Fremantle and Screenworks partner to support regional talent development
Behind the scenes of ‘Wentworth’.
Fremantle has launched a partnership with Screenworks to promote career advancement for regional screen practitioners throughout Australia.
The partnership will see talent identified by Screenworks connected to hands-on experience including series producing, directing and scriptwriting on Fremantle’s various productions.
Fremantle will also become a major sponsor of Screenworks’ largest annual event, the Business of Producing Seminar, and a supporting partner of Screenworks’ annual calendar of workshop, events and initiatives.
Fremantle CEO Asia Pacific Chris Oliver-Taylor said: “Neighbours, Wentworth and many of our other productions have been a launch pad for careers – in front and behind the camera – and we’re delighted to be able to provide this opportunity to a new generation of creatives. Our production techniques are constantly evolving so the experience will provide a unique overview of various styles of filming, as well an insight to the script development process.”
Screenworks CEO Ken Crouch said: “We are delighted to be able to offer regional practitioners more opportunities as a result of this newly formed partnership with Fremantle.
“There is enormous value to regional practitioners to have production companies like Fremantle, helping us to support regional talent and project development and a great opportunity for Fremantle to tap into some of the best regional talent available in Australia.”
Screenworks is the peak body that supports regional screen projects, its practitioners and promoting screen culture in regional Australia. Screenworks principal activities provide screen-related development and networking opportunities, programs and initiatives specifically designed to support people living in regional, rural and remote Australia.