More SA state filmmaker support initiative program thingys

The South Australians seem to proliferate initiatives faster than any other state agency, which means they are ripe for copying - and involvement by South Australians. Here's some more.
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South Australians seem to proliferate initiatives faster than any other state agency, which means they are ripe for copying – and involvement by South Australians. Here’s some more.

These are professional development programs.

“The Script Factory’s Script Writing and Development Workshop. The Script Factory was established in 1996 and is considered a UK industry leader in all elements of script-based industry training. Script Factory Director Lucy Scher will run the workshops.

Rocket Science is a mentoring scheme providing creative, market and financing advice to emerging and established writer/producer/director teams. Rocket Science is a program devised by development, marketing and distribution executives Victoria Treole and Sue Murray who will also be the creative and management consultants for the two strands.

The Script Writing and Development Workshop is an intensive 5 day craft program specially designed for South Australia to bring new and emerging screenwriters together with readers, directors and producers for intensive script sessions. These workshops cover training sessions on story development and screenwriting craft; writing exercises to help generate ideas and create integral layers of complexity that can sustain the story, and individual meetings for writers to meet with the Script Factory trainers and invite their producer/director/script editors to observe.

Applications will be invited from writers, director and producers with projects developed to at least 2nd draft. Script editors wishing to improve their craft skills, who can demonstrate a keen engagement with words for the screen, are also invited to apply.

The first workshops will be conducted in Adelaide in March 2006 and a call for formal applications will be made in mid-October. The process of selection will be handled by The Script Factory’s Lucy Scher, Victoria Treole, Sue Murray and an SAFC representative.

Rocket Science will take place over two years and emerging and established writer/producer/director teams with projects ready to take to the marketplace are invited to indicate their interest to the SAFC.

Filmmaking is visual story telling. It results from the combination of imagination, inspiration, talent, craft and perseverance. The SAFC invites you to embark on this exciting and unique project.

Victoria Treole and Sue Murray will be in Adelaide on Thursday October 6 and Friday October 7, and are available to provide information on both initiatives. Please contact Rebecca Waddingham at the SAFC on 8348 9320 to make an appointment.

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