EIGHT-WEEK WRITING PROGRAM
The Australians in Film Writers Room is an 8-week program designed to equip writers with the necessary tools to workshop and make progress on their scripts, whether for television, film or the web.
Applications for the current program are now closed.
The Village Roadshow Entertainment and Animal Logic Entertainment Internship is open to Australian film business undergraduate students and recent graduates, who demonstrate significant potential in their areas of expertise. The program involves working with Village Roadshow Pictures and Animal Logic executives in Los Angeles to gain hands-on experience in developing, acquiring, packaging and producing feature films for the international market.
Applications for the current program are now closed. Info
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Australians in Film is the industry association for Australian entertainment professionals in Los Angeles.
We hold over 40 programs and events a year, ranging from scholarships, labs, seminars and industry screenings. AiF welcomes both Australian and American film and television industry professionals and companies to become members.
HFPA supports the Heath Ledger Scholarship with generous donation to the program
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has joined the star-studded list of benefactors, including Michelle Williams, Baz Luhrmann, Rose Byrne, Liam Hemsworth supporting the prestigious Heath Ledger Scholarship for 2017 with a generous donation of US$5,000.
Australians in Film announce Kate Ledger to join the AiF Board, Kate Marks becomes President and Tracey Vieira resigns to join AiF Board of Advisors
AiF Chairman Simonne Overend today announced a range of board changes, effective immediately. Kate Ledger, former film publicist for Paramount Pictures and Universal Studios and sister of late actor Heath Ledger is joining the AiF board, EVP of International Production at Ausfilm, Kate Marks becomes President, and board member and former Chairman, Tracey Vieira, currently CEO of Screen Queensland resigned from the board to join the AiF Board of Advisors.
Writer/Producer Megan Doneman has been awarded the inaugural Greg Coote Scholarship, established by Screen Queensland and Australians in Film, with a prize of $30,000 to support her placement on hit US television show NCIS: Los Angeles. Megan will be mentored by high-profile executive producer Shane Brennan, creator of NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS), in the Los Angeles writers’ room for the next series of the top-rating show. Megan was selected after a competitive search of Queensland’s creative talent.
Queensland Writer/Producer wins prestigious Greg Coote Scholarship, will be mentored by high-profile Executive Producer on top-rated US show
AiF opens dedicated work & networking space, "Charlie's" in Hollywood for Australian filmmakers
Australians in Film is proud to open ‘Charlie’s’, a bespoke hub for the Australian film-making community in Los Angeles, offering a unique creative workspace for AiF industry members to conduct business, collaborate and network. Named after Charlie Chaplin and located at the historic Raleigh Studios, in the heart of Hollywood where Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks made films and frequently played cards, ‘Charlie’s’ has been co-funded by Screen Queensland, Screen NSW, AFTRS and Film Victoria as an invaluable home base for Australian film-makers while they are in Los Angeles.
Ashleigh Cummings named 2016 Heath Ledger Scholarship Recipient, Harley Bonner and Sara West named Runners Up
AACTA Award winning actress, Abbie Cornish (Limitless, Bright Star, Sucker Punch) who joined the judging committee for the first time this year, said, “Each of the twelve finalists are uniquely gifted and showcase the very best talent emerging from Australia today. They are all certain to have exciting, rewarding careers ahead. Ultimately, the quality of Ashleigh’s work to-date combined with her single-minded approach to fulfilling her acting potential made her the worthy recipient of this year’s award. We are all excited about the impact that winning this award will have on Ashleigh’s career and are eager to see the future work of runners up Harley and Sara.”
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