New York City, USA - May 17, 2013: A famous Hollywood sign on Mount Lee in the Hollywood Hills area over Los Angeles, California, USA. The Hollywood sign is a symbol of entertainment industry.

The South Australian Film Corporation has opened applications for its annual Placement LA program, which sends one female producer over to Los Angeles for a four-week work placement.

This year, the successful producer will receive $15,000 to support a placement with foreign sales and production company The Exchange and where she will work directly with CEO Brian O’Shea, and CCO Tom McNulty. PlacementLA forms part of SAFC’s gender agenda, a suite of initiative designed to improve female representation the industry.

Over the past four years, The Exchange has acquired, financed, produced and/or sold over 200 films ranging in budgets from $5 million to $90 million, including studio films from Disney, Sony, Fox, and Universal, including is Universal’s 2 Guns (sold in collaboration with the exclusive sales agent, Foresight Unlimited); Sony’s A Street Cat Named Bob; The Spectacular Now; The Last Five Years, Dear White People; and Obvious Child.

McNulty is a former president president of production at Global Produce, where he produced The Spectacular Now. He has also worked at Sony Pictures, overseeing the entire film slate for Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions, and he later founded 21 Laps Entertainment at 20th Century Fox where he was production executive for the Night At The Museum franchise as well as Date Night and The Rocker. More recently he was president of productions at Global Producer,a

The placement will run October 23 – November 17, and includes attendance at the American Film Market Conference November 1 – 8. SAFC will also arrange other key industry meetings.

Applicants should be a female resident of South Australia, have produced either one feature film or two shorts, and be available over the placement period. Submissions are due September 1.


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