Nerida Moore, Screen Australia’s Head of Development, on COVID impact

While the sector is frantic to start shooting, it is also relishing the chance to develop projects. How does that feel to Nerida Moore, Screen Australia’s Head of Development?

Ask any agency or guild what is happening right now and they will talk frantic busyness. Nerida Moore’s department at Screen Australia is currently managing around two hundred new applications, for instance, under increased pressure to be fast and worthwhile. 

The emphasis on development is increasing the pace of change, which is already driven by the deep crises in screen communication. Subtle adjustments are turning out to liberate transforming possibilities. 

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.