Screen Queensland launches attachment scheme SQattach
Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira.
Screen Queensland has launched SQattach, a program designed to create on-the-job skills for QLD-based screen professionals.
SQattach requires a commitment for producers to provide attachments when applying for the SQ Production Fund. Expressions of interest are also open for early and mid-career screen practitioners who wish to be considered for an attachment opportunity.
"We are excited to be launching SQattach," said Screen Queensland CEO Tracey Vieira. "Attachments are so important for early to mid-career practitioners to be given on-set experience to gain the skills and contacts they need for a successful career."
"The future growth and strength of our local screen community relies on our taking a stand today and supporting them with long-term focused initiatives."
SQ will be offering attachments throughout the year on projects where it has provided funding. Twice a year, the state body will also issue a call-out for early to mid-career practitioners who are interested in an attachment position on a feature film, broadcast series, single or game. The list of these practitioners will then be provided to projects who will offer an attachment.
The first call-out closes September 29.