Screen Australia announced more than $700,000 in funding through the Story, Talent and Sector Development programs. Included in the slate are fifteen features and three online series; supported placements for two Developing the Developer participants, and sector initiatives led by CuriousWorks, Information Cultural Exchange (I.C.E.) and MEAA’s Equity Foundation.

“In line with our commitment to the Screen Diversity & Inclusion Network (SDIN) Charter, we are incredibly proud to be supporting initiatives that focus on inclusivity,” said Nerida Moore, Senior Development Manager at Screen Australia. “We believe that I.C.E. and CuriousWorks’ grassroots approach to upskilling writers and producers from diverse backgrounds will play a substantial long-term role in improving the range of representations we see on screen. This work will be complemented by MEAA, who are seeking to expand the talent pool so that it more accurately reflects contemporary Australian society. These are highly targeted, industry-led initiatives that show the sector is actively coalescing around this issue.”