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Screen Australia Supports SPA Members in 2018 Funding Streams

Screen Producers Australia commends all the recipients of Screen Australia’s Enterprise Ideas and People funding pool for 2018.

The Enterprise Program which began in 2009 was created to meet the developing needs of the industry and facilitate the growth of the burgeoning SME screen sector. The latest Enterprise round featuring two new strands, Ideas and People provides support to 19 companies via $2.9 million in funding.

“SPA welcomes the opportunities for growth and international expansion that Screen Australia’s Enterprise funding pool brings to the industry. We congratulate our SPA members and affiliates who have been recognised in this round for a diverse range of initiatives. We look forward to seeing the benefits that this support produces,” said SPA CEO Matthew Deaner.

The Enterprise Ideas component providing $1.5 million in funding has supported SPA members: Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA), Guesswork DistributionStart VR and affiliate partners CuriousWorks and Screenworks.

In the Enterprise People strand, $1.4 million will contribute to salaried positions nationally for a range of development roles.

SPA members that have been recognised include; Paul Moran who will join Tasmanian animation company Blue Rocket where he will be mentored as a creative producer by principals Alicia Rackett and David Gurney; writer Ben Crisp, who will join Kirsty Stark’s South Australian company Epic Films where he will be mentored by a group of experienced creatives including Ian Collie from Easy Tiger; creative producer Samantha Dinning, who will be mentored by Philippa Campey at her Victorian-based production company Film Camp; Brisbane’s Ludo Studio in Brisbane, who will be supported to employ Daniel Schultz as Business Affairs Manager; producer Jodie Bell, supported to develop the independent production company Ramu Productions, based in Broome, WA; Briege Whitehead, who will be placed at Blizzard Road Productions where she will be mentored by Ray Pedretti; and Charlotte McConaghy, who will join highly experienced writer/producer Kris Wyld at Victorian-based Wyld FGA Pty Ltd.

“The Enterprise programme in all its iterations over the last eight years has been vital in the sustainability and development of Australia production companies and screen practitioners in many essential facets of their growth. From stimulating local and global business expansion strategies to content creation and development across international markets and screens.”

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