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Emerging Producer Placement (EPP) 2019/20

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Emerging Producer Placement (EPP)


The EPP will provide emerging producers with a unique opportunity to gain experience with NSW screen production companies, in addition to working with Screen NSW Sector Investment team. EPP is a fast-track career opportunity by matching highly experienced screen industry practitioners with undiscovered emerging producing talent.

In this round, two candidates will be selected for placement opportunities. One placement will be a dedicated spot for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander emerging producer. The other placement will prioritise emerging producers from underrepresented groups including women, people from CaLD backgrounds, people with disability, LGBTQI people and people from Western Sydney.

The two candidates will be selected and paid to undertake a six-month customised program. They will spend the majority of the time with production companies, with additional time at Screen NSW and attending key industry events.

Applications for the Emerging Producers Placement Program open on Tuesday 9 October 2019 at 12:00pm and close on Friday 8 November 2019 at midnight.

Please read the guidelines before applying

Who is Eligible?

1. Emerging producers who currently reside in NSW.

2. Emerging producers who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and from under-represented groups (women, people with disability, LGBTIQ people, people from CaLD backgrounds), people from outside metropolitan areas.

3. Have at least one credit as producer on a short film or web series.

We are committed to representation from all parts of the community and encourage submissions from people from under-represented groups including women, people with disability, LGBTIQ people, people from outside metropolitan areas.

What do I need to submit?

You will need to complete an application form detailing how you meet the Selection Criteria and why you believe the attachment would be of value to you at this point in your career.

You will need to address each of the following Selection Criteria:

1. A knowledge of current development and project financing practices within Australia.

2. A demonstrated understanding of production budgets.

3. Highly developed organisational skills and ability to meet deadlines.

4. Analytical and research skills, and the ability to collate information and write reports using a variety of software packages.

5. An ability to work independently and to exercise initiative, sensitivity and discretion.

How is my application assessed?

Your application will be assessed on the basis of your experience and your expression of interest relating to the selection criteria.

Applications will be assessed by a panel of Create NSW staff including the Senior Manager of Sector Investment (Screen) and the Head of Screen NSW. Short-listed applicants will be invited to interview and subsequent recommendations will be considered by the Executive Director.

Completing the application

  • Remember to save the form on a regular basis
  • Applications MUST be submitted prior to midnight of the closing date
  • If you require further information please contact Nadia Obeid on (02) 8289 6419 or email