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Fremantle and Screenworks partner to support regional talent development

Fremantle and Screenworks have announced an exciting collaboration to promote career advancement for burgeoning regional screen practitioners throughout Australia.

The partnership will connect the best talent identified through Screenworks’ programs and events, providing invaluable hands-on experience including series producing, directing and script writing on Fremantle’s various productions.

Fremantle will also become a major sponsor of Screenworks’ largest annual event, the Business of Producing Seminar.  It will also be a supporting partner of Screenworks’ annual calendar of workshop, events and initiatives.

Chris Oliver-Taylor, CEO Asia Pacific, Fremantle, said: “Fremantle’s rich slate of shows over many years have been a launch pad for careers – in front of and behind the camera – and we’re delighted to be able to provide this opportunity to the next generation of creatives.  With such iconic shows like Neighbours, Wentworth and Grand Designs in our slate, we are able to offer significant opportunities to regional creatives and are delighted to be able to work with Ken and the team at Screenworks.”

Ken Crouch, CEO, Screenworks, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer regional practitioners more opportunities as a result of this newly formed partnership with Fremantle.

There is enormous value to regional practitioners to have production companies like Fremantle, helping Screenworks support regional talent and project development and this is a great opportunity for Fremantle to tap into some of the best regional talent in Australia.”

Screenworks is the peak body for regional film, TV and screen related content that supports regional screen projects, its practitioners and promoting screen culture in regional Australia.  Screenworks principal activities provide screen-related development and networking opportunities, programs and initiatives specifically designed to support people living in regional, rural and remote Australia.

Screenworks will shortly be calling for applications to their 2020 Career Pathway programs and further information can be found at the Screenworks website