ANOTHER AUSSIE IN LA PODCAST
GREG COOTE SCHOLARSHIP
The Greg Coote Scholarship is an opportunity for an experienced Queensland writer, producer, director or creative executive to spend a minimum of 6-8 weeks in a US television series writers’ room. They will learn and capitalize from the prestige and quality of US television drama as part of Screen Queensland’s strategy to develop the state’s pool of talent in television and long-form drama.
Applications for the current program are now open: Apply
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.
AiF and Screen Queensland launch Greg Coote Scholarship
Screen Queensland and Australians in Film are calling for applications for the inaugural Greg Coote Scholarship - an opportunity for an experienced writer, producer, director or creative executive to spend a minimum of 6-8 weeks in a US television series writers' room.
The Scholarship will be awarded to an individual with experience and success in creating drama for the screen, and a demonstrable passion for creating television drama. It is an opportunity for a Queensland creative to learn and capitalize from the prestige and quality of US television drama as part of Screen Queensland's strategy to develop the state's pool of talent in television and long-form drama.
Rising star, Matt Levett, announced as recipient of Seventh Annual Heath Ledger Scholarship. Emilie Cocquerel and Lily Sullivan named Runners up.
For the high calibre judging panel, the choice was not an easy one to make. Emmy award winning casting director, Laray Mayfield (Fight Club, Gone Girl, House of Cards, The Social Network), who joined the panel for the first time this year said, ‘It was inspiring to be on a judging panel where every person was passionate and invested in the result. The decision was not easy as each of the applicants are talented and unique and we are sure they will have long and lovely careers." 'Ultimately our decision was to award the scholarship to Matt Levett. We are all excited about watching his talent and career continue to grow and we are also looking forward to seeing the work the runners up Emilie Cocquerel and Lily Sullivan will do,' she continued.
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.
Sign up to receive the latest information on AIF events and programs.