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Screen Australia announces Talent USA: New York recipients 2022

26/08/2022

26 08 2022 - Media release Screen Australia announces Talent USA: New York recipients 2022

Vonne Patiag, Beck Cole, Ren e Webster

Screen Australia has announced the eight creatives selected to travel to New York next month as part of the agency's Talent USA: New York program. The delegation will attend the Australian International Screen Forum (6 8 September) where they will take part in professional development and networking opportunities with the support of an international mentor.

First run in 2017 in Los Angeles and expanded to New York in 2018, the Talent USA program presents a unique opportunity for Australian creators to learn and network on the ground in the US, offering participants a chance to forge connections with both Australian and American creators. This is the first year since 2020 that attendees have travelled in person.

Screen Australia's CEO, Graeme Mason said, It's exciting to bring back this unique career development opportunity in person following the pandemic, and showcase some of Australia's best creative talent internationally, as well as facilitate important business relationships in the North American market. We're proud to support these creatives who are well positioned to take advantage of this opportunity and best leverage these new connections to advance their upcoming slates and professional networks.

Australian International Screen Forum Co-founder and Executive Director Michael Kelleher said, We are very glad to welcome the Talent USA delegation back to an in-person format in New York. There is no place like Film at Lincoln Center to inspire creatives as they set their sights on an international career. The NYC-based industry is always keen to meet the newest batch of Talent USA delegates but this year is especially important given the two year absence of in-person sessions.

The Australian International Screen Forum at the Lincoln Center in New York brings together outstanding actors, filmmakers, producers and industry to guide the next generation of outstanding Australian talent. In addition to attending the forum, the delegates will take part in industry roundtables, panel discussions, matched mentoring sessions, pitching and strategic consultations, and introductions to and advice from a selection of influential New York based screen professionals.

Other Australian filmmakers joining the group in New York will be the Screenworks AACTA Regional Landscapes Pitch Recipients, Lou Sanz and John Kachoyan, as well as Darlene Johnson who is supported by the American Australian Association & Australian International Screen Forum Scholarship.

Talent USA: New York 2022 attendees:

Julietta Boscolo is a writer/director/creator currently attached to direct a feature starring Viola Davis. Her feature project The Sound of Light was one of only nine international projects invited to Venice International Film Festival's Biennale College - Cinema in 2019. She was set-up director on ABC children's series The PM's Daughter and has directed on primetime drama, The Heart Guy. She won the Emerging Filmmaker Award at Melbourne International Film Festival 2018 for short Let s See How Fast This Baby Will Go, and the film was preselected for Cannes (main competition) and Cannes Critics Week. Julietta's screenplay Catching Sight was shortlisted for Sundance's Screenwriters Lab and placed in the top 15% of the Academy Nicholls. Because of her upbringing, attending an exclusive private school on a scholarship while often her family didn't have a home, Julietta is determined to create projects full of humour and light.

Lucy Campbell is a writer and director whose short films and online series have screened at festivals around the world including Seattle International Film Festival, SeriesFest, Byron Bay International Film Festival and Adelaide Film Festival. Lucy is co-creator, co-director and co-writer of sci-fi series The Big Nothing with over 1 million views on DUST. Lucy has worked as a script editor and script coordinator for TV shows including Firebite (AMC), Stateless (ABC/Netflix), Pine Gap (Netflix), Upright (Sky/Foxtel) and Wolf Creek Series 2 (Stan). She has written VR for ABC s Deadlock VR component and her pilot TV script for The Big Nothing was shortlisted for the Australian Writers Guild Pathways program. In 2019 she was selected for the eight-week Bird in Nest residency at Australians in Film in Los Angeles, and in 2020 she co-created and released online dramedy series Dinner with Friends. After being chosen for SAFC and Adelaide Film Festival's FilmLab program, Lucy's script for sci-fi feature film Monolith is now in post-production with Bettina Hamilton producing and Matt Vesely directing, and the film will premiere at this year's Adelaide Film Festival.

Beck Cole is an award winning writer, film and television director whose work spans many genres. Beck is the supervising director of the feature film We Are Still Here, an anthology of stories by First Nations filmmakers screening at TIFF this year. Her debut feature film Here I Am was released in 2011. Beck directed three seasons of award-winning comedy show Black Comedy, and her other television credits include Redfern Now, Grace Beside Me, Mustangs FC and the smash hit drama series Wentworth. Her short films Plains Empty and Flat both screened at the Sundance Film Festival. In documentary, she produced, directed and shot Making of Samson and Delilah, First Australians; The Untold Story of Australia, Lore of Love and Wirriya; small boy. Beck recently directed on comedy/drama series Deadloch for Amazon and is developing her third feature film Ruby Moonlight.

Vonne Patiag is a writer, director, producer and actor from Western Sydney. Vonne was a writer on upcoming ABC drama Significant Others, and he co-wrote and associate produced on Austral
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