Producers invited to apply for Film4 internship
Press Release from Screen Australia
Screen Australia today invited applicants for the Film4 Producer Internship designed to expose Australian producers to the international film marketplace and best development practice.
The successful recipient will receive $70,000 from Screen Australia to spend six months working in the development department at Film4 in London.
"This is a life-changing opportunity for an Australian producer," said Martha Coleman, Head of Development at Screen Australia. "Film4 is many UK producers’ first port of call for feature film support. The rigour with which scripts are analysed and creative problems solved is second to none.
Six months working in this fast-moving environment will expose the successful applicant to some of the world’s best development minds providing them with a very high standard of professional development."
The Screen Australia/Film4 Producer Internship is open to producers who have made at least one feature film and have a proven capacity for creative excellence. It will provide unique exposure to the international film landscape at a formative time in their career. One $70,000 Film4 Internship will be awarded per year.
Martha Coleman and Development Managers Veronica Gleeson, Mike Cowap and Susan Boehm have recorded short videos to help answer practitioners’ questions regarding Screen Australia’s development programs. To view the videos on the range of programs offered through the development area including single-project feature development funding, the Springboard Short Film Initiative, the Film4 Producer Internship and the Innovation Program go to www.screenaustralia.gov.au/industry_support/Development/videos.asp
Further information regarding the Film4 Internship including eligibility requirements and application forms is available at www.screenaustralia.gov.au/film4
Applications close Friday 23 October 2009.