News In Brief: Screen opportunities galore, Paramount+ launches, and MIFF goes all-digital

Tragedy for MIFF, but a wealth of good news this week for those looking for new opportunities in front of the screen and behind the camera.
Anna Torv and Sam Reid in The Newsreader on ABC

THIS WEEK’S TOP 3 STORIES

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Here Out West features eight interweaving stories with eight different directors. Julie Kalceff is one of them.

THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE PICTURES


SCREEN INDUSTRY OPPORTUNITIES AND ASSISTANCE

  • Screenrights announces 2021 cultural funding list
    Screenrights Cultural Fund fuels industry change, from New Pasifica Creators to an Impact Teams Lab.
  • Verdict Film Group Raising Production Finance
    Cameron Miller has been on a crusade to raise money for the Victor Chang Heart Research Institute ever since his son Shaun died in 2012 at the age of 17. He had a congenital heart defect. Cameron Miller now runs a company called Verdict Film Group, which he claims has an innovative way of raising production finance. By running investments in screen projects through The Shaun Miller Foundation, producers can take advantage of the tax benefits around registered charities, in return for a $10,000 donation to the Institute.

INDIGENOUS EXCELLENCE


COVID LOCKDOWNS HIT LOCAL EVENTS


ON OUR SCREENS, RIGHT NOW


ON OUR SCREENS, SOON


DEEP DIVES INTO GAMES

What can games tell us about girlhood?
From Life is Strange to The Walking Dead to Lost Wage Rampage, videogames can depict girlhood in groundbreaking, complex ways.


THE FESTIVAL CIRCUIT

Edmond is the managing editor of GamesHub. He was previously at GameSpot for 13 years, where he was the Australian Editor and an award-winning video producer. You can follow him @EdmondTran