Screen Producers Australia today announced the producers who will to participate in this year’s Ones To Watch mentoring program that aims to guide and nurture the next wave of Australian producers.

Now in its third year, SPA's Ones To Watch program focuses on providing expert, one-on-one mentoring and career guidance by a leading, experienced screen industry producer.

This year's participants are: Alex Barnes, Queensland; Lauren Brunswick, Western Australia; Bridget Callow-Wright, Victoria; Dustin Clare, Victoria; Christian Doran, ACT; Phyllis Foundis, New South Wales; Jaclyn Hewer, Western Australia; Alex Kelly, Northern Territory; Cindy Li, ACT; Rosie Lourde, New South Wales; Ivy Mak, New South Wales; Timothy Parish, Northern Territory; Christina Radburn, Victoria and Ana Tiwary, New South Wales.

They were selected after complying with strict application guidelines, identifying those producers already working within the screen content industry who seeking to further expand their careers and businesses.

“Since the program’s inception in 2013 we have seen an incredible range of talented individuals with creative projects apply to participate,” said SPA CEO Matt Deaner.

“The industry’s recognition and support for this national program is important and we acknowledge not only the time and commitment from our industry mentors but their generosity in sharing their years of knowledge and experience.”

The 14 chosen will spend the next four months being mentored by some of the most accomplished and experienced producers in the Australian screen industry. Through one-on-one guidance and direction by their mentor, participants will develop their projects, increase their professional networks and prepare pitches in the lead up to Screen Forever conference in November.

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