Screen Australia Reveals Talent Gateway and Global Producers Exchange Recipients

Talent Gateway recipients Jub Clerc, Gemma
Courtesy of Screen Australia

The recipients of the Talent Gateway and Global Producers Exchange 2022 have been announced by Screen Australia and Australians in Film.

The two joint initiatives aim to support established Australian creatives in an increasingly global market by connecting them with key U.S. decision makers an expanding their skills.

Talent Gateway provides Australian screenwriters and directors with the skills, knowledge, access and relationships necessary to succeed further in the global market. The program aims to attract U.S. support, investment and partnerships for Australian content and careers.

You can read about the Talent Gateway recipients – Jub Clerc, Gemma Bird Matheson, Brendan Fletcher, Julie Kalceff, Danny and Michael Philippou and Monica Zanetti – here.

The Global Producers Exchange, meanwhile, provides Australia’s leading scripted producers with the skills, access and relationships necessary to succeed in the global market and to attract foreign investment and marketplace partnerships for Australian scripted content.

The exchange aims to give Australian IP and cultural stories the opportunity to be developed with internationally-based collaborators who possess a global outlook and a proven track record of success with international audiences, and to help position projects for success in the global market.

The recipients are Amplify’s Michelle Melky and Tom Maynard, Easy Tiger’s Ian Collie and Rob Gibson, Epic Films’ Kirsty Stark, Ludo Studio’s Charlie Aspinwall and Daley Pearson, Magpie Pictures’ Lois Randall and Ivy Mak and Princess Pictures’ Laura Waters and Mike Cowap. You can read about them here.

Graeme Mason, Screen Australia’s CEO, congratulated the group of winning creatives.

“In such a global market, we’re passionate about cultivating a strong pipeline of Australian screen projects and talent to gain exposure in the U.S., and leverage opportunities to reach international audiences and create strategic international alliances,” he said.

“We’re pleased to partner with AiF to support another crop of talented Australians who are working across film, television, animation, children’s content and online, to build their networks in North America and gain opportunities to advance their projects and careers. This program also creates an important pathway for Australian IP to be developed with internationally based collaborators who can help give ideas a global outlook.”

Peter Ritchie, Australians in Film’s executive director, added: “The development of our talent and stories, and the execution of our content needs to be world class more than ever to attract finance and to find an audience, both at home and abroad.

“AiF share a passion with Screen Australia for our stories to travel internationally, and cannot wait to start working with these incredibly talented Australian content creators and matching them with our respected and highly connected U.S. partners.”