Far North Queensland Strategy to hit ground

Cairns esplanade

Make it in FNQ: Network and plan your creative career

Thursday 13 February, 6;00pm – 8:00pm

Salt House, Cairns

FREE EVENT Registration essential

The delivery
of the Queensland Government’s Advance Queensland Far North Queensland
Screen Production Strategic Plan will kick start on Thursday 13 February
with a free networking event in Cairns called Make it in FNQ: Network and plan your creative career for
local film, TV and games development practitioners.

Annastacia Palaszczuk said the event was the first in a series of initiatives,
events and workshops that will roll out over the next three years to boost the
existing capability in the region and harness the talent of artists, storytellers
and crew in the Far North.

“We are
helping to strengthen the local capacity to produce high-quality screen content
from the unique perspective of the Far North that together we can take to
global audiences,” said the Premier.

Screen Queensland’s
CEO Kylie Munnich said they were delighted to partner with Australia’s peak
regional screen industry group Screenworks, to deliver a variety of
opportunities including skills development workshops, meet the broadcaster events,
mentorships, screen productions and more.

“Together with
Screenworks we will deliver a comprehensive program specifically designed for
the region that will support the experienced practitioners as well as inspire
and upskill the next wave of screen industry creatives in Far North
Queensland,” said Ms Munnich.

“This will be
my first of many visits to the region over the coming years and I’m excited to
be meeting with local stakeholders and getting to know the diverse pool of
talent who live and work in the region.

“I’ll be
joined by a strong contingent from Screen Queensland and we’re all looking
forward to uncovering and supporting new stories and new talent,” Ms Munnich

attending the event at the Salt House, Thursday 13 February, 6-8pm, will be
able to build on existing relationships, forge new connections and talk with
representatives from Screen Queensland and Screenworks including:

  • Kylie
    Munnich, CEO Screen Queensland
  • Ken
    Crouch, CEO, Screenworks
  • Jo
    Dillon, Executive Vice President Content, Screen Queensland
  • Douglas
    Watkin, Vice President Indigenous
    Stories and Talent, Screen Queensland
  • Rowena
    Billard, Screen Culture Manager, Screen Queensland.

CEO Ken Crouch said he is looking forward to partnering with the Queensland
Government through Screen Queensland to deliver the strategy and drive regional

“This launch
event will be a fantastic opportunity for the local screen industry to come
together to find out about the slate of opportunities we have planned for them
and the region, in addition to being a great chance to catch up with colleagues
and meet new collaborators,” said Mr Crouch.

Make it in FNQ: Network and plan your creative career will be held Thursday, 13 February, 6:00 – 8.00pm at the Salt House, Marina Point, 2 Pierpoint Road, Cairns. All emerging and established screen industry practitioners based in Far North Queensland are invited to register via the Screenworks’ website.www.screenworks.com.au/fnq

For more
information visit the Advance Queensland Far North Queensland Screen
Production Strategic Plan visit https://advance.qld.gov.au/screen-industry.

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