supported by the Australian Writers' Guild with access to creative and training workshops.

In 2023, the award-winning production companies taking part in the initiative are Curio Pictures who will host a Western Australian writer; Endemol Shine Australia who will host a NSW-based writer; Kindling Pictures hosting a Victorian writer; Kojo Studios who will have a South Australian writer join the team; Orange Entertainment hosting a Queensland writer; and TAP (Tony Ayres Productions) who will host a Tasmanian writer in their office in Melbourne, supported by Screen Tasmania.

Screen Australia s Head of Development Bobby Romia said, Screen Australia is excited to support the third year of the SBS Emerging Writers' Incubator and uncover a new generation of screenwriting talent. With a year-long placement with top production companies up for grabs, this initiative is an exceptional launch pad for diverse and emerging voices across the country. I encourage emerging screenwriters with a unique story, voice and perspective to apply.

Julie Eckersley, Head of SBS Scripted said, At SBS, we're committed to bringing though a tidal wave of new and diverse voices to tell stories for our screen. Giving skills and opportunity to talent that reflects the wonderful richness of who we are as a country makes for fresh, dynamic, surprising and entertaining stories that more Australians can connect with. The Emerging Writers' Incubator is an exciting example of how we can come together as a sector and invest in genuine pathways and support careers. It is fabulous to see previous participants' credits on shows, and with so much untapped talent out there I can't wait to see what this year's Incubator uncovers.

Kyas Hepworth, Head of Screen NSW said, Screen NSW is looking forward to supporting the Emerging Writers' Incubator with SBS for another year. The Emerging Writers' Incubator provides a unique opportunity for under-represented screenwriters across the country to develop new skills and work with leading production companies to bring their lived stories to the screen. We look forward to seeing the NSW talent that will be unearthed through the Emerging Writers' Incubator this year!

Dr Belinda Burns, Acting CEO of Screen Queensland said, Partnering to deliver the SBS Emerging Writers' Incubator is one of the avenues through which Screen Queensland actively uplifts diverse talent, with a focus on supporting screen creatives to tell stories that are original and compelling. Industry contacts, hands-on experience and credits are crucial to launching life-long writing careers. By equitably creating space for diverse screenwriters, we are increasing our industry's capacity to authentically embed under-represented perspectives into the stories we see on screen.

Alex Sangston, Executive Manager, Screen Tasmania said, This is a great opportunity for an emerging Tasmanian writer to develop their skills in an industry setting and launch their career. On behalf of the Tasmanian Government, we're excited to work with TAP, Screen Australia and SBS to support this placement.

Rikki Lea Bestall, Screenwest CEO said, We're proud to be supporting the third year of the Emerging Writers' Incubator. This fantastic initiative will again give emerging WA screenwriters from under-represented backgrounds the opportunity to hone their skills and talent through a year-long placement, which in 2023 will be with the passionate team at Curio Pictures.

Kate Croser, CEO of the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) said, The SAFC is pleased to once again support the Emerging Writers' Incubator, an exciting initiative which supports our aim to grow the capability and diversity of the South Australian screen sector through increasing the pool of credited key creatives in the state. In 2022, the SAFC facilitated a record 28 South Australian writers, directors and producers to gain their first above-the-line screen credit on a feature film or broadcast
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