Applications open for Screen Queensland’s attachment scheme

22 January, 2017 by Staff Writer
SQ CEO Tracey Vieira. 
Screen Queensland is seeking expressions of interest from early to mid-career practitioners for its attachment scheme, SQattach. 
The scheme is designed to create on-the-job skills and career development for QLD-based screen professionals. Producers commit to providing the attachments when applying for the SQ Production Fund.
Practitioners who are interested in an attachment position on a feature film, broadcast series, single or game are invited to apply. The list of these practitioners will then be provided to projects and producers who offer the attachment.
The call-out ends March 10.
Attachments to projects can be in two forms:
For these attachments, productions/games should make an allowance of at least AUD $5,000 per attachment which will cover a period approximately five (5) weeks.
Projects applying for over AUD$100,000 through the Production Fund should allow for at least one attachment.
Productions applying for over AUD$500,000 through the Production Fund should allow for at least two attachments.
Projects applying for any amount of funding through the Production Fund where there is no IP held by a Queensland-based company (outside of SQ or a post house) or a bona-fide Queenslander, should allow for at least two attachments.
Attachments Plus
In certain areas where SQ has identified the need to build the skills of practitioners, SQ will look to match funding with the production company for the attachment to make a combined maximum of AUD$10,000.
The areas where SQ has currently identified a need to build practitioner skills are: directors, writers, editors, post-production supervisors, animators, VFX Supervisors, or any other key role where the applicant can demonstrate the need for state-wide skills development.