Screenability NSW is an umbrella program of activities that will deliver on an open-ended policy commitment by Screen NSW to work with industry to grow participation in the screen sector by people with disabilities.
The Screenability NSW Internship Program is a training and paid internship program for people with a disability, who are seeking employment in the film and television industry. The Program features training followed by internships on some of Australia’s most-watched “event” TV shows and highly-anticipated feature films, working with Australia’s leading production companies, broadcasters and streaming services.
The program will create opportunities for people in the technical and creative areas of screen production, including set building, art dept, camera and sound depts, make up and wardrobe, along with writing, producing, admin and production roles, plus editing, sound design, VFX, composing and many more. There will also be opportunities in the programming, scheduling and commissioning departments of partners including Foxtel, Stan and iView.
Prior to starting their internship, each of the eight individuals matched with a production will be provided with bespoke training through the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, developed in consultation with Bus Stop Films.
Internships, attachments and industry placements for emerging practitioners are well-established pathways to employment in the screen sector and we consider this program a critical first step towards working with the NSW government and the screen industry to deliver longer term job placements in the screen production sector.