ANOTHER AUSSIE IN LA PODCAST
SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Gateway LA is a new script development program for film and television writers. It aims to develop audience-driven, Australian-created content for US and international audiences. The program will name 10 finalists and an eventual winner.
Applications for the 2014 program are now closed.
SUPPORT AUSTRALIANS IN FILM
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.
Dave Edwardz named recipient of the first Entertainment Fellowship Prize
Australians in Film, Village Roadshow Entertainment Group and Animal Logic are pleased to announce that Sydney-based filmmaker Dave Edwardz is the recipient of the first $20,000 AiF Entertainment Fellowship prize.
Commencing in early 2015, the prize will cover Dave’s living and travel expenses for 3 months while he undertakes the internship that includes a hands-on experience to learn the business aspects of feature film development, acquisitions, packaging and production.
The 3-month fellowship is awarded to film business undergraduate students and recent graduates, who demonstrate significant potential in their area of expertise. The program includes working with Village Roadshow Pictures and Animal Logic executives, gaining hands-on experience in developing, acquiring, packaging and producing feature films.
The New Script Development Program To Support International Projects From Australian Writers
Australians In Film has secured the support of a number of high profile film executives to judge the Gateway LA script development program. The writing program will support the development of commercially successful, Australian created television and movie screenplays for US and international audiences. The judges will announce an 'Aussie List' of up to 10 film and television scripts, from which between one and three winners will be selected. The winning projects will receive a cash award to facilitate development of the script, a flight to LA, targeted meetings with producers and executives, and table reads.
AiF names Cody Fern as the winner of the 6th Annual Heath Ledger Scholarship
AiF also named Charlotte Best and Axle Whitehead as runners up for the Scholarship at the invitation-only event in Beverly Hills, which was hosted by musician, comedian, actor and director, Tim Minchin.