Ones to Watch – and support, and get to know, care of Screen Producers Australia

Twelve emerging producers going public in their long endurance races to success, in the 2021 Ones to Watch program.
Red desert, men running

Every culture has a rite of passage, even if Australians don’t make whoopee in the village square about First Communion any more. The Screen Producers Australia annual Ones to Watch list is looking like a ritual moment in the career of a rising producer. Most signals of success are built around productions and slates; this moment is a tribute to the deeper virtues that make up a profession.

SPA reckons it has supported 140 people in eight years, which is a pretty good recruitment rate. Even in the very first batch in 2013, 11 of the 16 producers were women.

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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.