Australians in Film (AiF) today announced the inaugural State of Escape Creative Creatures lunch dedicated to celebrating the achievements of Australian women in television.

The event will be held at Curtis Stone’s restaurant Gwen on Thursday September 19 in the lead up to this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards.

The new partnership between AiF and tote designers State of Escape will bring together high-profile female writers, production designers, costume designers, casting agents, producers, directors and actors working in TV.

A State of Escape Creative Creatures Award will be presented to an emerging female talent currently working in the Australian television industry to help further her career globally.

Selected by AiF and State of Escape, the recipient will receive a return airfare from Australia to LA, seven nights’ accommodation at the Standard Hotel Hollywood, a hot desk at Charlie’s, AiF’s screen industry incubator and the opportunity to meet with industry insiders at the lunch.

AiF president Kate Marks said: “With television now offering some of the most highly regarded creative content in today’s screen industry, we are honoured to be launching an event which recognizes the Australian women who have made outstanding contributions to the industry.”

State of Escape founders Brigitte MacGowan and Desley Maidmen added: “There are so many talented Australian women working in front of and behind the camera who are making a mark on the international stage. We feel it is important to recognise and celebrate their contribution with the creation of this award which supports emerging talent in television.”

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