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Dave Edwardz named recipient of the first Entertainment Felllowship prize

Thursday, December 04, 2014 9:27 AM | Anonymous

Village Roadshow Entertainment Group &

 Animal Logic Entertainment Fellowship 2014


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.

‘I’m thrilled and deeply humbled to be even considered for the inaugural Entertainment Fellowship. To be awarded the fellowship is a great honour. I believe that I will receive strong support on my professional journey, particularly in the business side of the industry. I know the Fellowship will help me take the next step in my career,’ said Edwardz.

President of Australians In Film, Simonne Overend said, ‘Dave was a stand out choice for the Fellowship. The calibre of his work and his single-minded approach to achieving his goals in filmmaking and film business tell us that there are exciting things coming from this Australian talent in the future.'

Fellowship Benefits Include

  • $20,000 USD stipend
  • Roundtrip economy airfare (flying Virgin Australia)
  • J-1 Visa
  • AiF Industry Membership
  • AiF introductions and networking
  • Travel insurance

The program was launched in 2014 as part of AIF’s non-profit goal to serve as a bridge between the US and Australian film and television industry. Applications for the 2015 fellowship open mid next year. Learn more about the fellowship

AiF congratulates Edwards and looks forward to fostering his career in Los Angeles. 

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About Village Roadshow Entertainment Group

Village Roadshow Entertainment Group is a leading global entertainment company building premier, content-rich businesses in the entertainment industry. VREG employs innovative strategies to produce, acquire and deliver intellectual properties with timeless appeal, while maximizing group-wide strategic and operational efficiencies. VREG is the holding company of Village Roadshow Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures Asia.

About Animal Logic Entertainment

One of the world's most highly respected digital production studios, Animal Logic produces and develops award-winning design, animation and visual effects for the film industries. Credits include Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, Happy Feet, 300, House of Flying Daggers, Moulin Rouge, Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Iron Man 3, Walking with Dinosaurs: The Movie, The Great Gatsby and The Rover. Animal Logic recently completed production on feature films, The LEGO® Movie and Angelina Jolie’s, Unbroken and is currently in production on Chen Kaige’s, The Monk. Animal Logic has studios in Sydney and Los Angeles.

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